Theatre Department

Dr. Richard Hansen

Associate Professor of Theatre History


Box 43, BDA 102
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Voice: (615) 898-2267
Fax: (615) 898-5826

Richard Hansen joined the MTSU faculty in 1999. He previously taught at Bradley University, Northern Kentucky University, and Wright State University. A life member of the Harold Pinter Society, he has a special interest in British theatre and play writing and has taught classes in London. He is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and describes himself as a cinematic fanatic. Hansen received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia, M.A. from Miami University (Ohio), and B.A. from Valparaiso University. An Ohio native, he has performed in over 50 productions. His 28 years in theatre management include two years of running cinemas.

Courses Taught:

  • THEA-1030 - Theatre Apprecation
  • THEA-1030 - Honors Theatre Appreciation
  • THEA-4800 - Theatre History I: Greek to Restoration
  • THEA-4810 - Theatre History II: Restoration to Present
  • THEA-4890 - Topics in Playwrights & Dramatic Theory