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Faculty Spotlight Spring 2014: Jennifer Hansen

Dean of the First Year and Professor of Philosophy
~Lexie Vining '16

Professor of Philosophy, Jennifer Hansen is very fond of the CBL courses offered, and has taught several throughout her teaching career here at St. Lawrence. She believes that "when students work directly in the community, they understand more deeply the joys and challenges of living in a rural impoverished community". Professor Hansen also thinks that "CBL more powerfully challenges students to see the variety of ways people live in this country, and that no one else can generalize the experience to others. CBL promotes empathetic attention and hopefully, compassion." The CBL courses organized by the Center for Civic Engagement wouldn't be possible without the support and enthusiasm of teachers like Professor Hansen. Her dedication to this program and her students certainly does not go unnoticed.