Bio (David Hannah)

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David Hannah


Associate Faculty


Education and Technology


Dr. David Hannah has spent more than 30 years working in a variety of roles in both the college and university sectors, primarily in student services, registrarial services and related areas. His primary areas of interest include student services, student conduct and risk management, organizational theory and culture in higher education, enrolment management and international issues in higher education. His primary research interest has been in the law as it applies to students in colleges and universities in Canada. He recently co-authored a chapter in Canada's first handbook on higher education law.


Over the past three decades Hannah has worked in numerous positions in colleges and universities in Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan and the United Arab Emirates. During this period he worked as an academic advisor, counselling psychologist, counselling department head, student information systems project manager, registrar and most recently associate vice president, student affairs at the University of Saskatchewan from 2002 to 2014. In 2014 he established a firm that provides consulting and leadership coaching services both privately and as a member of a national consulting agency in the areas of student services, enrolment management, program and service reviews, innovation and change management, student conduct and risk management, process improvement, policy development and strategic planning. In addition to his work experience, Hannah served on the board of directors for the Canadian Association for College and University Student Services (2003 to 2005 and 2007 to 2009), was conference chair for the 2007 CACUSS Conference and a faculty member for the Canadian Institute on Student Affairs and Services program from 2010 to 2015.


Hannah holds a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education from the University of Calgary (1976), a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta (1983) and a PhD in Higher Education Administration from Bowling Green State University (1996).