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Kim Hansen, Ph.D.

Kim Hansen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Human Services

Archbishop Borders Hall
Room 211

+ (301) 447-5620
Despite an international perspective - thanks to a Norwegian mother, American father and Russian wife - his classes focus on making sense of American culture and institutions. At the Mount, he has participated in work against capital punishment and serves as faculty advisor to the Campus Democrats. He lives in Frederick and spends his free time reading and relaxing with his wife and little boy.

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (2008)
M.A., University of California, San Diego
B.A., and B.S. University of North Dakota

Medicine, Military, Religion, Stratification.

Hansen, Kim P. Military Chaplains and Religious Diversity New York: Palgrave Macmillan. October, 2012

In addition to work on military chaplaincy, he has an interest in the medicalization of death and dying, with publications on Physician-Assisted Suicide and on Lethal Injection.

His book about military chaplains has been reviewed in Commonweal Magazine, Armed Forces & Society and Journal of Church & State. He has been invited to speak about chaplaincy at the University of Oslo, at Brite Divinity School in Texas, and on Capitol Hill.