The Rev. Danielle Hansen Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Director of Field Education

The Rev. Danielle Hansen, PhD, is assistant professor of pastoral theology and serves as director of field education. Prior to arriving at Seminary of the Southwest, she was a lecturer at Yale and Tufts universities, in addition to serving as chaplain at Groton School and as a parish priest in Lexington, Lincoln, and Quincy, Massachusetts. She is the author of several works in practical theology, namely Conceiving Family: A Practical Theology of Surrogacy and Self (Baylor University Press, 2019), God and Harry Potter at Yale (Unlocking Press, 2010), and Expecting Jesus (Morehouse, 2014), a series of Advent daily reflections. She is also the co-editor of When Two or Three Are Gathered, an anthology of spiritual vignettes composed by a diversity of individuals throughout The Episcopal Church. In addition to her books, Dr. Hansen has written extensively for publications including Huffington Post and The Guardian about the intersection of popular culture and faith. She has served as a member of the Yale Divinity School Alumni Board and The Episcopal Church's Board of Examining Chaplains.

BA, Yale University, 2003
MDiv, Yale University, 2006
STM, Yale University, 2008
Certificate in Anglican Studies, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, 2008
PhD, Boston University, 2014