Education Faculty

Deborah Hanson
Deborah Hanson

Deborah Hanson

Associate Professor of Education

(812) 866-7393


Debbie Hanson originally hails from Illinois and earned her doctorate at Indiana University in curriculum and instruction with a major emphasis in science education. She is a certified teacher in the State of Indiana for grades 5-12 and taught in the Seymour (IN) Middle School from 1985-1993. She has taught as an adjunct faculty member at IUPUI in Columbus (IN) and as an assistant instructor at IU-Bloomington. From 1998-2002, Hanson worked as an education coordinator at Kidscommons, the Columbus Children's Museum. Debbie and her husband Larry are the parents of three children in the Bartholomew County Schools system.


B.S., University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana); M.S., Ed.D., Indiana University (Bloomington)
Laurie Bauer
Cheryl Torline
Cheryl Torline

Cheryl Torline

Teacher Education Program Assistant and Registrar Assistant

(812) 866-7390


Cheryl came to the Hanover College Education Department in 2005 after working for several years as the school secretary for a local parochial school. She has served in a volunteer capacity with several parent organizations and improvement committees during her childrens' school years and is actively involved with keeping the Arts in our elementary and secondary schools.
Kay Williams
Kay Williams

Kay Williams

Associate Professor of Education/Director of Teacher Education

(812) 866-7395


Kay Williams serves as associate professor of education and has taught at Hanover College since 2000. She came to Hanover with more than 20 years of teaching experience (k-12), four years as a school program coordinator, three years as assistant instructor for undergraduate and graduate level education courses.

Williams was founding director for a community children's museum. Her scholarship has included a longitudinal study of kindergarten use of computers to teach reading and writing and a study about why high school students students of color do or do not pursue a teaching career.

In addition to previously serving as an accreditation administrator for Hanover's education department, Williams currently focuses on secondary education instruction that reflects national and state reform/change.


Ph.D., Indiana University
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Mathematics education
Special education
Multicultural education
Off-campus study of the civil rights movement
Off-campus study of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee
Indiana and national accreditation coordinator

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