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Brian Hanssen

Brian Hanssen

Joined Stern 2009

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 3-103
New York, NY 10012



Brian Hanssen is the Director of the Management Communication Program and a Clinical Associate Professor of Management Communication. He joined New York University Stern School of Business as an adjunct professor in 2009 and was a Visiting Associate Professor of Management Communication from 2015-2019. He joined Stern full-time in 2019.

Prior to teaching in both the undergraduate and MBA programs at NYU Stern and NYU Shanghai, Professor Hanssen held a global management position at Intralinks, a leading technology provider of secure collaboration solutions. He is also a former management consultant in the field of organizational development (OD), specializing in the effective corporate communication of large-scale change initiatives. His experiences encompass organizational restructuring, system-wide IT implementations, learning management and the development of social impact and corporate shared-value programs across the globe. Past clients include UBS, General Electric, Citi, Total Oil and the Republic of Kenya. He also worked in the non-profit sector as the director of Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) and was a high school administrator and teacher in Los Angeles.

Professor Hanssen also runs a non-profit organization, Social Impact Scholars, and consults regularly in the private sector.

Professor Hanssen holds degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles and Columbia University.

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Organizational Communication (NYU Shanghai)
  • Business and Society
  • Business Communication
  • Communication
  • Leadership Practicum (NYU Shanghai)
  • Managerial Skills
  • Organizational Communication and its Social Context