- BS in Physics and graduated with Honors from BYU
- MS and PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Brother Hansen grew up in the Midwest, living in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Colorado. He served a mission in Seoul, Korea. He received his BS in Physics and graduated with Honors from BYU. He received his MS and PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to coming to BYU-Idaho he spent seven years in research and development in the semiconductor industry. He and his wife Stacey met at BYU on the Ballroom Dance Team and are the parents of four children. Brother Hansen enjoys hiking, reading, skiing, golfing, fishing, and traveling.