College of Arts and Sciences

WIU English Professor Jerry Hansen Retires - Spring 2018

When Jerry Hansen arrived at WIU in 1984, he had no idea he’d stay 34 years. Here in WIU’s English Department, Jerry found his home. He immediately immersed himself in the department culture by serving on committees and planning department events. Jerry’s true passion, though, was teaching. His students found themselves in an engaging writing course, learning critical thinking and traditional rhetoric. Jerry’s expectations for his students were high, and many of his students left his course with true lessons on how to succeed in college and in life. His colleagues have benefited from Jerry’s years here, too. His expertise in teaching and his departmental knowledge were highly valued, as well as his freely given advice.

Thank you, Jerry, for all you have given to our department and to our students. You will be greatly missed!

Your friend and colleague,

Christy Wherley

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