Eric Hansen
Professor and Department Head
Wood Science & Engineering
Length of service: 
25 years

I received a B.S. in Forest Products Business Management from the University of Idaho in 1990 and a PhD in 1994 from Virginia Tech, specializing in Forest Products Marketing. Career happenings I am most proud of: Co-author of the textbook Strategic Marketing in the Global Forest Industries, now available via OSU Open Access; six study abroad courses to various parts of Europe; lead role in creation of two refereed journals – Journal of Forest Products Business Research, and BioProducts Business; close collaboration with friends/colleagues in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Australia, Canada, Finland, Mexico, Norway, and Slovenia; leading the Department of Wood Science & Engineering since 2017. All this made possible by Krista Hansen who raised two amazing boys (Rami & Niko) and managed all aspects of our lives outside of OSU.