James R. Hansen


IPFW Alumni Citation Award (1990)

B.A., 1974


James R. Hansen is a professor of history at Auburn University. A 1974 Indiana University graduate, he played on the golf team from 1970-1974 and served as co-captain in his junior and senior years. In 1990 he received the Alumni Citation Award from IPFW.

A former historian for NASA, Hansen is the author of eight books on the history of aerospace. In the mid-nineties he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for a book published on the history of spaceflight.