Cory Cooper Hansen is a Professor Emerita with Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Calgary, in her home town of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is a proud graduate of ASU’s graduate schools earning a master’s degree in elementary education and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction.
Prior to entering higher education, Cory taught kindergarten for 10 years in Phoenix, Arizona. She received an award for excellence in teaching at ASU’s West campus in 2006 and has been recognized outstanding work in early childhood literacy education. Below, you can find a clip from our Sunbelt Spotlight with Cory, where she shares how reading to her children lead to her career in education.