Christine Hanlon, Ph.D. (University of Florida) is an award-winning educator who has over 25 years of teaching experience. She currently teaches advertising, intercultural communication, and other communication courses. Dr. Hanlon served as President of the Florida Communication Association twice and has received many teaching awards, including:

  • Florida Communication Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award, 2006
  • UCF Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Awards, 2006, 2011, 2016 & 2021
  • UCF College of Sciences Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Awards, 2018 & 2022
  • UCF University-level Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2022

Note: The University-level Excellence award is the highest undergraduate teaching award at UCF. Only one faculty member is chosen for this award each year.

Dr. Hanlon’s research focuses advertising, social media, popular culture, and gender issues. Her work has been published in the Florida Communication Journal and several editions of Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course.

During the spring 2013 semester, Dr. Hanlon was invited to guest lecture at Salzburg College in Salzburg, Austria. Dr. Hanlon served as a Faculty Fellow for the UCF Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning from Fall 2020 through Spring 2022. In that role, she primarily led faculty trainings that focused on learning new technologies.

Dr. Hanlon is completing the Master Gardener certification with the University of Florida’s Seminole County IFAS agency and has served as a grant writer for nonprofit organizations (which has resulted in over $50K in grants for local nonprofit organizations). She has traveled extensively with her family (to nearly every continent) and frequently visits her in-laws in the Netherlands.