During his 16 years with the Science Center, Hanselman has distinguished himself through his innovative analytical methods. He is recognized among his peers as a leader in stock assessment methods. Through his extensive work with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council he has gained the trust and respect of the fishing industry and other constituents.
Among his many achievements, Hanselman is the sablefish stock assessment lead and coauthor on several rockfish assessments. He also served as co-chair of the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Groundfish Plan Team, and is currently a member of the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee.
Hanselman has a leadership role on several national working groups, including being awarded a Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for his contributions to the NOAA Scientific Integrity Committee. Hanselman is also a past winner of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Hanselman takes over for Dr. Peter Hagen who has been serving as acting division director for the past two years.
Hanselman has a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a Master’s degree and PhD in Fisheries Biology from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.