Bryan Hanson
Bryan Hanson

Bryan Hanson

Assistant Director, The Werner Institute
School of Law

Academic Appointments


  • Werner Institute


  • Instructor

Secondary Appointment

  • Graduate School

Teaching Activity

  • Practicum: Campus program
  • Practicum: Online program
  • Principles of Organizational Consulting for Conflict Resolution Professionals
  • Systems Design and Consulting for Conflict Specialists


Bryan is the Assistant Director and an Assistant Professor of the Werner Institute for Negotiation & Dispute Resolution at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He received an MA in Organizational Psychology with a graduate certificate in Organizational Conflict Management from John F. Kennedy University and a BS in Speech Communications from Minnesota State University. Bryan enjoys working with the students to help them develop and attain their professional goals. Beyond the teaching and administrative duties for the Werner Institute Bryan provides training in conflict resolution skills, designs and delivers facilitated dialogue processes, mediates, and tries to find free time to enjoy the natural world, music and art.

Teaching Philosophy
Bryan believes that the development of professional capacity is best accomplished through the integration of the concepts and materials studied with opportunities for practical application. This opportunity to mimic professional projects within academic assignments provides a safe, yet powerful way to inform the student of the dynamics that may be altered through the application of the concepts learned. This in turn provides reflection points for the continued professional development that takes place following the completion of the academic program.


  • BS, Speech Communications, Minnesota State University at Mankato
  • MA, Organizational Psychology and graduate certificate, Organizational Conflict Management, John F. Kennedy University
  • In progress with the Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership at Creighton University


Approved Parenting Act Mediator in Nebraska Certified Mediator to handle high conflict cases with domestic and intimate partner abuse

Publications and Presentations


  • Arthur Pearlstein, Bryan Hanson & Noam Ebner, ODR in North America, in Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice: A Treatise on Technology and Dispute Resolution 431 (Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Ethan Katsch & Daniel Rainey eds., 2012)., 2012

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Member Award, 2014 – Nebraska Mediation, 2016
  • Recipient of Ignatian Scholarship, Creighton Univesity , 2016