Kevin Hansen

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service

Kevin Hansen is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner and the Vice President of Strategy, Operations and Policy at Empire State Development, chief economic development agency of the State of New York.

His career has included roles with the City of Chicago, the District of Columbia Mayor's Office, and the international strategy consulting firm Bain & Company.

A resident of Brooklyn, Kevin earned his M.P.A. degree from NYU Wagner on the Bohnett Public Service Fellowship. He also holds a B.B.A. in accounting and a B.S. in political science, both of which he earned with honors and distinction from The University of Iowa.

Outside of work, Kevin is a board member of the New York City Chapter of the New Leaders Council and a co-founder of PolicyAtlas.org, a user-contributed encyclopedia of known public policy solutions.

Continuation of CAP-GP 3401.

As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams spend an academic year addressing challenges and identifying opportunities for a client organization. Wagner's Capstone program provides students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience whereby they are able to experience first-hand turning the theory of their studies into practice under the guidance of an experienced faculty member. Projects require students to get up-to-speed quickly on a specific content or issue area; enhance key process skills including project management and teamwork; and develop competency in gathering, analyzing, and reporting out on data. Capstone requires students to interweave their learning in all these areas, and to do so in real time, in an unpredictable, complex, real-world environment.

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Couples with CAP-GP 3402.

As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams spend an academic year addressing challenges and identifying opportunities for a client organization. Wagner's Capstone program provides students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience whereby they are able to experience first-hand turning the theory of their studies into practice under the guidance of an experienced faculty member. Projects require students to get up-to-speed quickly on a specific content or issue area; enhance key process skills including project management and teamwork; and develop competency in gathering, analyzing, and reporting out on data. Capstone requires students to interweave their learning in all these areas, and to do so in real time, in an unpredictable, complex, real-world environment.

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