Faculty Profile

Dr. Clare William (Bill) Hanson, II, Ph.D.,

Captain, United States Navy (retired)

cwh217@lhup.edu | 116 Founders Hall, Lock Haven Clearfield Campus

Areas of Expertise:

Aquatic Ecology, Freshwater Science, Limnology, Freshwater Entomology, and Freshwater Macroinvertebrates.


Ph.D., Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Penn State University

M.A, National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College

B.S., Nuclear Engineering, Penn State University

Courses Most Commonly Taught:

Basic Biology (BIOL 101), Principles of Biology I (BIOL 106), and

Principles of Biology II (BIOL 107).

Professional Publications: 

                    Hanson, C. W., II.  2013.  Aquatic Habitat Characters that Support Both The Bridle Shiner (Notropis  bifrenatus) and The Ironcolor Shiner (Notropis chalybaeus).  A Dissertation in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, 222 pages.  College of Agricultural Sciences, The Graduate School, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.


Active duty service as a Naval Officer in the United States Submarine Force for over 31 years.