Chris Hansen

Hansen1 Director of Film & Digital Media Division
Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media

Contact Information

Phone: 254.710.4464
Office: Castellaw Communications Center 122
Office Hours: M/W 8:30am - 11:30am or by appt.

Mailing Address:

Dept. of Communication Studies
One Bear Place # 97368
Baylor University
Waco, TX 76798-7368

Chris Hansen Vitae 2009


  • B.A., English, Lee College
  • M.A., Communication, Regent University
  • M.F.A., Script & Screenwriting, Regent University


Chris Hansen is an award-winning writer and director. His feature films have screened at festivals throughout the United States and Canada,have been released theatrically in Los Angeles and New York, and have been reviewed in the LA Times, The Village Voice and the LA Weekly, among many others. His films include The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah, Clean Freak, Endings, Where We Started and Blur Circle.

Chris resides in Robinson, Texas with his wife, Sherry, and their four daughters. You can read more about his work in film and screenwriting at his website, (

Member, Independent Writers Caucus (WGAw), Film Independent, Austin Film Society


  • FDM 1303 Intro to Mass Communication
  • FDM 3373 Screenwriting
  • FDM 4382 Advanced Screenwriting
  • FDM 4340 Mass Media & Society
  • FDM 4366 Postproduction
  • FDM 4367 Film & Video Directing
  • FDM 4371 Field Production

Teaching Interests

  • Screenwriting
  • Film/Video Production and Postproduction
  • Aesthetics
  • Film Industry (Business and Dealmaking)
  • Film History

Research/Production Interests

  • Feature screenwriting and Independent Feature Filmmaking; active filmmaker working on new feature and short projects