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Lane Hansel

Professor, Chair, College of Arts and Sciences,
Department of Applied Science

Dr. Lane Hansel came to Maranatha in 2011 as administrator of Maranatha Baptist Academy, a position he held for nine years. During that time, he also taught courses in the University’s Department of Applied Science and School of Education.

Prior to coming to Maranatha, he spent fourteen years in New Hampshire teaching an array of science, math, and Bible courses, coaching, and as an Academic Supervisor. Dr. Hansel accepted his new role as Chair of the Department of Applied Science in 2020.

Education & Credentials

  • EdD, Educational Leadership, Bob Jones University
  • MS, Microbiology, Clemson University
  • MS, Biological Sciences, Clemson University (in progress) 
  • MS, Counseling, Bob Jones University 
  • BS, Biology, Bob Jones University 

Get to know Lane Hansel

Campus Involvement

Chair, Department of Applied Science; Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach


Lane and his wife, Karen, have been married since 1992 and have four children (three MBU grads–one in the School of Education and two in the School of Nursing) and one MBU junior in the School of Nursing

Other Activities and Interests

Coaching, watching our children play sports, being with family

Church Ministry

Lane and Karen oversee the nursery ministry at their church