Research School of Economics, ANU College of Business & Economics
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
Dr Dana Hanna has a desire to journey with her students to assist them develop a deeper understanding and passion for economics, see the importance of interdisciplinary approaches and recognise both the usefulness and limitations of current theory. She brings real passion and practice into the classroom and turns economics from a technical, challenging, monotonous discipline to one that is practical, dynamic, engaging and fun – developing a next generation of economists with real economics skill and a passion for the discipline.
"I just absolutely fell in love with teaching and watching that light bulb moment with the students. I fell in love with it, and I just haven't left because I can't see myself ever leaving."
"Teaching is super important as it is at ANU and as it should be. And sometimes it goes unrecognized, but that interplay between research and teaching is really powerful."