Hassen Hussein has been an adjunct assistant professor at Saint Mary’s since 2011. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has experience in curriculum design, program development, implementation, and evaluation. As a former International Advocacy Director, Mr. Hussein brings a richly varied international experience, having traveled the world and worked closely with U.S. European, and African governmental, business, civic, media, research, and academic organizations. His responsibilities included peace-making, promoting awareness about social justice, speaking to the media, leading conferences, workshops, and symposiums that brought together senior leaders, scholars, and activists from a cross-section of society.
He has appeared as a guest on such media outlets as BBC, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, and Minnesota Public Radio, and has been quoted in such publications as the Washington Times, East African Standard, Twin Cities Daily, and Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. As a data analyst and manger at Competitive Media Reporting (now Kantar Media) and as a report writer with the University of Minnesota Health System, Hassen gained years of experience from the corporate world.
Having worked the greater portion of his life as educator, senior executive, agent of change, and advocate of democracy and human rights, he brings a wealth of management and leadership experience spanning three continents, and topics including business, academia, media, and advocacy. Mr. Hussein is a citizen journalist serving as editor for an online news website catering to the Horn of Africa region. A recent news article was published by GlobalPost.com, the 2012 winner of the Edward R. Murrow award for its excellence in writing. Mr. Hussein’s academic article on the complicated security, geopolitical, and social situation in Somalia was published on a peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Oromo Studies.
He has a B.A. in Management and Administration from Addis Ababa University, an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Education in Leadership from Saint Mary's University.