Bruce Hanson grew up in Duluth, attended St. Olaf College and got his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1982, the same year that he began teaching at St. Olaf. His research interests include quasiconformal mappings and analysis on metric spaces. He has spent sabbaticals in Sweden and Finland, giving him a chance to engage in his passion for learning foreign languages. Bruce has four sons: Shane, Anders, Mats and Leif and in his spare time he loves to sing, play guitar, ride his road bike and watch his sons compete in various sporting events.