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Dan Hannon

Chapter Director | Pennsylvania State University

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Dan Hannon is a research technologist at Penn State, specializing in microarrays and Next-Generation Sequencing. Dan is also a graduate of Penn State (BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and Biola University (MA, Christian Apologetics) and serves locally in his church as a deacon and worship leader. He enjoys teaching apologetics both Sunday mornings as well as in small groups, covering topics such as science/faith issues, worldview, and ways for Christians to better engage the culture through meaningful conversations. Dan is a PA native who has lived in central Pennsylvania all his life; he now lives just outside State College with his wife and two children.


Dan grew up in a Christian home and was raised in a mainline church in Lewistown, Pennsylvania but would say he didn’t really know the Lord until later in his life.  While dating his wife in college, he was invited to church and heard the gospel proclaimed in a way he had never heard before.  His eyes were opened to the truth of Christianity, and for the first time, he realized that this was in a personal way.  A hunger for reading and the teaching of God’s word and subsequent thirst for knowing what and why he believed drove him to study apologetics, first on his own, and then formally through the MA program at Biola to earn his degree.  Discipled and mentored personally by his pastor–a kindred spirit in many things, including apologetics–(close by) and radio apologist Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason (from afar), he has developed a love for good theology, apologetics, and philosphy and tries to apply them in all aspects of his life.  First and foremost however, his goal is to faithfully stand for and proclaim God’s word and the gospel of Jesus Christ for as long as the Lord wills and gives him the strength to do so.


Biola University, MA in Christian Apologetics, 2009

Pennsylvania State University, BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1999