Michael Hanna

Michael Hanna, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Office: Psychology 106

E-mail: michael.hanna@vanguard.edu

Voice: 714-619-6449


  • Addiction Studies
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • General Psychology


  • University of California, Irvine, 2004                                                                                 Ph.D., Biological Sciences with Specialization in Neurobiology
  • University of California, Irvine, 2012                                                                                 B.S., Neurobiology & Behavior


This is my first year teaching at Vanguard University, and I am truly loving it here. Prior to Vanguard I taught a Neurobiology Lab at UCI and was an adjunct faculty at Mt. San Antonio Community College and Los Angeles Trade Technical College.  Areas of interest include substance abuse, neurological disorders, and developmental disorders.

Apart from Vanguard, I am involved in services aimed at providing food and clothing to the homeless of Downtown Los Angeles. I am also involved in a tutoring and college-preparation program for high school youth in Orange County.