Education: B.A., Columbia University, 1969; Ph.D (Russian/European History) University of California, Berkeley, 1977.
Academic Employment: University of California, San Diego, 1978; Northwestern University, 1979-80; IREX Scholar, Leningrad, USSR, 1981-82; Memphis State University, 1983-89; College of Alameda, 1989; University of California, Davis, 1989; Mills College, 1989-90: CSUEB, 1989-present.
Honors: CSUEB Outstanding Professor Award, 1998; CSUEB Faculty Service Award, 2005.
Other Employment: Assistant Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association (ALA), 1980-81; Editor, ALA Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom, 1982-present.
Publications: Railwaymen and Revolution: Russia, 1905 (U. of California Press, 1987); Censorship and Selection: Issues and Answers for Schools (ALA, 1988, 1993, 2001); articles and reviews in, among others, Russian History, Russian Review, Slavic Review, Theory and Society.
University Governance: History Department Chair, CSUEB, 1994-2003; Director, Jewish Studies, CSUEB, 2008-10; CSUEB Academic Senator, 1995-2010; CSUEB Academic Senate Chair, 1997-98, 2006-08; CSU system Academic Senator, 2002-10; CSU system Academic Senate Executive Committee, 2005-07; Chair, CSU system Fiscal and Government Affairs Committee, 2004-05; Member, CSU system Faculty Affairs Committee, 2002-04, 2008-10. Nominated by CSU system Academic Senate as CSU Faculty Trustee, 2009 (no appointment was made).
AAUP: First Vice-President, 2012-14; Chair, Committee A, 2012-15; Member-at-Large, Executive Committee, 2011-12; National Council member from District 1, 2011-14; California Conference Steering Committee, 2010-present; Presentations at AAUP Shared Governance Conference 2010-2013.
California Faculty Association (CFA, affiliated with AAUP, represents all 20,000+ full- and part-time faculty in CSU system): Member, Collective Bargaining Team, 2003-2012; CFA Northern Representative to AAUP, 2010-present; Member, Chapter Executive Board, CSUEB, 2004-2013.
Other Memberships: American Historical Association, American Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (Chair, Reginald Zelnik Memorial Prize Committee, 2008-12); American Civil Liberties Union (expert witness, ACLU v. Gonzalez, 2006); Freedom to Read Foundation.
For more on Hank's perspective, see: The Incredible Disappearing Faculty, The Uses of the Liberal Arts, and The Crisis of Shared Governance in the California State University