T.R. Hanrahan is currently an instructor of journalism and yearbook adviser at Missouri Western State University.
He most recently served as publications manager at Missouri Southern State University and as adviser to The Chart, the university’s student-run campus newspaper.
Under Hanrahan’s guidance, the paper received numerous state, regional and national honors. In April, 2010, Hanrahan was named the Missouri College Media Association Adviser of the Year.
Hanrahan attended MSSU from 1990-1995 and served twice as Chart editor-in-chief. He also twice served as MCMA president. He is the first person to have been elected to that post more than once. He is also the first person to be named MCMA Journalist of the Year (1995) and MCMA Adviser of the Year (2010).
Hanrahan graduated from Park University in 2004 with a BA in history (cum laude) and from Pittsburg State University in 2009 with a MA in mass communications (with honors). He is married with a grown son, Kyle, who graduated from MSSU in 2008.