William B. Hansen, Ph.D., developed All Stars. Dr. Hansen is currently Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has written numerous curricula for school and community-based prevention. As Principal Investigator or Project Director he has supervised over $9,000,000 in federally funded projects from the Nation Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
Dr. Hansen was honored with the Society for Prevention Research "Science to Practice" award (2001), recognizing his contribution to designing evidence-based approaches to prevention used in real world settings. Dr. Hansen was named Outstanding Researcher by the American School Health Association (2000) and received the "Paper of the Year" award from Health Education & Behavior (2004).
Dr. Hansen earned a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Houston (1978) and has written more than 100 peer reviewed publications.