Hank is the John E. Porter Professor of Biomedical Sciences in the Microbiology-Immunology Department of the Feinberg School of Medicine, and has been at Northwestern since 1988 after earning his PhD in Molecular Biology from The Pennsylvania State University in 1984. He joined The Graduate School as Associate Dean for Student Affairs in August 2015.
From 1999-2004 he served as Director of the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences (formerly the Integrated Graduate Program), one of the largest PhD programs at Northwestern. Additionally, from 1998-2015 he was Associate Chair of the Department of Microbiology-Immunology and served as Acting Chair of that department in 2001.
As Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Hank oversees TGS's Student Services office, the Student Life office, and the Training Grant Support and Postdoctoral Affairs office.