Dr. Hannibal’s academic interests include environmental social sciences and policy, resilience, social networks, and organizational behavior. His current areas of research include the coupled human-natural systems, natural resource policy and management, social network analysis, and resilience. His research has been published in Environment and Behavior, Environmental Science and Policy, Social Science Quarterly, Environmental Sociology, and others. Currently Dr. Hannibal is collaborating on an NSF funded research projects dedicated to understanding how cities build resilience. His contribution deals specifically with how collaboration networks facilitate or impede resilience building and hazard mitigation. Dr. Hannibal has taught courses on globalization, classical and contemporary social theory, economic analysis, quantitative research methods, as well as workshops on social network analysis in both Liberal Arts and Business School settings. He received his PhD in sociology from Texas A&M University.
With over $15 million in externally funded research grants, the Institute focuses on interdisciplinary research in selected areas of science, technology, and policy analysis.