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Ha, Hoehun Bryan

TitleAssistant Professor of GIS
DepartmentSociology, Anthropology, & Geography
Office LocationLiberal Arts 328
Phone(334) 244-3291


Dr. Hoehun Ha is Assistant Professor of Geography specializing in Geographic Information System (GIS). His primary research interests focus on the linkages between socio-physical environment and human interactions, using GIS and statistical methodologies. His research includes the spatial modeling of chemical exposure and risk assessment, and the investigation of soil contamination with toxic substances in Anniston, Alabama. He also has worked on conservation easement suitability modeling using a geographic socio-environmental niche-based approach: a case study from South-East Michigan. Furthermore, in his current research, he has developed spatial models in public health - physical / socioeconomic based approach; a case study from U.S counties.  His teaching interests cover a wide range of geography courses including GIS, both at the introductory and advanced levels, GIS in environmental modeling, GIS in public health, world regional geography, human geography, and earth systems science. Dr. Ha's publications have appeared in Applied Geography, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Environmental Science & Technology, Transportation, and Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. He is a member of Association of American Geographers (AAG) and Applied Geography Conference (AGC).

EducationPh.D. (2011) State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY at Buffalo)
M.A. (2007) State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY at Buffalo)
B.S. (2003) Utah State University