Dr. Hwang

Seong Nam  Hwang, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

(573) 651-2927
Office: Rhodes Hall  107C

Teaches: Fundamentals of Disaster/Emergency Management, Vulnerability and Risk Reduction, Disaster/Emergency Planning and Response, Fundamental Risk Communication, GIS Planning for Emergency Management, Application of GIS
Research: Emergency Management, GIS

Education: Ph.D. Texas A&M University 


Dr. Seong Nam Hwang’s research interests broadly lie in the area of the application of geospatial technologies to emergency/disaster management including risk analysis, risk perception, hazard mitigation and adjustment, and risk policy. In general, Dr. Hwang approaches research topics with a range of empirical methods in nature and some geospatial technologies (e.g., Geographic Information Systems).

Selected publications

Shen, G., & Hwang, S. N. (2016). Revealing global hot spots of technological disasters: 1900–2013. Journal of Risk Research, 1-33.

Shen, G., & Hwang, S. N. (2015). A spatial risk analysis of tornado-induced human injuries and fatalities in the USA. Natural Hazards, 77(2), 1223-1242.


Rhodes Hall 224
Department of Biology
One University Plaza, MS 6200
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701