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Dr. Anne Case HanksDr. Anne Case Hanks is the holder of the Endowed Professorship in Geosciences.

Dr. Case Hanks is an assistant professor of Atmospheric Sciences and has been a faculty member of the Department of Atmospheric Science, Earth Science, and Physics since 2008.

Hanks earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Chemistry from the University of Toledo and later studied Atmospheric Chemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she received her Ph.D. in 2008.

Hanks’ research is focused on volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere. She has also contributed research for numerous publications including articles in the Journal of Geophysical Research Atmosphere and the Bulletin of American Meteorology Society.

Some ofHanks’ participation in field campaigns includes CEAM: Formal Intercomparison of Nitrous Acid: FIONA – instrument development and deployment, NSF: Texas Air Quality Field Study II, TexAQS -- data, and NASA: Intercontinental Chemical Transport Experiment - North America, INTEX-NA: -- instrument development and deployment.

Hanks is a member of six professional organizations including the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Committee (Chair), University Corp. for Atmospheric Research Academic Affiliate Representative (National), and editor for the Atmospheric Physics, Central European Journal for Geosciences.

Since 2008, Hanks has received nearly $136,000 in funds for various proposals which include a Weather Research Laboratory Expansion at ULM, Louisiana Lower Atmosphere Research Collaborative: Service-Learning grant with Boniface Mills and Dr. Sean Chenoweth, Collaborative Research: deployment of a new photofragmentation on laser-induced fluorescence for nitrous acid measurement on formal intercomparison of nitrous acid, and air quality exploration at ULM.

On top of her teaching experience, Hanks has conducted professional workshops, supervised undergraduate students and given numerous poster presentations and oral reports.

She has also given presentations at Tulane University and the College of Mount St. Joseph. Hanks also participates in outreach programs for teachers. She has instructed both Middle and Primary school teachers as well as her most recent endeavor as the College Investigation Leader for the Monroe City Scholars Summer Science Institute.

Hanks is a member of the American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, and Phi Kappa Phi.

She received Georgia Institute of Technology Presidential Fellowship 2001-'04) and the Department of Energy, Global Change Research Fellowship (2002-'06).

About the Endowment: 

The Endowed Professorship in Geosciences endowment was established to encourage and reward excellence in teaching, learning and research at ULM.