J.R. Hanamean

Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Arts & Sciences; Associate Department Chair, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences

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J.R. Hanamean

Mr. Hanamean is a full-time faculty member, the Associate Department Chair of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the Director of the Center Of Mentorship Programs and Student Success (COMPASS), the College of Arts & Sciences Mentorship Program. He has been with Embry-Riddle Worldwide since 2005.

Mr. Hanamean’s research interests include vegetation greenness impacts on maximum and minimum temperatures in Northeast Colorado. He also is interested in ways to incorporate technology into the classroom to improve the learning and teaching experience, and student mentorship.

Beyond the classroom, Mr. Hanamean enjoys writing science fiction, studying the Bible with others, playing guitar and spending time with his family.

  • M.S. - Master of Science in Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, Florida State University

  • Mentoring Program Manager Certification - Mentoring University

  • PHYS 102: Explorations in Physics

PHYS 102

WEAX 201

WEAX 352

Hanamean, J. R., Pielke, Sr., Castro, C. L.,   Ojima, D. S., Reed, B. C., Gao, Z. (2003). Vegetation greenness impacts on maximum and minimum temperatures in northeast ColoradoMeteorological Applications (Royal Meteorological Society), 10(3), 203-215.

Mr. Hanamean, currently the Associate Chair, Department of Applied Sciences, has served as an adjunct faculty member and Director of Academics at Worldwide’s Seymour Johnson Campus. He was the Associate Discipline Chair, Physical & Life Sciences, before assuming his current role. He served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force in various command, staff and operational positions.

American Meteorological Society, member

American Association of Physics Teachers, member

Certified Mentoring Program Manager - Mentoring University

Faculty Outstanding Achievement Award, College of Arts and Sciences, April 2020

Dean's Appreciation Award for Service to Students, College of Arts and Sciences, May 2019