Resume of C. Hobson Bryan
Home Address: Office Address:
39 Cherokee Hills The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35404 Department of Geography
Telephone. (205) 553-0100 Box 870322
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0322
Telephone: (205) 348-1950
Ph.D. May, 1968 (Sociology, Psychology) Louisiana State University
M.A. August, 1966 (Sociology, Psychology) Louisiana State University
B.A. May, 1964 (Sociology, Psychology, English) Vanderbilt University
Professor of Sociology (1994-present) Department of Geography Regional and Urban Planning Program, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
Professor of Sociology (1982-1994), Associate Professor (1975-1981), Assistant Professor (1970-1974), Department of Sociology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
Chairman (1983-1992, Director of Graduate Studies (1991-92, 1978), Department of Sociology, the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
Senior Fulbright Research Scholar to New Zealand, Commission For the Environment and Lincoln University Centre for Resource Management (January-August, 1984).
Program Leader for Social Impact Assessment, U. S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C. (1979-81).
Sociologist, Economic Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. (l969-70).
U.S. Navy Lieutenant, Intelligence Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C. (l968-69).
Social Science Analyst, Field Research Staff of the Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (l966-68).
1. Graduate courses in international natural resource/environmental policy, social/economic impact assessment.
2. Policy development and implementation of environmental and social impact assessment and public participation; policy analysis and project planning involving the social and economic consequences of natural resource policy and environmental change. Program areas include parks and outdoor recreation tourism, timber extraction, mining, hydroelectric development, wilderness designation, multiple-use land management systems, transportation corridors and waterways. Clients include the U. S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Minerals Management Service; New Zealand Commission for the Environment; New Zealand Liquid Fuels Trust Board; South Australia Dept. of Highways; Sports Fishing Institute; Alabama Dept. of Transportation; and Alabama Power Company.
3. Feasibility, marketing analysis, and economic impact assessment with emphasis on tourism development and marketing of outdoor recreation. Clients have included the River City Corporation, Chattanooga, Tennessee, B.A.S.S., Inc., Montgomery, Alabama, and Operation Bass, Inc., Gilbertsville, Kentucky.
4. Program development and training in the concepts and methodologies of social impact assessment (i.e., how to
determine the social and economic effects of proposed plans or policies) and conflict resolution. This activity has included developing policies and programs for the U.S. President�s Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. Forest Service and the New Zealand Commission for the Environment, as well as writing instructional materials and conducting workshops on these topics nationally and internationally for both practitioners and decision-makers. Clients for the latter have included the University of Canterbury/Lincoln College Centre for Resource Management; New Zealand Liquid Fuels Trust Board; South Australia Department of Highways and Transportation and other intergovernmental personnel representing all providences of Australia; U. S. Bureau of Land Management and Corps of Engineers; professional audiences in Canada, Scotland, New Zealand, and Portugal; the International Association for Impact Assessment; and the Development Bank of South Africa.
5. Consultation on assessment and mediation of environmental impact and other community issues around the United States and internationally.
Support for these activities has been in the form of external funding through the University's Office of Sponsored Research and consulting, as appropriate. The uniting theme has been policy development, in particular, the application of social science principles to public and corporate policy and community development, with emphasis on social and economic aspects of natural resource issues in an international context.
Past President and current board member of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) (an interdisciplinary organization of 2,500 members in 110 countries); negotiation of cooperative agreements between the European Commission for the Environment and IAIA, 2000; United Nations representative to Trade and the Environment Meetings, Geneva, 1999; social impact assessment of mercury contamination in Mobile Delta Rivers (EPA/NSF grant), 1999-2002; social impact assessment of water issues in East Alabama, West Georgia, and the Florida Panhandle, 1997-1998 Alabama (Alabama Water Resources Institute grant); assessing economic impacts of offshore oil and gas development on the Florida Panhandle fishing industry, 1996-1997; social/environmental impact assessment, oversight and liaison among government and corporate stakeholders regarding proposed water diversion from East Alabama rivers for Atlanta region water supply (1994-1995); development of policy and national training program in social impact assessment for the U. S. Forest Service (1994); oral and written testimony before the U. S. Congress Subcommittee on Energy and Water Resources regarding social and economic implications of river management, Washington, D.C. (1993); research design panel member to assess socioeconomic impacts of off-shore oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico, sponsored by the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of Interior, New Orleans (1992).
Bryan, Hobson, �Recreation Specialization Revisited,
Journal of Leisure Research, vol. 32, no. 1, 2000.
Bryan, Hobson, �Exploring the Obvious: Core Precepts of Impact Assessment,� Environmental Assessment, vol.
17, no. 2, 1999.
C. N. Taylor, C. G. Goodrich, and C. H. Bryan, �Social Assessment,� in A. L. Porter and J. J. Fittipaldi (eds.) Environmental Methods Review, Army Environmental Policy Institute, pp. 210-218, 1998.
Bryan, Hobson, �Social Impact Assessment,� in Alan Ewart (ed.) Natural Resource Management for Developing Countries. Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, 1996.
Taylor, Nick, Hobson Bryan, and Colin Goodrich, Social Assessment: Theory, Process, and Techniques, Second Edition. Taylor Baines, Rangiora, New Zealand, 293 pp., 1995. (First ed., 1990)
Taylor, Nick, Colin Goodrich, and Hobson Bryan, �Issues-Oriented Approach to Social Assessment and Project Appraisal,� Project Appraisal, vol. 10, no. 3, September 1995, pp. 155-162.
Bryan, Hobson, Social Impact Analysis: Principles and Procedures. Office of Environmental Coordination, USDA Forest Service, Washington, D.C., 420 pp. (approx.), 1994.
Bryan, Hobson and Nick Taylor, "Social Impact Assessment: Problems and Prospects," People and Planning
(New Zealand) Vol. 33, April 1985.
Bryan, Hobson, "A Social Science Perspective for Managing Recreational Conflict," in Marine Recreational Fisheries, Washington, D.C.: Sport Fishing Institute, l982, pp. l5-23.
Bryan, Hobson and John C. Hendee, Social Impact Assessment: A Guide to Principles and Procedures for Implementing National Policy, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 67 pp., l982.
Bryan, Hobson. Conflict in the Great Outdoors: Toward Understanding and Managing for Diverse Sportsmen Preferences, Sociological Studies No. 4, Univ. of Al. Bur. of Pub. Admin.:Tuscaloosa, 101 pp., 1979.