Hannah Sirianni

Assistant Professor
Geographic Information Science & Technologies

Brewster A-224

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Ph.D., Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
M.A., Geography, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI
B.A., Highest Honors in Geography, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI


Areas of Interest: My research interests revolve around the intricate relationship between natural coastal processes and human activities, focusing on understanding how these interactions impact and transform coastal environments. I develop innovative remote sensing and geospatial workflows to map, monitor, and model the dynamic changes occurring in coastal environments. This approach is a valuable resource for supporting sustainable coastal management strategies like erosion control, habitat restoration, and responsible land use. While I’ve conducted significant research along the Hawai’i and South Florida coastlines, my recent work has been concentrated in North Carolina. Here, I collaborate closely with geographers, geologists, ecologists, atmospheric scientists, planners, and coastal engineers to understand the effectiveness of hardened and nature-based coastal protection methods. 


Courses Taught

  • GEOG 3430: Geographic Information Systems I
  • GEOG 4440: Coastal Applications of GIS
  • GEOG 6401: Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 6440: Spatial Analysis of Coastal Environments