Dr. Fahui Wang is the recipient of the 2016 “Rainmakers,’ Leaders in Research Senior Scholar award.
Fahui Wang is the James J. Parsons Professor in the department of geography and anthropology. He is an internationally renowned expert in Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, applications in the social sciences and public policy, and most well-known for his groundbreaking work on spatial analysis methods and related applications in urban studies, public health and crime analysis. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Energy and the Department of Justice garnering more than $2 million in grants and contracts.
His publication record includes four books and more than 100 refereed articles that are widely cited. His popular 2SFCA method is adopted by national government agencies such as France and Australia for designation of physician shortage areas. He has taught a wide range of courses from large-section General Education courses for undergraduates to graduate seminars. His major service roles at LSU include having served as the director of the Chinese Culture and Commerce Program from 2007-2013 and as the current department of Geography & Anthropology chair since 2014.
Wang received his bachelor’s degree in geography from Peking University in China, his master’s degree in economics and doctorate in city and regional planning from The Ohio State University.