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Clay D. Hanks, Ph.D.

Dr. Clay Hanks

Director
Ph.D., M.P.A., B.A.
Facilities, Utilities, Safety and Security

Clinical Building 1 / 8441 State Highway 47 / Suite 4130
Bryan, Texas 77807
Phone: 979-436-0544
Fax: 979-436-0082
Email: hanks@tamhsc.edu

Education and Qualifications

Ph.D.: Texas A&M University – Public Policy
MPA: Texas A&M University – Public Administration
BA: Texas A&M University – Political Science

 

Dr. Clay D. Hanks is the Director for Operations and Facilities Management at the Texas A&M Health Science Center. The Operations and Facilities Management Division is responsible for facilities, construction, safety, utilities, security, and general operations of the eight campuses of the HSC. Dr. Hanks has over thirty years combined experience in construction, human resources, contracts, safety, research, and higher education business administration; including experience as a Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator on his own extra-mural research/survey projects in the areas of drug-alcohol abuse, workers’ compensation, safety, crime, and industrial distribution. He has taught a statistical methods laboratory class at Texas A&M University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Thermal Energy Corporation (Alternate Member) and is a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee

Selected Publications

Hanks C. Book Review. Terminating Public Programs: An American Political Paradox.  Mark R. Daniels.  Southeastern Political Review 27: 218-219.

Hanks C, Bernstein RA, Dyer JA.  Instructor’s Manual. An Introduction to Political Science Methods.  3rd Edition.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

Burke D, Crane LM, Hanks, C. Highway District Employment Effects of Transportation Expenditures.  Transportation Research Record 1101: 191-207.

Burke D, Crane LM, Hanks C. "Impact of Highway Construction Expenditures on Economic Growth, Tourism, Planning Policies, and Transportation.”  Southeastern Journal of Economic Abstracts 11: 37-39.

Burke, D, Crane, LM, Hanks C. Economic Effects of Transportation Expenditures on Employment and Income Levels with Highway Districts.  Research Report 1106-4F, Texas Transportation  Institute & State Department of Highways and Public Transportation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.

Selected Advanced Quantitative Paper Presentations

DeRouen K, Kerr B, Hanks C. “A Pooled Time-Series Analysis of the Defense Subgovernment Theory.” Presented for presentation at the 50th meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Ill.

Burke, D, Crane LM, Hanks C. “Highway District Employment Effects of Transportation Expenditures.” Presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in conjunction with the National Research Council in Washington, D.C.

Extramural Funding Support

The Criminal Justice Center at Sam Houston State University 06/01/95–06/30/95
Public opinion poll of 1,500 households across the United States (1,000) and a Texas Survey (500) on crime and justice in America.
Role: PI

The Research and Oversight Council on Workers’ Compensation 05/01/96–06/15/96
Investigated the level of participation among Texas businesses in the Texas Workers’ Compensation Program.
Role: PI

The Department of Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University 04/01/96–5/4/96
Generated a methodology report and manipulated data as needed for publication for Industrial Distribution’s 50th Annual Survey (July 1996):32-35.
Role: PI

The Criminal Justice Center at Sam Houston State University 06/1/95–06/30/95
National survey of on crime and justice in the United States.
Role: PI

Texas Transportation Institute 06/1/96–06/30/96.
Public opinion poll on public rail transportation along I-35 corridor between Georgetown, Texas and San Antonio, Texas.
Role: Co-Investigator

Texas Transportation Institute 06/1/96 – 7/2/96.
Survey of bicycle safety. Generated brief methodology report.
Role: Co-Investigator

Texas Commission Alcohol and Drug Abuse 02/01/94-09/15/96
Investigated substance use among Texas school children in grades 4 – 12. Survey and generated a detailed report on drug and alcohol abuse among school-age children in Texas.
Role: Co-Investigator

The University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio 8/01/95-10/31/95
Diabetes survey among African-American’s in the San Antonio area. Provided data-collected with a brief methodology report.
Role: Co-Investigator

The Texas Workers’ Compensation Research Center. 07/01/95-7/31/95
Investigated the availability of the Texas Workers’ Compensation system to small Texas employers.
Role: Co-Investigator

The Texas Workers’ Compensation Research Center 05/01/95-6/30/95
Investigated the efficacy and impact of Texas Workers’ Compensation system on permanently impaired employees.
Role: Co-Investigator

The Texas Workers’ Compensation Research Center 02/15/95-03/30/95
Public opinion among Texas employers subscribing to the Texas Workers’ Compensation system Role: Co-Investigator

The Texas Workers’ Compensation Research Center 01/15/95-02/25/95
Investigated the level of participation of Texas businesses in the Texas Workers’ Compensation system. Role: Co-Investigator