Past Faculty Contributors

Name Contributions

Scott C. Hagen, PhD, PE (Fla.), DCE, DWRE, FASCE

Scott Hagen headshot

(2015 - 2021) -- Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering (deceased July 2021)

Areas of Research: Coastal Engineering and Hydroscience, Tide, Windwave and Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling, Coastal Dynamics of Sea-Level Rise, Biogeodynamic Modeling.

Dr. Hagen was the John P. Laborde Endowed Chair for Sea Grant Research and Technology Transfer. He also held an appointment with the LSU Center for Computation and Technology and was a fellow of the LSU Coastal Studies Institute. He and his team developed numerous forecast tide and storm surge models that span the deep ocean to coastal land margins in the northern Gulf of Mexico and are inclusive of the coastal floodplains of Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. He trained and mentored students to conduct scientific research and benefit society through environmental communication and outreach. He also led teams that included graduate students working in conjunction with industry and government counterparts to develop coastal inundation models in direct support of FEMA flood plain mapping. These flood insurance studies have been implemented for the Florida Panhandle, the Alabama coastal areas, and the east Florida/Georgia coastal flood plains.