Information Systems, Statistics and Management Science
The creation of a cross-industry integrated body of knowledge for aging infrastructure systems command and control systems. Support areas include crisis mitigation and response, decision support, enterprise integration, knowledge management, collaborative human-computer problem-solving systems, economics, risk and reliability and systems development and delivery.
University of Wisconsin-Parkside (B.A.), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Ph.D.).
Dr. Hale's research has resulted in over 50 scholarly and IS professional publications in journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Hale's research has been funded by National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Transportation, U. S. Army Corp of Engineers, U.S. Department of Labor, Accenture, Alabama Department of Transportation, Computer Sciences Corporation, the KPMG Peat Marwick Research Foundation, Procter and Gamble, Sterling Software, and Texas Instruments. He has consulted for Acuity, AT&T, WalMart, Exxon-Mobil, FedEx, Georgia-Pacific, Home Depot, HP, Procter and Gamble, and Texas Instruments. Dr. Hale was honored by The University of Alabama in 2001 by being named the University's Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor and in 2002 his faculty colleagues in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration presented him with the Thomas Moore Endowed Undergraduate Teaching Award. In 2008, the University of Alabama National Alumni Association awarded Dr. Hale the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching – the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards. Dr. Hale has served on the State of Alabama's Infrastructure Commission and is currently serving on the Executive Board of the Governor's Black Belt Commission.