Professor Sean Hannah from the Wake Forest School of Business has been named to the top 1% of the most impactful researchers globally based on citations to his research. This distinction comes from an exhaustive study by PLOS Biology, titled “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators.” The database determined the top scientists in the world across all of the sciences (business, humanities, social sciences, biology, engineering, etc.). This study ranked scholars after accounting for differences, such as self-citations (citing one’s own work), citation farms (research teams colluding to cite each other’s work), etc. The study thus rigorously assesses a scholar’s true impact on the broad scientific world.
The study assessed the scientific impact circa 2019 (the most recent year of the database analyzed in the study) of almost 8 Million scholars in all disciplines across the globe to determine the top scholars amongst them. Based on his research, Professor Hannah was ranked in the top 1% of all scholars across all fields of science in the world in 2019.
Sean Hannah came to Wake Forest in 2012 after a distinguished 26-year career as a Colonel in the United States Army, including multiple combat and contingency deployments, culminating as a West Point Professor and the Director of the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic. He is currently a Full Professor of Management and the Tylee Wilson Chair of Business Ethics in the School of Business as well as Senior Research Associate for the Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character.