Dr. Haas has been a faculty member at Scottsdale Community College since 2003, first in the Counseling department, and then in the Psychology department. He grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and English from the University of Michigan in 1988. He then worked in a number of psychology-related jobs (research assistant, psychometric technician, research coder and interviewer, data manager, and data analyst) until he started his graduate work in Counseling Psychology, first at the University of Oregon, and then at the University of Utah, where he earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2003.
Dr. Haas primarily teaches the Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods courses at SCC. However, he also has strong interest in cultural diversity and critical thinking. He frequently teaches a cultural diversity class to graduate-level counseling students, and also give presentations to organizations and conferences around the country on diversity-related topics.
Dr. Haas is married and has 3 children and 2 dogs. He spends most of his free time with his family or being outside. He enjoys hiking, cycling, in-line skating, and playing just about any sport. He hates jogging, but will do it if he can't get some exercise in another way.
He also enjoys piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.