BiographyPeter J. Haas, Ph.D., is currently Education Director for the Mineta
Transportation Institute at San Jose State University. He is also a member of the faculty of School of Global Innovation and Leadership in the Lucas College of Business at SJSU.
Haas earned his doctorate from the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. He is the author of many publications, including a co-authored book on policy analysis and program evaluation, “Policy Research: Concepts and Cases,” and another about political movies, “Projecting Politics: Political Messages in American Political Films.”
In 2003, Haas was awarded a Senior Specialist Grant from the Fulbright Foundation to teach and study in Latvia. As Education Director for the Mineta Institute, he administrates a statewide program that prepares transportation professionals for upper-level management and executives positions throughout the transportation industry
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Film and Politics; Transportation Policy and Planning; Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation.
Movies, travel, and the San Jose Sharks.
By: Peter John Haas
The second edition of my co-authored text, Applied Policy Research: Concepts and Cases, is due out in June! This book provides practical approaches to evaluating public and nonprofit programs and other policy research challenges. The case studies provide real-life examples of how policy researchers can improve decision making with appropriate information and analysis for their clients.