Peter J. Haas

Haas, Peter J

School of Global Innovation and Leadership
Lucas College and Graduate School of Business

Professor, Political Science
Director, Mineta Transportation Institute

San José State University
One Washington Square 
San José, CA 95192-0164




Preferred: (408) 924-5691

Alternate: (408) 924-5574

Office Location

BT 451


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of N Carolina Chapel Hill, 1985
  • Master of Arts, Political Science, Kent St Univ Main Campus, Ohio, United States, 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Valparaiso Univ, Indiana, United States, 1979


Peter J. Haas, Ph.D., is currently Education Director for the Mineta Transportation Institute, a research and education organization located at San Jose State University and created by an Act of Congress in 1991. He is also a member of the faculty of the School of Global Innovation and Leadership (SGIL) in the Lucas College of Business. Haas earned his doctorate in the field of Public Policy and Public Administration from the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 and has also taught at the University of North Carolina, East Carolina University, and Virginia Tech. He is the author of many publications, including a co-authored textbook on policy analysis and program evaluation, Policy Research: Concepts and Cases. He recently published the second edition of a co-authored text on the subject of politics and film entitledProjecting Politics: Political Messages in American Films. In 2003, Haas was awarded with 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.