Robert Haussmann, PhD

Dean, School of Psychology

Dr. Robert (Bob) Haussmann is the dean of Northcentral University’s School of Psychology. The School of Psychology was created in 2013, when Northcentral University’s School of Behavioral and Health Sciences separated into two schools: the School of Psychology and the School of Marriage and Family Sciences. Prior to being named dean, Dr. Haussmann was the chair of Psychology Programs in the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences.

Dr. Haussmann joined Northcentral University in 1999 as a faculty mentor in the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences where he mentored over 1,800 students in core courses. In 2005, he was named research professor within the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences where he taught graduate-level research and dissertation courses as well as supervised research and dissertation, advanced statistics and comprehensive examination courses. Dr. Haussmann was named chair of Psychology Programs in 2012, where he was responsible for directing the affairs of the psychology program. As Dean of the School of Psychology, Dr. Haussmann hopes to increase the study body and expand awareness of its Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BAPsy) and Master of Arts in Psychology (MAPsy) degrees. Dr. Haussmann has served as the dissertation chair for over 130 Northcentral University doctoral dissertation committees.

Dr. Haussmann has been published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. He has given professional and community presentations for a variety of organizations, including the Association for Psychological Science (2011), the Seventh Hershey Conference on Developmental Brain Injury (2010), the United States Distance Learning Association (2009), the American Psychological Association (2009), the National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics conference (1995), and the Eastern Psychological Association (1995, 1994, 1993 and 1991).

Dr. Haussmann’s area of research interest include: human information processing, psycholinguistics, artificial intelligence, human factors in computing, sensation, perception, and the application of microcomputer technology in psychological research.

Dr. Haussmann completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Psychology in 1995 at Yale University. His dissertation addressed The Perceptual Construction of Psychological Velocity: Mechanism and Model. He graduated from Drew University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Computer Science.