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Alisa Hass



Climate, climate and health, urban heat, human-environmental interactions, severe weather, preparedness, human perception of extreme events, GIS, and climate change

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 2018 anticipated graduation date
  • M.S., Geography, 2008, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • B.S., Geography, 2006, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Courses Taught:

University of Tennessee, Knoxville:

  • Geography 345: People and the Environment (Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017)
  • Geography 333: Climate Change and Human Response (Spring 2017)

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater:

  • Geography 120: Introduction to Weather and Climate Online Lecture and Laboratory (Spring 2014)
  • Geography 120: Introduction to Weather and Climate Online Laboratory (Fall 2013)
  • Geography 492: Severe Weather of the Great Plains Field Course (co-taught; 2-week session; 2013)
  • Geography 210: Physical Geography Laboratory (Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

University of Wisconsin-Platteville:

  • Geography 1040: Planet Earth Laboratory (all Fall and Spring semesters; 2009–2012)
  • Geography 4760: Western Field Course (co-taught; 3-week Summer sessions; 2010, 2012)
  • Geography 1040: Planet Earth Lecture and Laboratory (4-week Summer sessions; 2010, 2011)


Peer Reviewed:

  • Bonjour, J.L., Hass, A.L., Huebner, A., Pollock, D.W., and Frost, J.A. 2017. Bringing NMR and FT-IR Spectroscopy to High Schools. Journal of Chemical Education, 94(1): 38–43.doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00406.
  • Hass, A.L., Ellis, K.N., Reyes Mason, L., Hathaway, J.M., Howe, D.A. 2016. Heat and humidity in the city: Neighborhood heat index and variability in a mid-sized city in the Southeastern United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(1): 117, doi:10.3390/ijerph13010117.
  • Long, C.J., Power, M.J., Minckley, T.A., and Hass, A.L. 2014. The impact of Mt. Mazamatephra deposition on forest vegetation in the Central Cascades, Oregon. The Holocene, 24: 503–511, doi:10.1177/0959683613520258.


  • Hass, A.L. 2011. On Teaching Sustainability. University of Wisconsin-Platteville Alumni Today Magazine: 2010-2011 UW–Platteville Foundation Annual Report.

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