Dr. Alisa Hass

Assistant Professor of Geography

Dr. Alisa Hass
(615) 898-2726
Room 235, Davis Science Building (DSB)
MTSU Box 9, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2019)
  • MS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2008)
  • BS, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (2007)

Areas of Expertise

Hazard Climatology, Biometeorology, Applied Climatology, Heatwaves, Climate Change

 

Publications

Hass, A.L., McCanless, K., Cooper, W., Ellis, K., Fuhrmann, C., Kintziger, K.W., Sugg, M., Runkle, J.  2022.  Heat exposure misclassification: Do current methods of classifying diurnal range in individually experienced temperatures and heat indices accurage reflect personal exposure?  International Journal of Biometeorology.  https://doi:10.1007/s00484-022-02280-8 

Hass, A.L.

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Hass, A.L., McCanless, K., Cooper, W., Ellis, K., Fuhrmann, C., Kintziger, K.W., Sugg, M., Runkle, J.  2022.  Heat exposure misclassification: Do current methods of classifying diurnal range in individually experienced temperatures and heat indices accurage reflect personal exposure?  International Journal of Biometeorology.  https://doi:10.1007/s00484-022-02280-8 

Hass, A.L., Runkle, J.D., and Sugg, M.M.  2021.  The driving influences of human perception to extreme heat: A scoping review.  Environmental Research, 197:111173.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2021.111173 

Hass, A.L. and Ellis, K.N.  2019.  Motivation for heat adaption: How perception and exposure affect individual behaviors during hot weather in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Atmosphere, 10(10):591.  https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos10100591

Hass, A.L. and Ellis, K.N.  2019.  Using wearable sensors to assess how a heatwave affects individual heat exposure, perceptions, and adaption methods.  International Journal of Biometeorology, 63(12): 1585–1595.  doi.org/10.1007/s00484-019-01770-6 

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.  https://doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00406

Hass, A.L., Ellis, K.N., Reyes Mason, L., Hathaway, J.M., and Howe, D.A.  2016.  Heat and humidity in the city: Neighborhood heat index variability in a mid-sized city in the Southeastern United States.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(1): 117.  https://doi:10.3390/ijerph13010117

Long, C.J., Power, M.J., Minckley, T.A., and Hass, A.L.  2014.  The impact of Mt. Mazama tephra deposition on forest vegetation in the Central Cascades, Oregon.  The Holocene, 24: 503–511.  https://doi:10.1177/0959683613520258

[Editorial]  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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In the Media

NPR Dialogue: Climate Change and Extreme Weather in Tennessee.  March 2, 2022.  https://www.wuot.org/show/dialogue-on-wuot/2022-03-02/dialogue-climate-change-and-extreme-weather-in-tennessee

Hass, A.L. and Ellis, K.N.  2021.  Why the southern US is prone to December tornadoes.  The Conversation.  

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NPR Dialogue: Climate Change and Extreme Weather in Tennessee.  March 2, 2022.  https://www.wuot.org/show/dialogue-on-wuot/2022-03-02/dialogue-climate-change-and-extreme-weather-in-tennessee

Hass, A.L. and Ellis, K.N.  2021.  Why the southern US is prone to December tornadoes.  The Conversation.  https://theconversation.com/why-the-southern-us-is-prone-to-december-tornadoes-173643.
Republished in Scientific American.  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-the-southern-u-s-is-prone-to-december-tornadoes/

Ellis, K.N. and Hass, A.L.  2020.  Tornadoes that strike at night are more deadly and require more effective warning systems.  The Conversation.  https://theconversation.com/tornadoes-that-strike-at-night-are-more-deadly-and-require-more-effective-warning-systems-132955

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Courses

PGEO 1030: Physical Geography

PGEO 3200: Environment, Society, and Hazards

PGEO 4000: Climatology and Climate Change

PGEO 4280: Topics and Problems in Physical Geography

GEOL 4050: Meteorology

GEOL 4090: Problems in Geology

GEOL 6030: Geosciences Colloquium