Dr. Brian Haack's research specialty offers unique perspectives on how theological, social, attitudinal, and behavioral constructs intersect to affect learners with special needs. This was a passion born from many factors, chief among them was his own son's 2012 autism diagnosis. Dr. Haack holds a Doctor of Education (Christian education emphasis), a Master of Science in Health Science (Concentration in Health Education), and Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management. Prior to entering higher education, Dr. Haack spent 28 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy where his specialties ranged from Operational Medicine, to public health epidemiology, and teaching and leading in formal military schools for the health professions. He has held faculty appointments at some of the Department of Defense's most prestigious medical training facilities including the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence, Jacksonville, FL; The Naval Undersea Medical Institute, Groton, Ct; and the Defense Medical Readiness Training Center--Tactical Combat Casualty Care, San Antonio, TX. His current research interests are focused on developing research instruments for Christian educators, and helping teacher preparation programs at Chrisitan Colleges and Universities improve their graduates' preparedness to work with learners who have special needs.
Haack, B. K. (2017). Autism, the church, and the Image of God: A social distance study
(Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database. (10277183).
Haack, B.K.(2018). Implicit attitudes and their impact on autism in the church. D6 Family
Ministry Journal, 3, 43-60.
Haack, B.K. (2019). Construction and validation of the IMGAS-21: A tool for Christian researchers
[Article submitted for publication].
Haack, B. K. (2019). Genocide Prophesy: The silent rise of an American Reich
[Book manuscript submitted for publication].