Dr. Aida Y. Hass



Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, 1995, George Washington University
  • MPhil, 1994, George Washington University
  • BA, 1991, George Washington University


  • CRM 270 – Institutional and Community-Based Corrections
  • CRM 320 – Criminological Theory
  • CRM 335 – Criminal Typologies
  • CRM 770 – Correctional Theory and Practice

Research and professional interests

Dr. Aida Hass’ research interests include an examination of the social organization of the modern penal institution, with a focus on the impact of the changing dynamics of sentencing and corrections on the structural operation and interaction between inmates, correctional officers and prison functions. She is also interested in studying the effect of prisoner reentry programs on successful integration of offenders into the community after a period of extended incarceration, with a specific focus on faith based initiatives which center on collaborative efforts at bridging the gap in community resources available to offenders.

Awards and honors

  • Certificate of Appreciation, 26th Annual Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum, Missouri State University, 2019 

  • Faculty Mentorship Award, Maroon and White Honors Banquet, Missouri State University, 2019, 2018 
  • Faculty Leadership Award, Maroon and White Honors Banquet, Missouri State University, 2017 
  • Outstanding Team Award, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, 2003 
  • Performance Achievement Award, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, 2002, 2001 
  • National Recognition Award, National Criminal Justice Association, 2000