Robert C. Hauhart
Title and discipline: professor,
Office location: Old Main 315
Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D., is an associate professor and former
chair of the Department of Society and Social Justice (2010-2013) at
Saint Martin's University. Serving on the faculty since 2006, Dr.
Hauhart leads the undergraduate criminal justice and legal studies
programs within the liberal arts curriculum. He also acts as pre-law
advisor and offers courses within the sociology major. In 2008, he
was named Monks of Saint Martin's Abbey Outstanding Faculty Member.
Originally from St. Louis, MO, he received is
bachelor of science in education from Southern
Illinois University. He went on to complete an
artium magister (A.M.) in sociology at Washington
University, a Ph.D. in sociology from the University
of Virginia, and his J.D., Law from the University
Dr. Hauhart spent twenty years working in the
criminal justice system in Pennsylvania, New York,
and the District of Columbia. After leaving the
District of Columbia in 2001, he taught at the
University of Maine, the University of New Mexico,
Pacific Lutheran University, and finally, Saint
Martin's. His interests include the intersection of
law, economy, and society; prisons and prisoners'
rights law; and non-legal initiatives for social
His career has balanced between practicing law
and serving as an educator. He is fiercely dedicated
to social justice and raising the awareness of the
communities in which he serves. Shortly after
arriving at Saint Martin's he established the
Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series,
bringing a vital asset to the state capital of
Washington and the surrounding community.
A prolific writer, Dr. Hauhart has published
widely (including his upcoming Designing and
Teaching the Undergraduate Capstone Course with
Jon E. Grahe). His numerous articles and essays have
appeared in a wide variety of scholarly
publications. Dr. Hauhart writes and publishes
regularly on the following topics:
- Criminological theory
- Social inequality
- The American dream
- Capstone pedagogy
- Literary analysis and criticism
The list below represents a small portion of Dr.
Hauhart's work. For a complete list, please review
Dr. Robert C. Hauhart: Writings.
- Developed and directed the Prisoners' Rights Program for the
District of Columbia Public Defender Service (1988-2001).
- Argued many successful prisoner civil rights cases in New
York State, Federal, and District of Columbia courts.
- Recognized expert on designing and teaching senior seminar
courses. Contracted to write for Jossey-Bass/Wiley Publishers,
San Francisco, CA: Designing and Teaching the Capstone
Course Across the Curriculum (forthcoming, 2014).
Education: B.S., Southern Illinois University;
A.M., Washington University; J.D., Law, University of Baltimore
School of Law; Ph.D., University of Virginia