Robert Haines Jr.

Instructor, College of Aeronautics
Department of Undergraduate Studies
College of Aviation

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By appointment
Robert Haines Jr.

I am currently an instructor in the Department of Defense Aviation Maintenance Technology Skillbridge program for the College of Aeronautics, a consultant in the areas of quality and training/education, and an adjunct professor for classroom and various online modalities and courses at several other universities. I have spent over 30 years in the transportation industry in both international and domestic settings, including commercial airlines, corporate aviation, and the trucking industry. My quality experience includes the implementation of ISO 9001 quality systems, Total Quality Management, and Continuous Improvement Programs, serving as an auditor, lead auditor, instructor, Six Sigma Green Belt, Quality Coordinator, and Director of Quality. I am also a lead examiner and a member of the Panel of Judges for the Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Program; a consultant to the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence, a Malcolm Baldrige-based quality program; and a quality consultant with Peregrine Integrated Management, Inc.

I hold both master of science and doctorate degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University, focusing on learning styles, motivation/behavior, and adult learning in my studies and research. I teach or have taught undergraduate and graduate research, psychology, and assorted aviation science courses for multiple universities. I have also chaired more than 15 Graduate Research Project committees, working with learners on a variety of aviation-related research projects and methodologies, as well as working with multiple students to complete their doctoral dissertations in psychology. As a faculty reviewer for the American Council on Education in Washington, DC, I have worked on both military and corporate training programs and have also served on the Advisory Council for the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service, including two terms as Committee Chair. My training experience includes technical, regulatory, quality, compliance, and interpersonal areas.

My publication credits include multiple aviation trade publications in the areas of quality, psychology, and aircraft maintenance; peer-reviewed journals in the area of learning styles and simulations for travel to Mars; and the proceedings from several conferences and seminars. I have presented at the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association Trade Show in Long Beach, CA; the Aviation Services and Suppliers Supershow in Las Vegas, NV; European Association of International Education in Tampere, Finland; the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics Inspection Authorization Conference in Jacksonville, AR; Dassault Falcon Maintenance and Operations Conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco; and the International Deming Research Seminar in New York City.

I have been married to my wonderful wife, Beverley, for more than 30 years and have four children. I am also a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cabot, Arkansas, where I have served on the Emergency Response Team, Men's Ministry team, in the choir, and on numerous special project teams.

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Capella University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Capella University
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in Board of Governors, Governors State University
  • A.A.S. - Associate of Applied Science in 4VHA Avionics Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force

  • AMNT 260: Aircraft Electrical Sys Theory
  • AMNT 270: Airframe Structures & Appl
  • AMNT 271: Airframe Systems & Application
  • AMNT 240: General Aeronautics & Appl
  • AMNT 280: Reciprocating Engine Thry& App
  • AMNT 281: Turbine Engine Theory & Appls

AMNT 240: General Aeronautics & Applications

AMNT 260: Aircraft Electrical Sys Theory

AMNT 270: Airframe Structures & Applications

AMNT 271: Airframe Systems & Applications

AMNT 280: Reciprocating Engine Theory & Applications

AMNT 281: Turbine Engine Theory & Applications

ASCI 202 - Introduction to Aeronautical Science

ASCI 604 - Human Factors in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry

ASCI 605 - Research Methods and Procedures

ASCI 634 - Aviation Psychology

ASCI 660 - Sensation and Perception

ASCI 663 - Memory and Cognition

ASCI 690/691 - Graduate Capstone Project

MBAA 616 - Managing Human Factors in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry

MSHF 606 - Human Cognition

MSHF 612 - Human Performance, Limitation, and Error

MSHF 646 - Industrial Applications in Aerospace

​RSCH 670 - Research Methods

Beech, A., Haines, R. L., Jr., & Brown, P. B. (2011, March). Applying the Deming Method to achieve improvement in trucking. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Int’l Deming Research Seminar, New York, NY.

Beemer, H., & Haines, R. L., Jr. (2015, August). Mars analog simulations. 18th Annual International Mars Society Convention. Convention conducted at the meeting of the Mars Society, Washington, DC.

Haines, R. L., Jr. (2011). Learning styles in the workplace: A study in the aviation industry. Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing, 2, 641-644.

Haines, R. L., Jr. (2000, May). Just a mechanic: Overcoming the stigma. Symposium conducted at the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association AS3 Conference, Tampa, FL.
***Aviation Maintenance***
Motivating Mechanics, Part 2. (2004).
Motivation: The Final Frontier. (2004).
Fielding a PAMA Olympics Team. (2004).
The Secret Ingredient for Maintenance Success. (2004).
The Fundamentals of Fundamental Attribution Error. (2003).
Be a PAMA Olympian. (2003).

***Mx Magazine***
Colleges Recognize Your Skill: Your A&P is Worth 67 Hours Toward a Degree. (2001).

***Aircraft Maintenance Technology***
How I Spent My Summer Vacation. (2000).

***PAMA News***
The Charles E. Taylor Display: Creating a Legacy of Aviation Maintenance History. (2000).

***Professional Aviation Maintenance Association Call to Papers (peer reviewed).***
Just a Mechanic: Overcoming the Stigma. (2000).