Tyler P. Haugen, MA, SPHR


Professor Haugen holds a BA and MA in sociology from California State University, Northridge.  His areas of interest include sex and gender, the sociology of work & organizations, and social research methods.  He most enjoys making sociology relevant for everyone and constantly is reinvigorated through the sociological imagination. Mr. Haugen was previously named the top graduate student in sociology for California by the California Sociological Association and was awarded "Outstanding Graduate Student" for his scholarship at CSUN. Mr. Haugen enjoys a healthy balance of teaching with a professional career as a Human Resources Manager with one of the most iconic brands in the U.S. Mr. Haugen is certified as a Sr. Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resources Management. This balance allows him to stay in touch with “corporate America” while applying his knowledge of sociology to his everyday work.

In his spare time, Mr. Haugen is an avid supporter of the arts (especially theater), loves taking in Giant’s games down the street from where he lives in San Francisco, and enjoys travel all over the world with his husband.