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Jay W. Hays, Ph.D.

College of Nursing
Academic Program Director
Campus:
Kent
Contact Information
Phone:
330-672-8800
Fax:
330-672-2061

Biography

I am the director of graduate student services in the College of Nursing. I began working at the College of Nursing as an academic advisor in 2005. Previously, I worked at the East Liverpool Campus as an enrollment management generalist. I also have experience in Greek life, admissions, and residence life.

I occasionally teach courses in Sociology (Intro to Sociology, Deviant Behavior, Sociology of Education). I have completed Mental Health First Aid training for adults and adolescents and this fall I am working on certification as a Mental Health First Aid Trainer. This year I also have the privilege to participate in Kent State University's Institute for Excellence.

Courses

  • SOC 10001 - Introduction to Sociology

Education

Ph.D. Sociology, Kent State University, 2017, M.A. Sociology, Kent State University, 2011, M.Ed. Higher Education Administration, Kent State University, 2001, BA. English Literature, Mount Union College, 1998

Expertise

Social Psychology, Education, Mental Health, Identity

Affiliations

American Sociological Association, North Central Sociological Association

Awards/Achievements

  • 2017, Sandy Beaver District Cub Scout Master of the Year
  • 2009, President's Excellence Award
  • 2005, KSU Leadership Academy graduate