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Sherrill Hayes, Ph.D

Sherrill Hayes, Ph.D

Director, School of Data Science and Analytics & Professor of Conflict Management

College of Computing and Software Engineering

Dr. Sherrill W. Hayes is the Director of the School of Data Science and Analytics and Professor of Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University. From 2018-2020, he was Director of the PhD in Analytics and Data Science, Director of the Master of Science inConflict Management from 2012-2017 and helped co-found the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development.

Dr. Hayes has over 20 years of experience in program development and evaluation through his work with families, organizations, court systems, and higher education in the US, UK, and Germany. He has taught over 25 different graduate courses and supervised dozens of masters’ and undergraduate research projects and Ph.D. dissertations. His scholarship has resulted in over 25 publications, more than 50 conference presentations, and invitations to work with organizations and educational institutions in places such as Germany, Ghana, and Haiti. He is co-editor of the 2018 book - "Atone: Religion, Conflict, and Reconciliation" and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. Dr. Hayes received his BS ('97) and MS ('00) in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his Ph.D. in Sociology & Social Policy from Newcastle University, UK ('05).

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