Dr. Sherrill Hayes appointed by Kennesaw State University’s Analytics and Data Science Institution

Dr. Sherrill HayesPRESS RELEASE KENNESAW, GA. (Jan. 18, 2018)—The Analytics and Data Science Institute at Kennesaw State University announces the appointment of Dr. Sherrill Hayes as the director of the Ph.D. program in Analytics and Data Science.

Dr. Hayes brings over 20 years of experience as an established and respected researcher and thought leader in the areas of conflict management, program development, and evaluation through his work in universities, colleges, non-profits, and court systems in the US and the UK. He has taught over 25 different graduate courses and supervised dozens of masters’ research projects and PhD dissertations.  His scholarship has resulted in over 20 publications, more than 50 conference presentations, and invitations to work with organizations and educational institutions in places such as Germany, Ghana, Haiti, and Ireland. From 2012-2017, Dr. Hayes was director of the Master of Science in Conflict Management at Kennesaw State and helped found the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development. He currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Peacebuilding & Development and is the coeditor of Atone: Religion, Conflict, and Reconciliation (Lexington Books 2018).  Dr. Hayes received his BS and MS in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his PhD in Social Policy from Newcastle University in the UK. 

Within the Analytics and Data Science Institute, Dr. Hayes will collaborate with the Center for Statistics and Analytical Research, engaging students studying emerging analytical applications to solve real-world business problems.

 The Analytics and Data Science Institute facilitates and supports advanced study and research in the area of data science and advanced analytics.  The Institute provides training and graduate study grounded in a rigorous curriculum that is responsive to current societal needs.  Areas of focused research include Education, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Health Care. 

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For further information, please contact Loretta Daniels, MSCM, the Executive Director of Communications and Strategic Planning – (470) 578-6326

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