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About Scott M. Hayes

As an administrator, Scott M. Hayes serves as the dean for the School of Communication & the Arts, where he is also a professor teaching residential undergraduate theatre courses, and online doctoral communication courses. At Liberty, he has helmed an overhaul of all communication and arts curricula and facilities, creating new career-focused BS, BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and doctoral degrees, with industry-standard facilities and partnerships. Dr. Hayes has been teaching, producing, and directing for 26 years. He has worked at six universities around the United States and England and has served as artistic director for two professional companies. He continues his professional work as a director and actor and award-winning playwright. He directed the Virginia premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER for the Alluvion Theatre Company, and BLOODROOT: THE BALLAD OF CLINCH MOUNTAIN, which was nationally recognized by the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival as a Distinguished Production of a New Work. Dr. Hayes is a member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA, represented by Studio Center Total Productions, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was last seen as Axel in the Tidewater Stage Company's production of THE NERD. His play WITHOUT EXCUSE won the 2003 Best Short Drama award from Christians in Theatre Arts, and his stage adaptation of Francine Rivers’ novel REDEEMING LOVE received its professional debut at the Americana Theatre Company in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Dr. Hayes serves on the editorial board for SOUTHERN THEATRE magazine, published by the Southeastern Theatre Conference, where is also serves as the chair for the Faith and Theatre committee. He is a direct descendant of Sir Arthur Sullivan, and is the editor of two books about his famous ancestor: UNCLE ARTHUR: THE CALIFORNIA CONNECTION (2009, The Sir Arthur Sullivan Society), and YOUR AFFFECTIONATE A: A COLLECTION OF SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN'S LETTERS TO HIS FAMILY (2015, The Sir Arthur Sullivan Society). He is a regular presenter at national theatre conferences, on topics that vary from innovations in producing Shakespeare to utilizing emerging communication theory and theater production practices for community building. He is married to Sarah Hayes, with whom he has three daughters.


Present Dean, Liberty University School of Communication and the Arts
Present Professor, Theatre Arts, Liberty University School of Communication and the Arts

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