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About Scott M. Hayes

As an administrator, Dr. Scott Hayes serves as the dean for the School of Communication and the Arts, where he is also a professor of Theatre Arts, specializing in acting and directing. At Liberty, he has helmed an overhaul of all communication and arts curriculum 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 24 years. He has worked at six universities around the United States and England and has served as artistic director for two professional companies. At Liberty, he teaches the capstone career preparation courses, as well as the Sanford Meisner technique. He continues his professional work as a director and actor and award-winning playwright. He recently 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. 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 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 Affectionate A: A Collection of Sir Arthur Sullivan's Letters to his Family (2015, The Sir Arthur Sullivan Society). He is a celebrated presenter at national theatre conferences, on topics that vary from innovations in producing Shakespeare to utilizing emerging communication theory and theater production for community building. He is married to Sarah Hayes, with whom he has three daughters.

Positions

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



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