- Ph.D., Sociology and Criminology & Law, University of Florida, 2009
- M.S., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2005
- B.A., Social Psychology/Criminal Justice (Magna Cum Laude), Western Michigan University, 2002
- AA., Theatre, Lake Michigan Community College, 2000
Areas of Teaching Expertise
- Gender, Race and Crime
- Media's Influence on the Criminal Justice system
- Gender and Racial Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System The CSI Effect Victimology
- Hayes-Smith, R. M., Richards, T. N., Branch, K. A. (2010), "...but I'm not a counselor:
- The nature of role strain experienced by female professors when a student discloses sexual assault and intimate partner violence," Enhanced Learning in the Social Sciences, 23, online.
- Hayes-Smith, R.M. & Shekarkhar, Z. (2010). "Why is Prostitution Criminalized? An Alternative Viewpoint on the Construction of Sex Work," Contemporary Justice Review, 13(1) 43-55.
- Hayes-Smith, J. M. & Hayes-Smith, R. M. (2009), "Race, Racial Context, and Withholding Adjudication: A Multi-Level Examination of Juvenile Justice," Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 7(3), 163.
- Hayes-Smith, R. M & Hayes-Smith, J. M, (2009) "A Website Content Analysis of Women's Resources and Sexual Assault Literature on College Campuses." Critical Criminology, 17: 109-123.
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work