- 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
- 2018 Fulbright Grant for, "A U.S. India Comparative Study of Criminology & Policing: at Raksha Shakti University. Awarded (Declined).
- 2018 National University of Public Service, "Victim Expectations amongst Hungarian Law Enforecment Students". Amount: 700.0000 HUF per month for 6 months.
- Hayes, R.M. & Luther K. (2018). #Crime:Social Media, Crime and Criminal Justice. Palgrave MacMillan.
Peer Reviewed Articles/Books Chapters
- Hayes, R.M. & Luther K. (2018), July). Unsolicted Dick Pics: Exhibitionism or Entitlement? Women's Studies International Forum. Online.
- Hayes, R.M., Joosen, K., Smitley, C. (2018). Black Petes & Black Crooks: Racial Stereotyping and Offending in the Netherlands. Contemporary Justice Review, Online.
- Hayes, R.M., Dathorne, S. & Lawrence, V. (2017). Participatory action research: Identifying and addressing sexual violence in St. Lucia. In K. Joosen: Caribbean Crime and Criminal Justice: Impacts of Postcolonialism and Gender. Routledge Press.
- Hayes, R.M., Dathorne, S., & Taylor, C. (2016). Silent no more: A qualitative examination of sexual violence in St. Lucia. International Journal of Rural Criminology, 3(1), 92-105.
- Hayes, R.M., Abbott, R.M. & Cook, S. (2016). It's her fault: Students drinking behavior and acceptance of rape myths from two college campuses. Violence Against Women, online.
- Smith, J.M. & Hayes, R.M. (2016). Integrating philosophy, sociology, and dialogue-based instruction in the Social and Criminal Justice classroom. Contemporary Justice Review, 1, 3-18.
Presentations at Professional Conferences
- Hayes, R.M. (2018). The victimological concept of victim blaming: Rape Myth Acceptance. Victimology Spring Conference at National University of Public Service, April 26, Budapest, Hungary.
- Hayes, R.M. (2017). Sexual Violence as global social problem. Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South, July 14-17, Cairns, Australia.
- Hayes, R.M., Joosten, J., Alvant, L. (2016). Supporting victim slupporters in Europe: Lessons on training. European Society of Criminology, Sept 20-23, Munster, Germany.
- Hayes, R.M. (2016). The culture of victim blaming: Rape myths, the just world belief, and gender expectations. Conference on Sexual Violence Myth & Reality, Ajpril 20, Budapest, Hungary.
Workshops and Roundtables:
- 2018, Invited Speaker for "teaching Workshop", November 14-17, American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.
- 2018, December- invited lecture, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court, Rape Culture and working with Victims
- 2017, June- invited lecture, Queensland University of Technology School of Justice, Rape Culture
- 2017, April- invited speaker, Lansing Community College, presentation on Victim Blaming Culture
- 2016, April- invited speaker, National Institute of Criminology Budapest, multiple lecturees were given on Sexual Violence Issues
- 2016, April- invited speaker on Victimology for Louvain University in Louvain-Neuve, Beligium.