Brian Hayes

Instructor and Director of Workshops

AJ 304   Phone: 765-285-3502  

Department of Journalism
Art and Journalism Building (AJ), Room 300
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Educational Background:
MAE Educational Administration and Supervision, Ball State University, 2010
MA Journalism, Ball State University, 2002
BS Journalism, Ball State University, 1996

Professional Experience:
Hayes has a wide range of professional experience. He worked at Lawrence North High School teaching journalism, communications and photography from 2001 to 2005. He was also the faculty student newspaper and magazine adviser. Hayes was assistant director for Ball State University’s High School Summer Journalism Workshops from July 2002 to July 2005. He was an adjunct professor of journalism for Ball State University from 2000 to 2004. He was the graphics editor for The Business Journal in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1998 he worked as the lead weekend sports designer and daily sports designer for The News & Observer. From 1996 to 1998 he was the news & sports designer and newsroom graphic artist for The News-Sentinel in Fort Wayne, Ind. Prior to that, Hayes was a news designer and copy editor for The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Research/Creative/Publication Interests:
Journalism education, newspaper design, journalism teaching methods, journalism teacher licensing, student assessment, academic teaching standards.

Research/Creative/Publication Career Highlights:
Hayes has been Journalism Alumni Society President with four years of service recognition. He earned the Master Journalism Educator status through the Journalism Education Association in 2008. At Lawrence North High School he was a Top 30 Honored Educator in 2002 and 2004. His students at Lawrence North garnered an IHSPA Hoosier Star in 2005. In 2000, he was the first Future Journalism Teacher Scholarship recipient from the Journalism Education Association. Hayes also earned an Award of Excellence from the Society for News Design from the News-Sentinel in 1997.

Thesis/Creative Project Advising:
Kristine Brown, “Online journalism: a manual for transitioning a student newspaper to the web,” a creative project, Ball State University, expected completion Dec. 2011

Sarah Lang, “Video production for middle/high school students: an online course curriculum development,” a creative project, Ball State University, 2010

Sharon Lucero, “A manual for creating a 21st century staff manual for high school newspapers,” a creative project, Ball State University, 2009

Andrew Marine, “A pilot study of DVD yearbook content with no menus and DVD yearbook content with interactive menus,” a research paper, Ball State University, 2008

Course Schedule