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Christian Hayes

Assistant Professor of Biology


Dr. Christian Hayes is an assistant professor of biology. He is the director of the marine biology program and teaches ecology, zoology, biology and marine biology classes in the Department of Biology, Environmental Science and Health Science.

Dr. Hayes is a broadly-trained marine ecologist whose research interests span the fields of biology, trophic ecology, production and conservation of coastal and aquatic ecosystems. He is particularly interested in the role of aquatic plants as a habitat for animals, human impacts on coastal systems, the ecology of marine reptiles, and the intersections of faith and environmental stewardship.

He holds a doctoral degree in coastal sciences from the University of Southern Mississippi, a master's degree in biology from Loma Linda University and a bachelor's degree in environmental science with a minor in biology from Cedarville University.


B.S. Cedarville University; M.S. Loma Linda University; Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi