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Faculty Profile

Sharon Elaine Hayes

Economics
INSTRUCTOR IN ECONOMICS
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373 HOLMAN HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-6942
Joined UM: August 17, 2018

Areas of Expertise

  • ECOLOGY
  • ECOLOGY, POLLUTION AND SEDIMENTATION IN STREAMS AND LAKES
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
  • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
  • ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION
  • ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  • ESTUARIES
  • MARINE ECOLOGY
  • PUBLIC POLICY

Brief Bio

Sharon Hayes is an Instructor of Economics teaching full-time online. Her primary research interests are ecological economics, environmental and natural resource economics, applied microeconomics, ecological restoration, and sustainable business, communities, and practices. She studied for her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Maryland, receiving her MA, and completing the oral and written exams for her PhD. Ms. Hayes worked for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for most of her career, in both Washington, D.C., and on the Mississippi Coast where she led long-term recovery for the Coast after Hurricane Katrina, for the EPA. She also managed the Dole Food Company's worldwide environmental and social responsibility programs for several years as their Global Director for Social Responsibility and Environmental Affairs. Ms. Hayes has taught economics to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Maryland, George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), Dominican University (San Rafael, CA), and the University of Southern Mississippi. She is published in ecological economics and in 2016 created a small environmental nonprofit called RESTORE MISSISSIPPI SOUND dedicated to improving the water quality in the Mississippi Sound using BP settlement money.

Degrees

MA
Economics
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND/COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND (1982)