Dr. Richard N. Hayes
Assistant Professor of Management, Entrepreneurship and General Business
Dr. Richard N. Hayes is an Assistant Professor of Management, Entrepreneurship and General Business at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University. Dr. Hayes received his Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. In addition, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Business Administration with a concentration in Corporate Finance from Morehouse College, a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Organizations and Management from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a Master of Divinity degree from the Duke University Divinity School.
Prior to joining the faculty at Hofstra, Dr. Hayes was a member of the faculty at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) where he won numerous teaching awards including being named Graduate Professor of the Year at NCCU for the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 academic years as well as Undergraduate Professor of the Year for the 2005-2006 academic year. Since joining the faculty at Hofstra in 2006, Dr. Hayes has served as the lead professor in entrepreneurship. He is responsible for curriculum development, teaching, mentoring and advising the undergraduate entrepreneurship students.
Dr. Hayes has corporate experience with some of the leading firms in the United States and the world. He worked as an Information Technology Consultant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers where he was responsible for compensation system installations. He was a Communications Specialist for Bank of America and an Accounting Analyst for the Northern Trust Company where conducted monthly audits for major international corporations. In addition, he completed an internship for the Honorable United States Congressman Mel Watt in his Charlotte, North Carolina field office.
Dr. Hayes has presented research at the annual meetings for the Academy of Management, American Sociological Association, Eastern Sociological Association, Western Academy of Management and the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Academy of Management, American Sociological Association, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In addition, he is a member of multiple honor societies, including the Delta of Georgia chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key National Honor Society and Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society.
His research areas include entrepreneurial activity both in the United States and in emerging economies, management of innovation and the management of family-owned enterprises. Dr. Hayes taught a summer graduate course in managing organizations at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration in Accra, Ghana from 2006- 2008. He was also an invited lecturer at the Lagos Business School in Lagos, Nigeria.