William A. Hayes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology

Through Philosophy, Psychology, Theology, Asian Studies, and Sociology, my academic journey leads me to search for common ground in a world of othering. The classroom, then, becomes a learning environment to explore the unexamined life, the inter-relationships...

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

M.A., Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i-Manoa

M.Div., Theological Studies, San Francisco Theological Seminary

B.A., Psychology and Philosophy, St. Andrews Presbyterian College

Courses Taught

Contemporary Social Theory

Sociological Analysis

East Asian Society

Global Social Change

Sociology of Literature

Introduction to Sociology

Conspiracy and Conspiracy Theories (First-Year Seminar)


Through Philosophy, Psychology, Theology, Asian Studies, and Sociology, my academic journey leads me to search for common ground in a world of othering. The classroom, then, becomes a learning environment to explore the unexamined life, the inter-relationships of our sustainability, and their hope for transformation in a world of pain and suffering. Reflective of the Jesuit tradition, I find dialogical engagement, collaboration, and pilgrimage to be the principle contours of my life and service in our Apostolic mission at Gonzaga University.