In his capacity as Associate Dean, Dr. Hay is the liaison between the Dean's Office and the faculty on all matters related to curriculum. He has authority for approving course scheduling, sits as ex officio member of the College Curriculum Committee, oversees the program review process, and is responsible for the SBS (Social & Behavioral Sciences) and SMT (Science, Math and Technology) programs. Dr. Hay ensures NBS’s participation in faculty governance by coordinating the elections for membership and representation on College and University-wide committees. Dr. Hay coordinates and manages facilities in support of NBS administrators, faculty and staff.
B.S. Earth Sciences, Northern Arizona University, 1978
M.B.A. Business Administration, Santa Clara University, 1982
M.A. Geography, University of Arizona, 1991
Ph.D. Geography, University of Arizona, 1996
Dr. Hay joined CSU Dominguez Hills in 1996 as an Assistant Professor in Earth Sciences. He was quickly promoted to Associate Professor in 1998 and Full Professor in 2004. During that time he served as Chair of Earth Sciences for four years. Dr. Hay's expertise is in satellite remote sensing, specifically as it relates to land use and land cover change. He has worked extensively overseas and is currently participating in collaborative research in southern Zambia tracking Tonga migration and the resulting deforestation
Accomplishments & Awards
Dr. Hay recently received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to initiate the Center for Urban Environmental Research (CUER). The CUER will provide an umbrella for advancing environmental sciences at CSUDH, including the establishment of a Master's degree in Environmental Science. Dr. Hay was CSUDH's Professor of the Year in 2004.