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Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies
Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies (EPFLS) » Faculty and Staff » Kenneth Hayes, Ed.D.

Kenneth Hayes, Ed.D.

Instructor, Principalship Program Coordinator
(319) 273-6264
Areas of Expertise: 
  • Principal preparation- educational leadership
  • Teacher evaluation
  • Mentoring
  • Culture & climate
  • Organizational management
Research Interests: 
  • Standards-based teacher & principal evaluation
  • At-risk youth
  • Impact of Mental Health on student achievement
  • Effective leadership and the impact on culture and climate
  • Special education practices in education
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
  • School Administrator of Iowa (SAI)
  • Iowa Council of Professors of Educational Administration (ICPEA)
  • Iowa Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL)

B.A. 1992 Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa (Business Education/Coaching)

M.Ed. 2000 The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa  (PK-12 Administration)

Ed.D. 2006   University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa (Curriculum & Instruction)

Ed.S. 2010   Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa (Superintendent/AEA Director/Special Education Director)

Dissertation:  IEP team decision-making process in the reintegration of special education students: A qualitative analysis of exiting decisions