Faculty/Staff Directory

Kimberly Hays, Ph.D.

Kimberly Hays, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Peeples Hall
Room 222
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720

Office Hours

For Spring 2024:

Student hours: Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; Tuesday 9:00 - 11:00 am; Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00 pm (222 Peeples Hall)

Athletics hours: Wednesday 9:30 - 11:30 am (Ottinger Athletic Center)






B.S. Biology, Jacksonville State University (2002)

M.S. Zoology, Oklahoma State University (2005)

Ph.D. Zoology, Oklahoma State University (2010)


My background and interests include ecotoxicology, wildlife biology, and natural history collections management. I have worked with students on various research projects in these areas.  Additionally, I am passionate about working with students on career and professional development and thinking about how their Dalton State degree will translate into the workforce or further education. I also serve as the Faculty Athletics Representative for Dalton State College and Eligibility Chair for the Southern States Athletic Conference.


Academic Advisor

Advisees can make advising appointments here: https://calendly.com/khaysdsc/advising

Course Name/Overview

Course Name Course Overview
BIOL 1108K - Principles of Biology II
BIOL 4600 - Ecotoxicology
BIOL 2212K - Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2213K - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 3700 - Field Biology Techniques
BIOL 4000 - Senior Seminar in Biology
BIOL 2270 - Ethical Issues in Science
BIOL 1105K - Environmental Studies
BIOL 3100 - Career & Professional Development in Biology


Dalton State Foundation Award for Faculty Excellence in Professional Development (2023)

University System of Georgia Felton Jenkins Jr. Faculty Hall of Fame Award (2021)

Southern States Athletic Conference Woman of the Year (2020)

Southern States Athletic Conference Charles Morris Administrator of the Year (2020)

Dalton State Dean's Award for Outstanding Advising (2019)

Dalton State Foundation Award for Faculty Excellence in Service (2017)

Dalton State Foundation Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching (2015)

More About Me

For questions or assistance related to academic eligibility for student athletes at Dalton State College please contact me at far@daltonstate.edu.