Sam D. Hayes
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Law
Phone: (860) 297-5256 Office Location: McCook 305A
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Trinity College faculty member since 2023
General ProfileTeachingPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Boston College
M.A., Boston College
B.A., Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst

Sam Hayes has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Trinity College in the departments of Political Science and Public Policy and Law since 2023. He completed undergraduate degrees in political science and journalism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and earned his PhD in political science at Boston College. During and following graduate school, Sam also taught at Wheaton College and Colby College, with classes on law, politics, voting rights and political geography. These courses used small class sizes and interactive methods to combine philosophic inquiry with practical applications. Sam studies American government and public law with research on the U.S. federal courts, electoral institutions, state and local politics, and political geography. Sam enjoys hiking, cycling, and spending time with family and friends, especially his wife Deidre and their daughters Lucy and Caroline.