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Bruce Hayes

Bruce Hayes

Bruce Hayes, associate professor in the Department of French and Italian, has been named Faculty Fellow in the Office of Graduate Studies for 2013-14. The appointment involves an average of four hours per week working with Graduate Studies staff, graduate program directors, and faculty partners on programming and new initiatives for faculty associated with Bold Aspirations Goal 2: ‚Elevating Doctoral Education.‛ The main focus is development of faculty training and resources for recruitment, mentoring, and placement of doctoral students. 

Hayes joined the KU faculty in 2001. He was named a Keeler Family Intra-University Professor for 2010-11 and will be a Hall Center for the Humanities Fellow in the spring, working on a book project entitled ‚Castigating Comedy: Polemical Humor before and during the French Wars of Religion.‛ He has served as director of graduate studies in his department since 2009. His academic background includes B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University and M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. 


Job Preparation and Placement Part I: | 1/22/14

As the Faculty Fellow for the Office of Graduate Studies, I am starting a new blog this semester meant to serve as a forum to share ideas about graduate student mentorship and job placement at KU...read more

Job Preparation and Placement Part II: | 2/17/14

For my second blog, I wanted to look more closely at a success story at KU with the hope of gaining insights about practices that I could use in my own work with graduate students and share with others....read more

Annual Review of Graduate Studies | 3/26/14

Graduate students, and in particular doctoral students who are in the dissertation phase, have reached a point where grades are virtually irrelevant. How then, do they receive meaningful and useful feedback on their progress in their graduate program...read more

Annual Review and Feedback: The Graduate Students’ Viewpoint | 5/12/14

If you ask a graduate student what they want from their faculty adviser, you might hear this response: “More feedback!” Generally speaking, from the point of view of our graduate students, the more feedback, the better...read more


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