Cleveland Hayes

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Education

Dr. Cleveland Hayes is the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and professor of Education Foundations in the Urban Teacher Education Department at the School of Education at Indiana University-Indianapolis. Dr. Hayes teaches elementary foundations of education, elementary science methods and qualitative research methods. Dr. Hayes’s research interest includes the use of Critical Race Theory in Education, Historical and Contemporary Issues in Black Education to include the school to prison pipeline, Teaching and Learning in the Latino Community, Whiteness and the Intersections of Sexuality and Race. Dr. Hayes is an active member of the American Education Research Association (AERA) at the Division Level, SIG level and committee level. He is currently, the Co- Program Chair for Division G and has served as a section Co-Chair for Division K and a member of the Special Interest Group Executive Committee. He was the 2019 President of the Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA). Dr. Hayes’s research can be found in Democracy and Education, Qualitative Studies in Education, and Gender and Education, Urban Review, and Power of Education. In addition, he is the co-editor of the books titled: Unhooking from Whiteness: The Key to Dismantling Racism in the United States and Unhooking from Whiteness: Resisting the Esprit de Corps.

Dr. Hayes will be working with doctoral students as a research methodologist in the College of Education.


PhD, University of Utah

MEd, University of Utah

BS, Mississippi State University

AAS, Community College of the Air Froce

Public Service

Critical Race Studies in Education, Board Member -

American Education Research Association, Chair -

Critical Race Studies In Education, President -


Hayes, C. (2019). The Art of Portraiture: An Urban School Art Teacher’s Use of Art as Creative Resistance. .

Hayes, C. (2020). The salience of Black mentors on the teaching praxis of Latino Male Teachers. Race, Equity and Education

Hayes, C., Varner, K., Eisworth, H., White Smith, K. (2018). Through the fire: Teacher candidates share their journeys in narrative.

Hayes, C., Hartlep, N. (2016). Unhooking from Whiteness: Resisting the Espirit de Corp.


Hayes, C., Bracho, C. A. (2019). CRiT Walkers in Classrooms: Latino Teachers Giving Kids the Education They Deserve.

Hayes, C. (2017). If Gay is the New Black: Where are the Black Folk. CRSEA

Hayes, C., Bracho, C., Montoya, R. (2018). Latino Male Teachers: Providing Dreams and Possibilities in Urban School Spaces.

Hayes, C., Bracho, C., Montoya, R. (2018). Latino Male Teachers: Providing Dreams and Possibilities in Urban School Spaces.