Dr. Worth Kamili Hayes is an Associate Professor of History and Director of Academic and Learning Outcomes at Tuskegee University. Prior to joining Tuskegee, he served as an Assistant Professor of History and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences at Benedict College. He received his B.A. in History from Xavier University of Louisiana and earned his Ph.D. in History from Emory University.
His manuscript, Schools of Our Own: Black Chicago’s Golden Age of Private Education, was published by Northwestern University Press in 2020. His work on African-American education, urbanization, and post-World War II activism has been published in the American Educational History Journal, the Journal of Negro Education, and several edited volumes.
Hayes has also served as the head coach of Tuskegee’s Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) quiz bowl team since 2015. HCASC is the longest running HBCU quiz bowl competition. institutions. Tuskegee University is one of HCASC’s charter members and was the first school to win back to back championships in the program’s history.
A list of honors that Hayes has received include the Tuskegee University Mwalimu Teaching Award, the Andrew W. Mellon UNCF Faculty Residency Fellowship, an NEH Humanities Initiatives at HBCUs grant, and the Timuel D. Black Jr. Fellowship in African-American Studies.