Dr. Nini Hayes


Environmental Studies

Assistant Professor

(360) 650-4996


AH203, MS9085

Nini Hayes (pronouns: they, them, Professor/Dr. Hayes) was born and raised in Washington and is a first-generation college student. They are an alumna of Huxley’s Environmental Education program ’03. They earned a Masters in Teaching from Seattle University and taught 5th grade for several years before returning to graduate school where they earned an Educational Specialist degree in Social Justice Education and a doctorate in Teacher Education and School Improvement. After graduate school, they did a one-year post-doc at a college in Poughkeepsie, NY and then one year on the tenure-track before beginning at Huxley. 

Research Interests

Their research interests include black liberation, pinayism, equity and justice in teaching and learning, critical race theory, students and teachers of color and critical environmental education and teacher education.