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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Profile

 
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 Hays, Foster   Name:  Foster Hays 
Title:  Adjunct Instructor 
Education:
M.A., American Studies, University of Alabama
B.A., Philosophy, Georgia Southern University
Office:  336 Kinard Hall  
Phone:  803\323-4649 
E-mail:  haysf@winthrop.edu  
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Area(s):
Religion in America
Jesus Movement (1960s/70s religion)
Biblical Studies (Old/New Testament)

Foster Hays studied American religious history and culture at the University of Alabama, with a primary focus on religious awakenings and the Jesus Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. She developed and instructed courses as a graduate student(2006-2008) and adjunct instructor (2008-2010) entitled "Hippies, God, and Rock:' "Sects, Drugs, and Rock," and "Religion in American Culture." After completing her Masters in American Studies, Hays spent two years working toward
a Masters in Divinity degree at Samford University's Beeson Divinity School. Her studies included church history, New and Old Testament theology, Greek, Hebrew, and biblical exegesis and interpretation.

Hays moved to Rock Hill with her husband two years ago and has been at Winthrop serving as a research assistant for the College of Education's NetSCOPE grant and instructing religious studies and human experience courses. She looks forward to furthering her studies in the future so that she may continue her love for learning and teaching theology and religious history.