Shauna Hayes

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My Background

  • Hometown: Battle Creek, MI
  • High School: St. Phillip Catholic Central
  • Professional Experience: I have had the privilege of teaching English and Literature courses for over 10 years and have been with Muskegon Community College since 2015. After teaching and designing courses online for over ten years, it was exciting to be back in the classroom.
    I enjoy sharing my love of language and literature on a daily basis with students. I revel in the challenge of reaching students through literature and hope to help each of them become deep thinkers and ultimately, better human beings.
    I am the Editor of River Voices, Muskegon Community College’s literary magazine, and offer students the opportunity to work as Co-Editor(s) in an ENG101/ENG102 Honors Course(s). I am also one of the faculty advisors for Sigma Kappa Delta, the English Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges.
  • Academic Degrees: BA, English, Grand Valley State University, MA, English, College of Charleston
  • Classes Taught: ENG231 – Women’s’ Literature, ENG 102 – English Composition, ENG 101 – English Composition, CSS - College Success Seminar

More About Me

After spending twelve years in Charleston, SC, it was a joy to come back to West Michigan.  I live in Grand Haven with my husband and two beautiful children. We spend most of our free time outside, near the water.

My hobbies include: reading (of course), yoga, running, and hiking. I love historical fiction, memoirs, almost every kind of poetry, and movies based on true events.

Some of the Books that Changed my Life:

  • Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
  • The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler
  • The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
  • I Know why the Cage Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  • The Midwife, Chris Bohjalian
  • The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
  • What Alice Forgot, Liane Moriarty