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Saturday classes at the Bowling Green campus will proceed as scheduled. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks.

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

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Faculty and Staff - Debra Hays

Debra Hays

Debra Hays


Office:  Cherry Hall 13
Phone:  270-745-5714


English 100  Introduction to College Writing
English 200  Introduction to Literature
English 300  Writing in the Disciplines


I earned my B.A and M.A. right here at Western Kentucky University and after teaching part time for several years, I worked on my doctorate at the University of Mississippi (1997-2004), focusing on dramatic literature.  Having completed my coursework and beginning the written exams, I discovered that Western was hiring full-time instructors, so I returned to WKU, returned to what I love doing the most—being in the classroom, being with the students, in other words, teaching.

I have been back at WKU for the past several years and at times feel as if I have never left.  However, I did bring back to Kentucky a new husband, an adult son, and a new appreciation for the area that I left.  I hope to finish out my career teaching right where it all began so many years ago:  in Cherry Hall at Western Kentucky University.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14