Casey Hayward

  • Associate Professor, English and Media Studies
  • MFA Savannah College of Art and Design
  • BA Principia College

Teaching Interests

Photography, Documentary Filmmaking, Video Production

Research Interests

Documentary Film Producing and Directing

Professional Memberships

  • University Film and Video Association 2009 - Present
  • Broadcast Education Association 2009 - 2011
  • National Communication Association 2008 - 2009
  • International Communication Association 2008 - 2009
  • Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers 2005 - 2006
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2014, Valente Center Faculty Fellowship, Bentley Valente Center
  • 2014, Award of Merit, Accolade Film Awards
  • 2011, Emmy Award, NATAS
  • 2010, Honorable Mention Award, University Film and Video Association
  • 2010, Award of Excellence, Broadcast Educators Association
  • 2010, Chris Awards Bronze Plaque, Columbus Film and Video Festival
  • 2009, Best Documentary, Appalachian Film Festival
  • 2009, Silver Remy award, Worldfest Houston
  • 2009, Best of the Festival King Foundation Award, Broadcast Educators Association
  • 2009, Award of Excellence, Accolade Film Awards
  • 2009, Award for Cinematography, Telly Awards
  • 2008, Chris Awards Bronze Plaque for Documenting the Arts, Columbus Film and Video Festival
  • 2008, Chris Awards Honorable Mention for Biographical Work, Columbus Film and Video Festival
  • 2007, Jury Award for Best Cinematography, Oxford International Film Festival
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Hayward, C. C. (2017). Participate YourSelf: A Mid-Process Case Reflection on Collaborative Authorship. Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, (13) 3 15. (Link)
  • Quinlan, M. M., Smith, J., Hayward, C. C. (2008). This Car Seems to Be Alive—Perspectives on the Documentary, Plan F. Braille Monitor, (51) 4 (Link)

    Book Chapters


  • Harter, L. M., Hayward, C. C. (2010). Repositioning Subjects as Partners Through Video Diaries In J. Hamel-Lambert & J. Millesen, (Eds.) Case studies of Community-Based Participatory Research. pp. 185-198. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishers
  • Cole, C. E., Quinlan, M. M., Hayward, C. C. (2009). Aesthetic Projects Engaging Inequities: Documentary Film for Social Change In L. M. Harter, M. Dutta, & C. E. Cole , (Eds.) Communicating for Social Impact . 1st pp. 79-90. Cresskill,NJ: Hampton Press

  • Presentations

  • Hayward, C. C. (2021). “Carole Fielding Grants Presentation” Presented at the University Film and Video Association University Film and Video Association Conference 2021 Online
  • Hayward, C. C. (2020). “Carole Fielding Grants Presentation” Presented at the University Film and Video Association University Film and Video Association Conference 2021 Online
  • Hayward, C. C. (2020). “Vague Space: An artistic investigation of the environments of persons addicted to opioids” Presented at the Kristiania University AR@K20 symposium Oslo, Norway
  • Crane, J. H., Dayal, S., Hayward, C. C., Hodes, N. L., Medden, S. A., Mulder, J. Y., Mueller, L. S. (2019). Presented at the EMS Research and Pedagogy Committee EMS Research Roundtable Workshop Bentley University
  • Hayward, C. C. (2019). “Creative Shifts: Impacts of Evolution in Academic Creative and Research Agendas” Presented at the University Film and Video Organization UFVA Conference 2019 Minneapolis, MN
  • Hayward, C. C. (2018). ““The Social Currency of Refugee Narratives” ” Presented at the Malmö University Refugees, Borders and Membership Conference Malmö, Sweden
  • Hayward, C. C. (2018). ““Speaking Together: Experiences in Participatory and Community-Based Media Making,” ” Presented at the University Film and Video Association UFVA Conference 2018 Las Cruces, NM
  • Hayward, C. C. (2018). “ “What They Carried: Refugee Narratives as Social Currency” ” Presented at the University of South Wales Story Telling for Refuge/Storytelling as Refuge Symposium Cardiff, Wales, UK
  • Hayward, C. C. (2017). “No Refuge for the Refugee” Presented at the Queens University of Belfast Citizenship and Surveillance: the Camera as Witness Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Hayward, C. C. (2017). “Seeing RED: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice System” Presented at the University Film and Video Association UFVA - 2017 Los Angeles, CA
  • Hayward, C. C. (2017). “I really Like Girls” Presented at the University Film and Video Association UFVA - 2017 Los Angeles, CA
  • Hayward, C. C. (2016). “Six Shooter: A Case Study in Documentary Restraint” Presented at the University Film and Video Association UFVA - 2016 Henderson, NV
  • Hayward, C. C. (2016). “Seeing Red (documentary Film Screening)” Presented at the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative 9th Annual JDAI Conference: Building Bridges Towards Equity in Juvenile Justice Westborough, MA
  • Hayward, C. C. (2015). “Screening, "Control YourSelf"” Presented at the University Film and Video Association UFVA Conference 2015 Washington, D.C.
  • Hayward, C. C. (2015). ““Seeing Red: Addressing Systematic and Implicit Bias within the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice System” ” Presented at the Bentley University Valente Center 2015 Valente Center Working Seminar Bentley University
  • Hayward, C. C. (2015). ““Seeing Red: Addressing Systematic and Implicit Bias within the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice System” ” Presented at the Bentley University Share Your Voice: Conversations on Race & Inequality, Bentley University, February 5, 2015. Bentley University
  • Hayward, C. C. (2014). “Multi-Track Narrative: A Documentary Case Study in Reflexivity” Presented at the University Film and Video Association UFVA Conference 2014 Bozeman, MT
  • Hayward, C. C. (2014). ““Story Selling: Grant Funded Documentary Production”” Presented at the UFVA University Film and Video Association Orange, CA
  • Hayward, C. C. (2011). ““Graduate Students: How to Position Yourself for the Academic Job Market”” Presented at the University Film and Video UFVA Conference 2011 Boston, MA
  • Hayward, C. C. (2010). “Grassroots Gatekeepers: Independent Approaches to Distribution” Presented at the University Film and Video UFVA Conference New Orleans, LA
  • Hayward, C. C. (2010). ““Spotlight On Media and Engagement: A Socio-Political Film Festival,”” Presented at the CSCA Central States Communication Association Conference Cincinnati, OH
  • Hayward, C. C. (2009). ““Handing Over the Means of Production: The Ethics and Practice of Participant-Created Content in Documentary Filmmaking"” Presented at the University Film and Video Association UFVA Conference 2010 Burlington, VT
  • Hayward, C. C. (2008). ““Plan F: Performing Unconventional Understandings of Disability” ” Presented at the NCA National Communication Association conference San Diego, CA
  • Hayward, C. C. (2008). ““Documenting and Disrupting (Dis)ability Through Film: Communicating for Social Impact”” Presented at the ICA International Communication Association conference Montreal, Canada
  • Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

  • Vague Space, (2019).
  • Flight, (2018).
  • Flight, (2018).
  • Flight, (2017).
  • Seeing Red: Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice System, (2016).
  • "Peek-A-Boo", (2015).
  • Control YourSelf, (2014).
  • Vision:The PORTSfuture Project, (2013).
  • Plan F, (2013).
  • Vision: The PORTSfuture Project, (2012).
  • The Art of the Possible , (2010).
  • David Hostetler: The Last Dance , (2009).
  • Plan F, (2007).
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Chair for EMS Spring 22 Lecturer Hiring Committee 2021 - Present
  • Committee Member for EMS Department Research and Pedagogy 2017 - Present
  • Committee Member for EMS Department Evaluation Committee 2015 - Present
  • Committee Member for Media and Culture Committee 2012 - Present
  • Committee Chair for EMS Fall 21 Tenure Track Hiring Committee 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Chair for EMS Spring 21 Lecturer Hiring Committee 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Chair for EMS Department Evaluation Committee Co-chair 2016 - 2018
  • Committee Chair for Media and Culture Committee Chair 2015 - 2018
  • Committee Chair for EMS Lecturer Search Committee 2017 - 2018
  • Committee Member for EMS Lecturer Search Committee 2016 - 2017
  • Committee Member for EMS PR Committee 2013 - 2015
  • Committee Member for EMS Gen. Ed. Review Committee 2013 - 2014
  • University Service


  • University Senate for Senate Planning Committee 2021 - Present
  • Committee Member for International Graduate Council 2021 - Present
  • Administrative Assignment, Other for ESOL Center 2020 - Present
  • University Senate for EMS Faculty Senator 2020 - Present
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Cronin Office of International Study Abroad 2013 - Present
  • Committee Member for Materials Management Committee (Office of Sustainability) 2021 - 2021
  • Other for Cronin Office of International Study Abroad - FAM Trip 2018 - 2018
  • Committee Member for Nominations Committee 2018 - 2018
  • University Senate for EMS Faculty Senator 2017 - 2018
  • Committee Member for Teaching and Scholarly Awards Committee 2013 - 2016
  • Professional Service


  • Scholarship Coordinator for University Film and Video Association 2018 - Present
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for University Film and Video Association - Scholarships 2014 - Present