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Campbellsville University assistant professor, Emily Hayden, receives Ph.D.

Campbellsville University assistant professor, Emily Hayden, receives Ph.D.
Dr. Emily Hayden

By Ariel C. Emberton, staff writer/photographer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Emily Hayden, assistant professor of criminal justice at Campbellsville University, defended her dissertation and received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville recently.

Dr. Hayden is from Owensboro, Ky. and has been teaching at Campbellsville University since August 2019.

While working toward her Ph.D., Hayden taught classes as a graduate assistant.

“I had to design and teach a statistics in criminal justice course and a research methods course as part of our doctorate work,” Hayden said.

At Campbellsville University, Hayden helps with the criminal justice honor society led Dr. Dale Wilson, associate professor of criminal justice.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Criminology and Law from Kentucky Wesleyan College. Her Master of Science in Justice Studies is from Eastern Kentucky University.

Hayden is the owner of a dog, Lucky.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 11,900 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has Kentucky based off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. Out-of-state centers include two in California at Los Angeles and Lathrop, located in the San Francisco Bay region. The website for complete information is

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.