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Rhonda Hayes, MSW

Online Instructor, MSW Program

Rhonda Hayes received her M.S.W. from West Virginia University’s School of Social Work, at the Wheeling extended campus and currently holds an Independent Clinical Social Work License. She earned her bachelor’s degree with University of Maryland University College online while living overseas. She taught early childhood and elementary education and carried her passion for families and children into social work.In social work Rhonda worked in the field of domestic violence as the Director of the YWCA Family Violence Prevention Program, served on the WV Board of Directors for Family Protection Services, held a WV Domestic Violence Advocate Certification, and served on the West Virginia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. She then moved to WV DHHR as a Child Protective Service Worker and later to community corrections where she earned an Advanced Drug and Alcohol Certification while counseling with the Lee Day Report Center. Rhonda later, developed and implemented a recovery/reentry program for women through the YWCA. Rhonda is a certified trainer for Love and Logic parenting, as well as, High Conflict Parenting Education. After working with abuse, addiction, mental illness, and violence, she desires to bring understanding of the complex dynamics of these social issues and quality intervention that will break the cycles of abuse and oppression.


  • B.S. Psychology- University of Maryland, University College
  • M.S.W. West Virginia University (2010)​


  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC)


  • Re-entry/Recovery
  • Prevention
  • Effects of Childhood Trauma


  • Children and Families
  • Clinical Interventions


  • MSW Committee
  • MSW Online Committee
  • Faculty Evaluation Committee
  • Faculty Search Committee-TAP/Instructor