Carol Hayes is an Assistant Professor of Writing at the George Washington University, where she teaches in the University Writing Program. She has served in several administrative positions, including directing first-year writing and directing the writing center. Her research within writing studies focuses on writing transfer, writing development and instruction, public writing, and genre awareness. Her work has appeared in WPA: Writing Program Administration, Composition Forum and several edited collections. In 2011, she began working with a multi-institutional research team that developed a multi-modal, two-semester study to investigate writing transfer as students moved from high school to college writing, and from college-level first-year writing to disciplinary writing. This project received non-federal grant funding in 2013-2014 from both the Spencer Foundation and from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). She and the Writing Transfer Project team members are currently beginning Phase III of their continued work on genre and writing transfer. This new phase is developing "small teaching" materials to support anti-racist, equitable teaching of genre awareness, with the goal of enhancing student writing transfer. In addition, since 2017, she has been working with a GW-based team of physics and writing professors on studying writing in physics.