Environmental Studies Program
Department Chair:
John Petersen

Administrative Assistant:
Bev Burgess

Department Email:

Phone: 440 7758747
Fax: 440 7758946

A.J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
122 Elm Street
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes

A.J. Lewis Center Facilities Manager 
and Community Outreach Coordinator

Contact Information


A.J. Lewis Center 208
(440) 775-5307

Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes

Educational Background

  • MS, Appropriate Technology, Appalachian State University
  • Graduate Certificate, Geographic Information Science, Appalachian State University
  • BA, Psychology, Wabash College

Sean Hayes is responsible for the management and oversight of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center, including the grounds and the building’s mechanical systems. He supervises the student operators of the living machine; manages the center’s outreach and education efforts; and does research on building data. Originally from Albion, Indiana, he earned a BA in psychology at Wabash College. Before Oberlin he worked for a higher education publisher and a medical not-for-profit organization. Hayes recently earned an MS in appropriate technology at Appalachian State University, where he worked with the university’s bio-fuels research group and office of sustainability. He lives with his wife, Katie, and dog, Cricket, and enjoys spending his free time playing music, getting outdoors, and fixing broken things.