Dr. Loretta Jackson-Hayes, Ph.Dd, is Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at Rhodes College. She is a native of Coldwater, Miss. who earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Tougaloo College and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Jackson-Hayes joined the faculty of Rhodes College in the Department of Chemistry in 2003.  Her scholarly work includes research on regulation of genes involved in lipid metabolism and genes required for fungal cell wall synthesis and maintenance during development.  In her free time, Dr. Jackson-Hayes enjoys fishing, gardening, spending time with her family, and attending basketball and football games with her husband Ken, son Kendel, and daughter Naomi.