Dr. Hayward, is a tenured associate professor member in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences at Northeastern University. For the past 15 years, Dr. Hayward has led and taken over 250 doctor of physical therapy students on international service trips to Ecuador, China and Mexico. The purpose of these trips was to provide physical therapy to children with disabilities. She has received several international and local service awards for her work within the local and global communities. She has won multiple grants and written over 50 articles on her work. Her current research projects involve examining the use of innovative student assessment strategies, such as student pedagogical teams, adaptive sports for people with disabilities, and community based participatory research to understand the impact of international service-learning efforts on the community partner.