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John Hay John Hay i(A20523 works by) (a.k.a. John Anthony Hay)
Born: Established: 21 Sep 1942 Perth, Western Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 3 Nov 2016 Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
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John Anthony Hay had a distinguished academic career in Australia. At the University of Western Australia, he was Professor of English from 1980-1987, and Departmental Chair of the Academic Board in 1985. Dean of Arts at Monash University from 1987-1989, he became the Deputy Vice Chancellor of that university from 1989-1991, and Dean of Arts at Monash from 1987-1989. He was the third Vice Chancellor at Deakin University during the 1992-1995, becoming Vice Chancellor of The University of Queensland in 1996. He retired from that post at the end of 2007.

Hay has worked in English and Australian literary studies, including bibliographical research. His work in bibliography began with a study of pre-19th century books in the Library of the Benedictine Monastery at New Norcia in WA (1986). He has edited short story collections and bibliographies of Western Australian writing (1981 and 1990).

Hay was General Editor of The Bibliography of Australian Literature which is produced under the auspices of AustLit. Volumes appeared in 2001, 2004, 2007 and the final volume will be published in 2008.

In 2003, Hay was honoured by Deakin University by naming a major building after him in recognition of his leading role in transforming the derelict woolstore buildings in the city of Geelong, Victoria, into an award-winning university campus. In 2004 he was made a Companion in the Order of Australia (AC) and in 2007 was elected as an honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

In 2005, the University of Western Australia awarded John Hay an Honorary Doctor of Letters and in 2007 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Queensland University of Technology.

Emeritus Professor John Hay died in Melbourne in November, 2016. A fuller biography can be found here.

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2007 Queensland Greats Awards Since becoming the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Queensland in 1996, Professor John Hay has made a number of exceptional contributions to Queensland including the development of a series of major research institutes and centres. Professor Hay is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, Australian Institute of Management, Australian College of Educators and Queensland Academy of Arts and Science, and has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Western Australia, Deakin University, Queensland University of Technology and The University of Queensland. He has chaired national and international boards on university learning and teaching, research, libraries, art galleries, philanthropy, performing arts, humanities, bio-sciences and medical research. He has published widely in English and Australian literature, comparative literature and education.
2006 recipient Australian Academy of the Humanities Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
2004 Order of Australia Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) For service to advancing higher education in Australia including contributions to research and innovation policies and funding, and at the University of Queensland through significant development of academic and administrative structures.
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