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Jori Hall, PhD

President's Distinguished Professor

Educational Psychology


Building & Room:

ETMSW 1220

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Jori N. Hall received her PhD in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an award-winning author and multidisciplinary researcher. Hall’s research is concerned with social inequalities and the overall rigor of social science research. Her work addresses issues of research methodology, cultural responsiveness, and the role of values and privilege within the fields of evaluation, education, and health. Hall has published numerous peer-reviewed works in scholarly venues; authored the book “Focus Groups: Culturally Responsive Approaches for Qualitative Inquiry and Program Evaluation” and was selected as a Leaders of Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) fellow by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Hall is the 2020 recipient of the American Evaluation Association’s Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation Topical Interest Group Scholarly Leader Award for scholarship that has contributed to culturally responsive evaluation. She currently serves as a researcher for programs funded by the Spencer Foundation. She is also Co-Editor-in-Chief for the “American Journal of Evaluation.”