- Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
-┬áM.S.W. University of Louisville
-┬áB.A. Hanover College
Alma Hall, Associate Professor, graduated from Hanover College, gained a Masters in Social Work from the University of Louisville and, after careers in social work and business, returned to Vanderbilt to earn the PhD. Her dissertation, Reflections, The Images and Stories of Women Leaders, examined the personal narratives of a group of nationally known women.
Alma continues to research and teach in leadership studies, including undergraduate and graduate courses each spring semester entitled “Leadership for Change”. She recently published a chapter, “For Kentucky: The Shared Vision of Governor Martha Layne Collins,” in a book Navigating Boundaries, The Rhetoric of Women Governors which was edited by Brenda Marshall and Molly Mayhead.
Alma also teaches in the areas of interpersonal communication and group dynamics. She continues to provide communication, team building, and leadership consulting for corporate, non-profit and business development. Her work with a state government agency resulted in the publication of an article in The Advocate entitled “Defender Professionalism and Excellence”. For her work with that agency’s leadership development, Dr. Hall was given the Kentucky Public Advocate’s Award in September 2000.
Alma has two grown daughters and is a new (and very proud) grandmother to Warren (born on December 21st, 2005).
- COMM 200 (A): Personal/Interpersonal Communication/li>
- COMM 200 (B): Personal/Interpersonal Communication
- COMM 200 (C): Personal/Interpersonal Communication
Current Service to the College
(Director) Brown Scholar’s Leadership Recognition Program