Faculty and Staff Profiles

Alfred L. Hall, Ph.D.
Asst Professor, Instruction Curriculum Leadership
Email: alhall1@memphis.edu
Office Location: The University Of Memphis
Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy Education - Science Education - George Mason University - 1999
  • Master of Science in Natural Science Natural Science Education - Delta State University - 1994
  • Bachelor of Science Biology - Jackson State University - December 1992

Work Experience

  • Director, West Tennessee STEM Collaboratory Hub - The University of Memphis - September 2012 - present
  • Assistant Professor of Science Education, Instruction and Curriculum Leadership - The University of Memphis - August 2012 - present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Instruction and Curriculum Leadership - The University of Memphis - September 2011 - August 2012
  • Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief of Staff - Memphis City Schools - September 2008 - August 2011
  • Chief Academic Officer, Academic Affairs - Memphis City Schools - September 2006 - August 2008
  • Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Teaching and Learning Academy - Memphis City Schools - December 2005 - August 2006
  • Director, Memphis Urban Systemic Program, Division of Mathematics and Science - Memphis City Schools - February 2001 - November 2005
  • Director, Delta Rural Systemic Initiative,   - The University of Mississippi - August 1999 - January 2001
  • Science Education Specialist, Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortium - AEL - September 1997 - August 1999

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching and Learning in STEM Classrooms - The University of Memphis
  • Secondary Science Methods - The University of Memphis
  • Middle School Science Methods - The University of Memphis
  • Project Based Instruction - The University of Memphis
  • Elementary Science Education Methods - The University of Memphis
  • Introduction to Biology - Delta State University
  • Advanced Biology (High School) - Greenwood High School
  • Physics (High School) - Greenwood High School

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • Doctor of Education in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership - Tisha White - 2015
  • Masters of Science in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership - Jillian Hinesley - 2014
  • Doctor of Education in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership - Cretina Stephens - 2017
  • Doctor of Education in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership Dissertation Committee Member - Lawanda Hill - 2015

Support

  • Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) - National Science Foundation - $1,342,970 - October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2016
  • Improving Teacher Quality Grant - Tennessee Department of Education - $67,438 - January 2012 - December 2013
  • West Tennessee STEM Collaboratory Hub - Tennessee Department of Education and Battelle, Inc. - $849,998 - September 2012 - June 2014

Outreach

  • Integrated STEM Education Committee - National Research Council and National Academy of Engineering - August 2011 - February 2014 - National Science Foundation
  • Harvard University - Public Education Leadership Project (PELP) - Urban School District Leadership Teams from across the country - July 2014 - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Business School
  • National Science Foundation - Proposal Panel Reviewer - STEM Education proposals requesting funding from NSF - July 2013 and December 2014 - National Science Foundation
  • STEM Teacher Institute for Shelby County Schools - STEM Teachers attempting to gain Career and Technical Certification to teach STEM courses - June 2014 - Shelby County Schools and Univ. of Memphis - CRISTAL
  • West Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy - STEM Master Teachers from West Tennessee - November 2013 - Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy and the West Tennessee STEM Hub
  • West Tennessee STEM Master Teacher Training Institute - STEM Master Teachers from West Tennessee - June 2013 - November 2014 - West Tennessee STEM Hub
  • STEM Challenge Summit - Teams of Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Educators - June 2013 - West Tennessee STEM Hub
  • West Tennessee STEM Hub First Annual Conference - STEM Constituents from Education, Government and the Workforce across West Tennessee - May 2013 - West Tennessee STEM Hub
Service
  • The University of Memphis - ICL Department Chair Search Committee - Spring 2015
  • The University of Memphis - NCATE Document Development Team - November 2014 - May 2015
  • The University of Memphis - ICL Instructional Design and Technology Faculty Search Committee - Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
  • The University of Memphis - West Tennessee STEM Hub Steering Committee - January 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee STEM Innovation Network - STEM Hub Leadership Team - January 2013 - Present
  • Middle Tennessee State University - STEM Education Leadership Council - January 2013 - Present
  • The University of Memphis - Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Teaching and Learning Advisory Board - December 2012 - Present
  • The University of Memphis - Tigers Teach Governing Board - 2012 - 2014
  • The University of Memphis - ICL Masters Degree Student Research Project Reviewer - Fall 2012, Fall 2014
  • The University of Memphis - ICL Mathematics Education Faculty Search Committee - Fall 2012
  • The University of Memphis - Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member in ICL - December 2012 - December 2013
  • Memphis Virtual STEM Academy at East High School - Steering Committee [C] - October 2013 - Present
  • West Tennessee STEM Collaboratory Hub - Director - September 2012 - June 2014
  • Central High School AdvanceED Accreditation Council - Higher Education Representative - Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
Consulting
  • Macmillan/McGraw Hill Publishing Company - January 2005 - December 2006
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - March 2004 - August 2005
  • National Science Foundation - Proposal Review Panel - June 2002
  • National Science Foundation - Site Visit Review Team - May 2002
  • Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program - Proposal Review Team - May 2002
Books Published/Reviewed
  • National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. (2014). STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. (Member of Integrated STEM Education Writing Committee)
Presentations
  • * Hall, A., Powell, A., and Davis, M. (November 2014). The Effects of Problem- and Project-based Learning on Student Interests in STEM. Presentation delivered to the School Science and Mathematics Association Annual Convention in Jacksonville, FL.
  • * Hall, A. (October 2014). Technical Reading and Writing Skills for STEM Education and the STEM Workforce. Presentation delivered to the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers 58th Annual Conference in Delray Beach, FL.
  • Hall, A. (October, 2014). STEM Education and the Workforce. Keynote Presentation delivered to the Project Lead The Way State Conference in Nashville, TN.
  • Hall, A. (September 2014). STEM Education Leadership Challenges and Opportunities. Presentation delivered as part of the Texas Instruments Leadership Summit in Memphis, TN.
  • Hall, A. (August 2014). STEM Education for the Future. Presentation delivered as part of the STEM Talk Seminar at Middle College High School in Memphis, TN.
  • Hall, A. (July 2014). Project-based Learning for STEM Classrooms. Presentation delivered to the Shelby County Schools STEM Teacher In-service Day Symposium in Memphis, TN.
  • Hall, A., Ivey, S. (July 2014). The Importance of STEM Education. Keynote presentation delivered to the Shelby County Schools STEM Teacher In-service Day Symposium in Memphis, TN.
  • Hall, J., Pardue, S., Metzgar, V., Hall, A., and Roddy, M. (June 2014). Tennessee STEM Innovation Network Panel Presentation delivered as part of the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy in Nashville, TN.
  • * Hall, A. (February 2014). The Memphis Virtual STEM Academy at East High School. Presentation delivered to the STEM Education Research Conference at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Hall, A. (November 2013). The West Tennessee STEM Hub: Supporting STEM Education for All. Presentation delivered to the Southwest Tennessee Superintendent Collaborative at the University of Memphis-Lambuth Campus in Jackson, TN.
  • Hall, A. (June 2013). The West Tennessee STEM Hub: Our Collective Effort Makes the Difference. Presentation delivered to the Joint Session of the West Tennessee Superintendent Collaboratives in Trenton, TN.
  • Hall, A. (May 2013). The West Tennessee STEM Collaboratory. Presentation delivered to the Southwest Tennessee Superintendent Study Council at the University of Memphis-Lambuth Campus in Jackson, TN.
  • Hall, A. (February 2013). West Tennessee STEM Hub and STEM Education for the Future Workforce. Presentation delivered during the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy Regional Conference at the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN.
  • Hall, A. (January 2013). Next Generation Science Standards: An Overview. Presentation delivered during the Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Teaching and Learning (CRISTAL) STEMinar at the University of Memphis-Lambuth Campus in Jackson, TN.
  • Hall, A. (January 2013). The West Tennessee STEM Collaboratory. Presentation delivered to the Northwest Tennessee Superintendent Study Council at the University of Tennessee-Martin in Martin, TN.
  • Hall, A. (January 2013). The West Tennessee STEM Hub: Preparing a New Workforce for the 21st Century. Presentation delivered to the Northwest Tennessee Study Council for Supervisors of Instruction at the University of Tennessee-Martin in Martin, TN.
  • Hall, A.  (November 2012).  Opportunities in STEM Education.  Presentation delivered during the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference in Memphis, TN.  
  • Hall, A.  (November 2012).  Emerging Developments in STEM Education and the Next Generation Science Education Standards.  Presentation delivered during the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference in Memphis, TN. 
  • Hall, A.  (August 2012).  The Next Phase of STEM Education.  Keynote address delivered to the Memphis City Schools Science Teacher Inservice session in Memphis, TN.
  • Hall, A. (June 2012).  STEM Education and the Next Generation Science Education Standards. Presentation delivered at the Martin Institute Annual Conference in Memphis, TN.