Richard Hall, PhD

Richard Hall is a senior assessment specialist and adjunct lecturer at SIT. Richard focuses on measurement and evaluation in his assessment role, particularly as it pertains to assessing undergraduate and graduate programs in terms of program effectiveness and student development. Richard’s background is in international education policy. He received his BA in American government and legal studies from Bowdoin College and his MA in school counseling from Adams State University. He received his PhD in international educational leadership, policy, and organizations from Vanderbilt University where he used mixed methods to investigate educational programming in the Balkans region. His dissertation work was a comprehensive evaluation of the design, implementation, and sustainability of a USAID-funded school counseling program in North Macedonia. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, Richard worked in K-12 public school systems as both an autism interventionist and a school counselor. His background in K-12 education, as a researcher and a practitioner, helps to inform his measurement and evaluation work in the higher education setting.

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Golann, J., Bougher, L., Hall, R., & Espenshade, T (2024). Sharing big video data: Ethics, methods, and technology. [Under review]. Sociological Methods and Research.

Jabbari, J., Terada, T., Chun, Y., & Hall, R (2024). Who transfers and where do they go? Identifying risk factors across student, school, and neighborhood characteristics. [Under review]. Education and Urban Society.

Chung, S., Jabbari, J., Terada, T., Chun, Y., Hall, R., Delaney, R., Heman, J., & Matsumoto, R. (2023). Who transfers before school’s out? St. Louis Research-Practice Collaborative.

Burle, A. D., Hall, R., Heggie, C., & Burrola, A. (2023). Missouri parent poll. PRiME Center.

Hall, R., Jeffers, M., Diemer, A., Heggie, C. & Switalski, N. (2023). Open enrollment in Missouri: Current policies and proposals. PRiME Center, 4(9).

Burle, A. D., Fenske, M., Carson, D., & Hall, R. (2023) 2023 Missouri Education Profile. PRiME Center.

Grissom, J., Darling-Aduana, J., & Hall, R. (2022). Country of Origin and Representative Bureaucracy. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Hall, R., Fenske, M., Burle, A. D., & Rhinesmith, E. (2022). 2022 Missouri student growth report by modality of instruction. PRiME Center.

Hall, R., Burle, A. D., & Jeffers, M. (2022). Missouri’s 2022 NAEP scores: Decades of achievement gains erased, unprecedented achievement gaps. PRiME Center, 4(5).

Rhinesmith, E., & Hall, R. (2022). Pandemic achievement loss: NAEP Long-Term Trend and Missouri MAP assessment changes. PRiME Center, 4(2).

Select Presentations

Hall, R. & Stroud, R. (September, 2023). Rethinking the foundations of medical decision-making: How can philosophy and virtue move us toward practical wisdom? Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Kern National Network for Flourishing in Medicine. Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Golann, J. W., & Hall, R. (August, 2021). Using video-ethnographic data to study parenting interactions. Round table at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Chicago, IL, USA.

Hall, R. (November, 2019). School counselors and school choice: A study of time expenditure and methods. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education. Seattle, WA, USA.

Hall, R. (August, 2019). Does prioritizing college counseling positively influence student academic achievement? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the World Education Research Association. Tokyo, Japan.

Hall, R. (November, 2018). School counselor goal setting: The influence of district and school administrators. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education. Barcelona, Spain.

Hall, R. (August, 2018). The presence and prioritization of American school counseling domains in Ghana. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the World Education Research Association. Cape Town, South Africa.

Research Interests

School counseling in international contexts at the K-12 and higher education levels
Changes in student performance


  • PhD, International Education Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Vanderbilt University
  • MA, School Counseling, Adams State University
  • BA, Government and Legal Studies, Bowdoin College
Richard Hall, PhD

SIT Graduate Institute

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EdD in Global Education

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