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Jori N. Hall

  • Associate Professor, Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy (Qualitative Research)

Portrait of Jori Hall

Contact Information

Office Location

305 River's Crossing
850 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30602

Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Program Evaluation
  • Mixed Methods Research

Research Interests

  • Educational Accountability

Programs of Study

Research Summary

Dr. Jori N. Hall is a multidisciplinary researcher and evaluator focused on social inequalities and the overall rigor of social science research. Specifically, her work addresses issues of evaluation and research methodology, cultural responsiveness, and the role of values and privilege within the fields of education and health. She is the author of Focus Groups: Culturally Responsive Approaches for Qualitative Inquiry and Program Evaluation. She has contributed to the Handbook of Mixed Methods Research as well as The Oxford Handbook of Multi and Mixed Methods Research. Dr. Hall has published numerous peer-reviewed works in scholarly venues such as the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Digital Health, New Directions for Evaluation, and Qualitative Inquiry. She has evaluated programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the International Baccalaureate Foundation. In recognition of her evaluation scholarship, Dr. Hall was selected as a Leaders of Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) fellow by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. She is an associate editor for the American Journal of Evaluation and the co-editor of a special issue on mixed methods inquiry in the International Journal of Research and Method in Education. Dr. Hall holds a B.S. from Bradley University, a Master’s Degree from DePaul University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph.D. Educational Policy Studies University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2018 Ira E. Aaron Award for Teaching Excellence and Collegiality College of Education, University of Georgia
2017 Keith Osborn Award for Teaching Excellence Award College of Education, University of Georgia
2016 Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Fellow The Annie E. Casey Foundation
2015 Ocie T. Dekle Excellence in Teaching Award College of Education, University of Georgia