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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

My research interests focus on the intersections of policy and organizational school capacity. As a program evaluator, I explore educational accountability policies and how they are interpreted at the local level. My current work examines school capacity to implement Professional Development School standards. I study culturally responsive evaluation approaches and serve an associate editor for the American Journal of Evaluation. I am also an interdisciplinary scholar and research methodologist. My work applies qualitative methods and mixed methods approaches to inquiry in order to improve programs in various contexts.


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