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James Hall

Dean of University Studies and Executive Director SOIS
Academic Affairs

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James Hall

Dean of University Studies and Executive Director SOIS
Academic Affairs


BA, MA, Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada); MTS, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (Canada); MA, Ph.D., University of Iowa


Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

3 Credits
A capstone class for students in the applied arts and sciences bachelor of science degree program. Course provides students an opportunity to reflect upon and enhance the many aspects of their individualized educational programs and focus on future goals.
1 - 6 Credits
Independent study.

In the News

  • August 14, 2020

    National Science Foundation logo.

    RIT joins University of Rochester in NSF-funded study about the future of creativity

    RIT is joining University of Rochester and others in a National Science Foundation-funded project to learn about the different creative skills that tomorrow’s workforce needs. The study is centered on the idea that intelligent machines are replacing the routine tasks that people do and creative skills will become even more valuable for future workers.

  • December 12, 2019

    Graduting students wearing caps and gowns give thumbs-up.

    RIT joins the nationwide college completion initiative Degrees When Due

    RIT is among the colleges and universities from 20 states that are participating in the Degrees When Due initiative, which aims to reach the nearly 4 million near-completers and uncredentialled completers in the United States who stopped college for financial reasons, family obligations or a variety of other reasons. By joining the initiative, RIT will learn best practices in degree reclamation and provide targeted support while re-engaging students who have paused, or “stopped out,” their studies.

  • November 18, 2019

    Alumnus and President David Munson talk at table with others.

    Fellowship allows students to be entrepreneurs and stay in school

    The Gap Year Entrepreneurial Fellowship allows SOIS students to take time off of school to focus on personal business ventures while still working toward their degrees. Students in the fellowship also receive a $15,000 award to create the time and space needed to build their businesses.