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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

  • March 16, 2021

    user holding tablet that shows the RIT Online and Professional Education website.

    RIT and edX launch universal credit pathway to break down barriers to graduate education

    RIT is teaming up with the nonprofit online learning platform edX to create a universal pathway to credit, making it easier and less expensive for people to earn a master’s degree. With this new model, RIT is the first university to enable edX learners to apply any of the 63 MicroMasters programs toward a Master of Science—specifically, RIT’s customizable professional studies master’s degree program.

  • March 12, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of two researchers.

    RIT student and alumnus follow passion for neurotechnology

    School of Individualized Study student Harrison Canning and his business partner, Colin Fausnaught, a 2019 software engineering graduate from RIT, formed the BCI Guys, which stands for brain-computer interface technology. They recently launched an online educational series to lower the barrier of entry and inspire others to join the field.