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Gregory O. Hall

Greg Hall

Gregory O. Hall, Ph.D.
Chair, Political Science Department


Dr. Hall completed his Ph.D. and Masters in Political Science, with a concentration on International Relations from Howard University.  His doctoral dissertation focused on the relationship between foreign policy and domestic reform in socialist Yugoslavia.  He received Bachelor degrees in German and Political Science in 1982 from Northwestern University.   

Dr. Hall is currently the Chair of Morehouse College Political Science Department, a position he has held since 2006.  In addition, he serves as Director of the International Studies Program, and Co-Director of the Asian and Middle East Studies (AMES) Program.  In addition, Dr. Hall is a faculty advisor to the Model United Nations team.    His main areas of teaching and research are international relations and security, foreign policy, international political economy, Eurasian affairs, and, research methodology. 

Prior to joining Morehouse, Dr. Hall held appointments at several institutions, including the University of Central Florida, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and, Izmir University of Economics (Turkey).  He was a 1997 Fulbright Fellow in Kazan, Russia.

Dr. Hall is the author of several scholarly articles, and he is a co-editor of and contributor to Eternal Colonialism (University Press of America, Inc, 2010).  He is currently completing a book, Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy: China, Russia, and the United States’ Pursuit of Relevancy and Power, to be published in September 2012 by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.  Dr. Hall is an active participant in the International Studies Association.  At the upcoming Annual Meeting (April 2012) in San Diego (CA), he will present a paper titled, “US-Russian Relations after the Cold War: Important Issues and Prospects”.  He will also serve as Chair and Discussant on a panel dealing with Iran and the Caspian Sea region. 

Dr. Hall is devoted to community service, civic engagement, and global education and international understanding and cooperation across borders and various communities.  He was recently appointed to the Georgia Advisory Committee of the US Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), and works closely with organizations such as the United Negro College Fund (notably, the Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP)).  Moreover, Dr. Hall is actively involved with various government, business, legal and alumni entities, as well as the African, German, Hispanic, Korean, Muslim and Turkish communities in Georgia.  He regularly mentors graduate students and junior faculty, and serves in the American Political Science Association’s minority mentoring program.  

Dr. Hall is a native of Chicago (IL).  He is a Sunday School teacher and is involved in youth ministry. He enjoys reading and travel.  He is married to Carla Y. Hall, his wife of 14 years.