Kayon A. Hall, Ph.D.
Dr. Kayon A. Hall (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs in the College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS). Prior to completing her doctoral work, Dr. Hall worked for over ten years in higher education administration, primarily in career development, undergraduate research and sponsorship, and graduate education.
Dr. Hall's research calls attention to immigration and the geopolitical factors that impact the lives of diasporic Black students. As a scholar-practitioner, she uses critical and liberatory frameworks to address her research endeavors: (1) the educational experience of Black immigrant collegians; (2) the educational experiences of collegians who are both Black and undocu/DACAmented; (3) im/migration in higher education; and (4) anti-Blackness in higher education.
Dr. Hall is actively engaged in national and professional service. Currently, she serves as the Co-Chair for the Association for the Study of Higher Education's (ASHE) Presidential Commission on Undocumented Immigrants and an appointed representative of the ASHE Strategic Workgroup on Entities. She is also an active member of the American College Personnel Association and American Educational Research Association. Dr. Hall also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal for Student Affairs Research and Practice and the Journal for College Student Development and is an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education and Education Science.
- American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Foundation Research Grant, 2022-2023
- AERA-Division J 2019 Outstanding Publication Award for Handbook Chapter, "Reimagining Organizational Theory for the Critical Study of Higher Education."
- Educational Administration Research Grant ($3,750)
- Interdisciplinary Inquiry Teaching Fellowship ($5,000)