Faculty Experts - Maurice L. Hall, Ph.D.

Maurice L. Hall, Ph.D.

Maurice L. Hall, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Department of Communication
Associate Professor

Area of Expertise:

  • Organizational Culture
  • Diversity Training
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Leadership


Communicating effectively within diverse organizations and across cultures is vital in our increasingly heterogeneous and globalized society. Dr. Hall is an expert in this area, having taught and consulted on issues ranging from diversity training and strategic diversity management, to conflict management, team building, cross-cultural communication and leadership training for national and international clients. He also has researched and written about the postcolonial culture of Jamaica.


  • Ph.D., Howard University
  • M.A., Howard University
  • Cert. Broadcasting, Westminster University (London)
  • B.A.(Honors), University of the West Indies (Jamaica)

Selected Publications

  • Hall,. M.L., Keane-Dawes, J. and Rodriguez, A., Embodying the Postcolonial Life, Buffalo, N.Y., Prometheus Books, 2004.
  • Hall, M.L., "Globalization," In R. Jackson (Ed.) Sage Encyclopedia of Identity, 2009.
  • Hall, M.L., "Re-Constituting Place and Space: Culture and Communication in the Construction of a Jamaican Transnational Identity," Howard Journal of Communications, 2009.
  • Hall, M.L., "Conceptualizing Leadership as Sense-Making: Talking the Walk," The Journal of the Wisconsin Communication Association, 27.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Howard University
  • Instructor, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

Selected Research

  • Villanova University Communication Department Strategic Grant, Field research in Kingston, Jamaica.
  • Fannie Mae Foundation Grant to develop and evaluate communication-based curricula and programs for minority residents in the Washington, D.C. area aimed at helping them become homebuyers.

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