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Horace Hall

Horace R. Hall, PhD is Associate Professor in the departments of Teacher Education and Critical Ethnic Studies. He is also a member of the Society of Vincent de Paul Professors, an organization of faculty whose goal is to enhance the educ​ational mission of the University in ways consistent with its distinctive values around Vincentian personalism, social justice, and service.

Dr. Hall’s scholarship investigates four key areas: 1) racialized geography; 2) institutional exclusion; 3) youth voice and activism; and 4) policy transformation. In his efforts to bring theory to action, Dr. Hall is co-founder and co-director of the R.E.A.L (Respect, Excellence, Attitude and Leadership) Youth Program, Inc. Since 2000, R.E.A.L. has worked closely with youth and their families in challenging political and economic inequities prevalent within Black and Latinx Chicago communities.

In furthering his duties and responsibilities as a professor and community activist, Dr. Hall has published a number of volumes, such as Mentoring Young Men of Color: Meeting the Need of African American and Latino Males, Understanding Teenage Girls: Culture, Identity and Schooling, Uprooting Urban America: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Race, Class and Gentrification and his forthcoming book titled, Always on Lockdown: Police and Discipline Inside Public Schools.

  • PhD in Curriculum Instruction and Evaluation, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA, Roosevelt University
Courses Taught
Undergraduate Level Courses Taught
  • ISP 200 Multiculturalism in Education
  • SCU 207 Social and Historical Issues in Education
  • SCU 336 Adolescent and Adult Growth and Development
  • SCU 337 Human Development and Growth
  • SCU 339 Philosophy and Psychology of Youth and Middle Level Education
Masters Level Courses Taught
  • SCG 403 Human Development and Learning: Elementary
  • SCG 406 Human Development and Learning: Secondary
  • SCG 408 Education and Society
  • SCG 439 Philosophy and Psychology of Youth and Middle Level Education
  • SCG 451 Doing Critical Practitioner Research in Education
  • CS 591 Curriculum Theorizing
Doctoral Level Courses Taught
  • CS 704 History of Curriculum
  • CS 754 Curriculum Theorizing
  • CS 794 Special Topics-The Education of Students of Color
  • CS 794 Special Topics-The Curriculum of School Security

Research Interests
Racialized Geography; Institutional Exclusion; Youth Activism and Agency; Critical Emancipatory Educational Methods