Faculty and Staff
Bill Hall
Retiree, Provost, Emeritus
Alfred University Contact Info
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Phone: 607.871.2137  
Bill Hall
A.A.: Sociology
Corning Community College, 1968

B.A.: Liberal Arts
SUNY Geneseo, 1970

M.A.: Sociology
Syracuse University, 1974

Ph.D.: Sociology
Syracuse University, 1984

A veteran faculty member and academic administrator, Dr. William Hall is provost and vice president for academic affairs. He previously served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences for seven years, dean of the College of Business for four years and as interim provost.

He was named vice president for academic affairs in July of 2010. Dr. Hall served as acting dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences for a year prior to accepting the full-time appointment in July 1998. He has been a member of the Alfred University faculty since 1980 as a professor of sociology and director of the Criminal Justice Program. From that base, he has been instrumental in developing and serving as director of the Rural Justice Institute, which has attracted more than $1.6 million in funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs, part of the federal Department of Justice.

As dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Science, Dr. Hall led the development and implementation of the First-Year Experience (FYE) Program. Under his leadership, the College has launched a new major in Global Studies; placed a new emphasis on undergraduate research; and is developing additional courses with a community service component.

Dr. Hall has published several papers in his specialties of criminology, deviance, delinquency, juvenile justice and police behavior, and received two Outstanding Teacher Awards from the University.

Dr. Hall has also been active in the Alfred community, serving as a village trustee for six years before becoming mayor in 1992, a position he held for five years. He has served as an Allegany County Legislator.

Administrative Experience
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 2010 - present Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Programs 2006 - 2009 Dean, College of Business 2006 - 2010 Interim Provost, Alfred University 2004 - 2006 Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 1997 - 2004 Executive Director, Rural Justice Institute 1996 - Present Chairperson, Division of Social Sciences 1994 - 1998