Richard H. Hall

Richard H. Hall, 1956

B.A., Denison University
M.A., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Citation awarded May, 1992

Following his graduation from Denison, Richard “Dick” Hall received his masters and doctorate at the Ohio State University and taught at the Universities of Indiana and Minnesota.

Dick was named distinguished service professor at the State University of New York at Albany where he has taught since 1977 in the department of sociology. His work deals with the areas of sociology of organizations and the sociology of work, nature of the professions, linkages between organizations and their environments and the dimensions of work. His current research concerns top state executive leadership and the nature of small business organizations.

Author of ten books and dozens of articles, Dick was honored with the University Award for Excellence in Academic Service in 1988 and was the faculty exchange scholar for the University in 1983. In addition, he has been associate editor of such distinguished journals as the American Journal of Sociology, Administrative Science Quarterly, Sociology Quarterly. and the Social Science Quarterly.

Dick’s teaching record is equally distinguished. Over the years, he has regularly taught courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and has consistently received excellent student evaluations. He challenges his students academically, looks after their professional development, and takes a genuine interest in them, making him “one of the best-liked professors in the graduate school.”