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Barbara Hall, PhD

Associate Professor and Director of Curriculum, School of Education

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Instructional Design and Curriculum Development
  • Online Learning and Distance Education
  • Asynchronous Discussions
  • Peer Dialogue


  • Ph.D., Capella University
  • M.S., Capella University
  • B.A., Oglethorpe University


  • How Cognitive Requirement of Prompt and Time in Course are Correlated with Intersubjectivity within Threaded Discussions

Selected Publications:

  • Intersubjectivity and discussion characteristics in online courses. Quarterly Review of Distance Education (2017).
  • Intersubjectivity in theoretical and practical online courses. Quarterly Review of Distance Education (2015).
  • An analysis of faculty promotion of critical thinking and peer interaction within threaded discussions. Online Learning (2015).
  • Designing collaborative activities to promote understanding and problem solving. International Journal of e-Collaboration (2014).
  • Cultivating substantive peer interaction in online human service courses. Journal of Human Services (2014).

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Higher education administrator, program chair, and professor
  • Online program quality consultant
  • Master trainer and facilitator
  • Editorial board member and peer reviewer
  • Executive director of human services nonprofit