Dr. Jarvis A. Hall is Associate Professor of Political Science at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. Also, he is Director of the Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change at North Carolina Central. Prior to becoming director of the Institute, Dr Hall chaired the Department of Political Science from 1998 to 2005. In addition, he served as Director of the Academic Community Service Learning Program for two years at NCCU.
Dr. Hall attended North Carolina A and T State University as an undergraduate and received his Masters of Public Policy Degree from the University of Michigan. Later, Dr. Hall earned his doctorate in political science from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He works with several political and policy organizations on progressive policy issues. Of special note, he serves as the Chair of the Political Action Committee of the North Carolina NAACP. Also, he serves on the boards of the North Carolina Center for Voter Education, the North Carolina American Civil Liberties Union, and the Carolina Justice Policy Center.
Dr Hall has taught at North Carolina A and T State University, St Lawrence University and Washington and Lee University. He has been at North Carolina Central University since 1995. His teaching and research interests include: African American Politics, Social Movements, Grassroots Politics, Civil Rights, Public Policy, and Electoral Behavior.
He is married to Rosalind Fuse-Hall and they have a daughter Ifetoya (Toya), which means Love Brings Happiness.