Paula Quick Hall joined the NCCU faculty first in 1992 as an Assistant Professor in Public Administration. After two years she left NCCU, worked in other positions in Washington, DC and in North Carolina, and founded the nonprofit African American Education & Research Organization. She returned to NCCU in 2007, teaching adjunct in the Executive Master of Public Administration degree program, and eventually in the Department of Political Science.
Paula Quick Hall earned the Bachelor of Science degree in psychology at Howard University, the Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Southern California, and the Ph.D. in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in public administration and public policy.
Dr. Hall has done social science research, program administration, program evaluation, consulting, and/or advocacy at The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, the National Science Foundation, Research and Evaluation Associates, Inc., and EQUITY 2000 (an educational reform project of the College Board). Dr. Hall has been on faculty at three historically Black Colleges and Universities--North Carolina Central University (NCCU), North Carolina A & T State University and Bennett College, where she was Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department.
Presently, Dr. Hall is a member of the NCCU Political Science faculty, where she teaches undergraduate courses including the course introducing students to social science research, research methods and the online American Government class. Her research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning, the relationship of social and cultural capital to the status and opportunities of African Americans, and determinants of political attitudes and behaviors of African Americans. Public policy and political psychology are the areas of her primary interest in political science.
Paula Quick Hall is founder of the African American Education & Research Organization (AAERO), a nonprofit whose mission is to conduct, compile and disseminate research that improves access of African Americans to education and information about teaching and learning.