Jeffrey Hall, EdD
College of Education
Full-time Ashford University faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Hall was born in New Jersey but spent most of his life in Tampa, FL. The first person in his family to graduate from college, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Education and spent the next 10 years in academic advising and teaching undergraduate courses at the University of South Florida, where he earned a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership. In 2011, he moved to San Diego to begin instructing at Ashford, and he says the experience has been phenomenal. “Success in education has as much to do with attitude and motivation as it does with intelligence. Helping students at Ashford believe in themselves and gain confidence as a learner is the most satisfying part of my job.” Because much of his teaching experience is centered on the concept of metacognition, Dr. Hall enjoys helping students achieve success through a thorough understanding of their thought processes, using reflective practice and critical thinking questions to help students find their own truth. He advises students to remember that education is more than checking off courses, but a time to learn, grow, challenge our beliefs, and clarify our thinking.