Maureen Hall, PhD


STEM Education & Teacher Development




Liberal Arts 398C


University of VirginiaPhD
University of VirginiaMA
University of Massachusetts AmherstBA


  • Literacies and Deep Reading
  • Contemplative Practice and Contemplative Pedagogy
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Place-Based Learning
  • Foundations of Education


Research Activities

  • Grant from Mind and Life Institute: The Impact of Mindfulness Meditation Training on Social Integration and Well-Being in First-Semester College Students. PI: Dr. Aminda O’Hare, Psychology Department. CO- PIs: Dr. Maureen P. Hall; Dr. Brian Ayotte, Psychology Department, Dr. Elizabeth Lehr, English Department. Agency: Mind and Life 1440 Award. Period: September 2016- May 2017. Requested: $15,000.00. Status: Funded. Submitted, February 8, 2016. Awarded: May 5, 2016.


Research Interests

  • Contemplative Practice and Pedagogies
  • Deep Reading and Lectio Divina
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Place-Based Learning
  • Mindfulness in Education

Select publications

Dalton, J.E., Hall. M.P., & Hoyser, C.E. (2019).The whole person: Embodying teaching and learning through lectio and visio divina. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education Division.

Oliver, K., Hall, M.P., Dalton, J., Jones, L., Watson, V., Santavicca, N., & Hoyser, C. (2019).Drawing out the soul: contemporary arts integration. International Journal of Education through Art (IJETA).

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