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Marla I. Hall

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Cincinnati
United States of America


Dr. Hall is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. She teaches courses in Psychology and Organizational Leadership. Dr. Hall received her Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Behavior Analysis from West Virginia University where she conducted both basic and applied research in learning, motivation, and Performance Management. She also holds an M.A. degree in Psychology from West Virginia University and B.S. degrees in both Psychology and Biology from Montana State University. Dr. Hall has been at the University of Cincinnati for 23.5 years. Prior to becoming a faculty member of her current department, she was a faculty member in the College of Applied Science and then served as the founding (Interim) Director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards. In addition to teaching, Dr. Hall has been very involved in Faculty Governance at the University of Cincinnati. She has served as the Chair of the University Faculty, as a Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, as the Secretary of the University Faculty,as both an at-large and college senator, as a member of the Faculty Senate Cabinet, as chair of the Faculty Senate Governance Committee, as chair of the Faculty Senate Human Relations Committee, as Chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on Committees, as a member of the Ohio Faculty Council and as a member of numerous additional committees and councils including the President's cabinet, the Academic Coordinating Committee, two Presidential Search Committees, a Provostal search committee, the Just Community Steering committee, the Grievance committee, the Student Appeals committee and many others.

Research Interest

My primary research interest is the application of performance management strategies in businesses and organizations. I also maintain interest in applying behavioral technology to individual performance specifically with regard to sports performance and personal betterment. Two features of the Behaivor Modification course that I reach are the Self-Management Projec t(SMP) and the Application Project. Both of these projects require students to use behavioral strategies to modify behavior--their own in the SMP and another individual--human or animal--in the Application project. Students are taught research methodologies that are used in Applied Behavior Analysis and I work one-on-one with each individual on their projects.


  • Hall, M.I. (1996). Managing and motivating students' performance in the university classroom.. Great Lakes Region, Associated Schools of Construction 1996 Regional Conference, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

  • Hall, M.I. (1996). Motivation: Dispelling some management myths: An analytical critique. . 1996 Associated Schools of Construction Annual Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

  • Hall, M.I. (1995). Motivation: Dispelling some management myths: An analytical critique. . Great Lakes Region, Associated Schools of Construction 1995 Regional Conference, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY.

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