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Elizabeth Lewis Hall

Professor of Psychology
  • Ph.D., Rosemead School of Psychology
  • M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology
  • B.A., Biola University

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Dr. Hall's research interests include women and work, mothering, missions and mental health, and embodiment. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on these topics. In all of these areas, she strives to bring together psychological research, and theological insights. She teaches integration courses in the undergraduate program, and co-leads a graduate research team on women's issues. Dr. Hall also maintains a small clinical practice through the Biola Counseling Center.

Dr. Hall's appointment calendar is available.

Affiliations

  • Narramore Christian Foundation (Member, Board of Directors, 1999-present)
  • American Psychological Association (Member, 1994-present)
  • American Psychological Association, Division 36 (Member-at-large, 2003-2006)
  • American Psychological Association, Division 36 (Program Chair, 2003)
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies (Member, 1998-present)
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies (Academic representative, Board of Directors, 2003-2006)
  • American Psychological Association, Division 36 (Council Representative, 2008-2012)

Publications

Book Chapters

  • Hall, M. E. L. (2012). “Finding a home in academia: Gender equity at CCCU institutions.” In T. Chesnes & S. Joeckel (Eds.), The Christian college phenomenon: Inside America's fastest-growing institutions of higher learning(pp. 235-252). Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press.
  • Hall, M. E. L. (2010). “Confessions of a tortoise: Slow steps on the integration journey.” In G. L. Moriarty (Ed.), Integrating faith and psychology: Twelve psychologists tell their stories (pp. 111-132). Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press.
  • Worthington, E. L. Jr., Sandage, S. J., Davis, D. E., Hook, J. N., Miller, A. J., Hall, M. E. L., & Hall, T. W. (2009). “Training therapists to address spiritual concerns in clinical practice and research.” In Aten, J., & Leach, M. (Eds.), Spirituality and the therapeutic process: A guide for therapists. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Hall, M.E.L., & Hall, T.W. (2007). “Integration in the therapy room: An overview of the literature.” In D. H. Stevenson, B. E. Eck, & P. C. Hill (Eds.), Psychology and Christianity Integration: Seminal Works that Shaped the Movement. Batavia, IL: Christian Association for Psychological Studies.
  • Hall, M.E.L., & Duvall, N.S. (2003). “Married women in missions: The effects of role expectations on well-being and self-esteem.” In J. R. Powell & J. M. Bowers (Eds.), Enhancing missionary vitality: Mental health professions serving global mission (pp. 147-152). Palmer Lake, CO: Mission Training International.
  • Hall, M.E.L., & Schram, J.L. (2002). “Mental health professionals in missions: An overview.” In J. R. Powell & J. M. Bowers (Eds.), Enhancing missionary vitality: Mental health professions serving global mission (pp. 15-22). Palmer Lake, CO: Mission Training International.
  • Hall, M.E.L., & Sweatman, S.M. (2002). “The use and misuse of psychological assessment in missionary candidate evaluations.” In J. R. Powell & J. M. Bowers (Eds.), Enhancing missionary vitality: Mental health professions serving global mission (pp. 445-452). Palmer Lake, CO: Mission Training International.
  • Hall, M.E.L. (1999). “The Religious Experience Inventory.” In Hill, P.C., Butman, R.E., & Hood, R.W. (Eds.), Measures of religious behavior (pp. 218-220). Birmingham, AL: Religious Education Press.
  • Hall, M.E.L., & Brokaw, B.F. (1999). “The Missionary Kids' Value Scales.” In Hill, P.C., Butman, R.E., & Hood, R.W. (Eds.), Measures of religious behavior (pp. 244-252). Birmingham, AL: Religious Education Press.

Journal Publications

  • Eliason, K. D., Hall, M. E. L., & Anderson, T. L. (2011). “Because God said so: Religious facets of sexual and gender harassment in Christian academia.” Journal of Psychology and Theology, 39(4), 345-355.
  • Kim, C. L., Hall, M. E. L., Anderson, T. L., & Willingham, M. M. (2011). “Coping with discrimination in academia: Asian-American and Christian perspectives.” Asian American Journal of Psychology, 2(4), 291-305.
  • Cousineau, A. E., Hall, M. E. L., Rosik, C. H., & Hall, T. W. (2010). “Predictors of missionary job success: A review of the literature and research proposal.” Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 29(4), 354-363.
  • Reiner, S. R., Anderson, T. L., Hall, M. E. L., & Hall, T. W. (2010). “Adult attachment, God attachment and gender in relation to perceived stress.” Journal of Psychology and Theology, 38(3), 175-185.
  • Hall, M. E. L., Langer, R., & McMartin, J. (2010). “The role of suffering in human flourishing: Contributions from positive psychology, theology, and philosophy.” Journal of Psychology and Theology, 38(2), 111-121.
  • Maltby, L. E., Hall, M. E. L., Anderson, T. L., & Edwards, K. (2010). Religion and sexism: The moderating role of participant gender. Sex Roles, 62, 615-622. doi: 10.1007/s11199-010-9754-x
  • Hall, M.E.L., Christerson, B., & Cunningham, S. (2010). “Sanctified sexism: Religious beliefs and the gender harassment of academic women.” Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34(2), 181-185
  • Kim, C. L, Anderson, T. L., Hall, M. E. L., & Willingham, M. M. (2010). “Asian and female in the white God's world: A qualitative exploration of discrimination in Christian academia.” Mental Health, Religion, and Culture, 13(5), 453-465.
  • Hall, M. E. L. (2010). “What are bodies for?: An integrative examination of embodiment.” Christian Scholar’s Review, 39(2), 159-176. Received the Charles J. Miller Christian Scholar Review’s Best Essay Award for Volume 39
  • Bikos, L. H., & Hall, M. E. L. (Eds.). (2009). “Special Issue: Psychological Functioning of International Missionaries.” Mental Health, Religion, and Culture, 12(7).

Presentations

  • August 21, 2008: Hall, M.E.L., Cunningham, S., & Christerson, B. “Final Report of the Gender Climate Study.” Presented at the Fall Faculty Conference, Biola University, Palm Springs, CA.
  • August 16, 2008: Maltby, L. E., Hall, M. E. L, , & Anderson, T. L. “Using religious and personality variables to predict ambivalent sexism.” Presented at the 2008 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • August 17, 2008: Reiner, S. R., Anderson, T. L., Hall, M. E. L., & Hall, T. W. “Adult and God attachment and gender as predictors of perceived stress.” Presented at the 2008 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • April 30, May 14, 2008: Hall, M. E. L., Christersen, B., & Cunningham, S. “Final report of the Gender Climate Study.” Presented at Biola University Chairs Meeting, followed by a panel discussion. La Mirada, CA.
  • April 9-11, 2008: Hall, M. E. L., Anderson, T. L., & Willingham, M. M. “Diapers, dissertations, and other holy things: The experiences of mothers working in Christian colleges and universities.” Presented at the CCCU Conversations Toward Wholeness: Creating and Sustaining Climates in Which Women & Men Can Flourish in Christian Higher Education conference, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA.
  • April 9-11, 2008 Thorstad, R. R., Anderson, T.L., Hall, M.E.L., Willingham, M.M., & Carruthers, L. “Breaking the mold: Mothers in Christian academia and their experiences of spousal support.” Presented at the CCCU Conversations Toward Wholeness: Creating and Sustaining Climates in Which Women & Men Can Flourish in Christian Higher Education conference, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA.
  • April 9-11, 2008: Oates, K. L. M., Hall, M. E. L., Anderson, T. L., & Willingham, M. M. “The pursuit of multiple callings: Implications of balancing career and motherhood for Christian women in academia and their affiliated institutions.” Presented at the CCCU Conversations Toward Wholeness: Creating and Sustaining Climates in Which Women & Men Can Flourish in Christian Higher Education conference, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA.
  • April 9-11, 2008: Cunningham, S., Hall, M. E. L., & Christerson, B. “Queen bees, glass ceilings and token quotas: Do female faculty need honey, hammers, and handouts to make their way in academia?” Presented at the CCCU Conversations Toward Wholeness: Creating and Sustaining Climates in Which Women & Men Can Flourish in Christian Higher Education conference, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA.
  • April 3-6, 2008: Hall, M. E. L. “What are bodies for?: Exploring the implications of embodiment.” Plenary session, 2008 National CAPS convention, Phoenix, AZ.
  • November 29, 2007: “Minding the body: An integrative examination of embodiment.” The Twenty-Sixth Annual Scandrette Lecture: A lecture series on the Integration of Psychology and Christianity, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.
  • November 8-11, 2007: Bowlby, C., Anderson, T., & Hall, M. E. L. “Lessons learned from both sides of the therapy couch: A qualitative exploration of the clinical lives of recovered professionals in the field of eating disorders.” Presented at the 17th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • November 3, 2007: Christerson, B., Hall, M. E. L., & Cunningham, S., “Gender climate among faculty at an evangelical college” Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Tampa, FL.
  • August 17, 2007: Hall, M. E. L., Christerson, B., & Cunnigham, S. “Biola University gender climate study update.” Presented at the Faculty Retreat, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.
  • March, 2007. Oates, K., Hall, M.E.L., & Anderson, T., “Pursuing multiple callings: The implications of balancing career and motherhood for women and the church.” 2007 National CAPS Convention, King of Prussia, PA.
  • June 15-16, 2006: Oates, K., Hall, M.E.L., Anderson, T., Calling and conflict: “A qualitative study of working Christian mothers.” Presented at the annual conference of the Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, Wenham, MA.
  • March 31-April 2, 2006: Oates, K., Hall, M.E.L., Anderson, T.,“Calling and conflict: A qualitative study of working Christian mothers.” Presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology, Eagle Crest, MI.
  • March 9-12, 2006: Hall, M.E.L. (moderator), Van Leeuwen, M.S., Malony, N.N., Gorsuch, R., & Narramore, B., “Distinguished scholars panel discussion.” 2006 National CAPS Convention, Cincinnatti, OH.
  • February 15, 2006: Hall, M.E.L. “Women in higher education: Creating a Healthy Climate for Female Students and Faculty.” Presented at the Student Affairs Division Training Session, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.
  • November 18, 2005: Hall, M.E.L., & Thoennes, E. ““At home in our bodies: The implications of the incarnation for embodiment and counseling psychology.” Presented at The Evangelical Theological Society 57th Annual Meeting, Valley Forge, PA.
  • April 20, 2005: “Dealing with religious and spiritual issues in psychotherapy.” One and a half hour presentation to the APA-accredited internship at The Help Group, Sherman Oaks, CA.
  • April 7-10, 2005: Oates, C., Hall, M.E.L., Anderson, T., “Calling and conflict: A qualitative study of working Christian mothers.” Presented at the 2005 National CAPS Convention, Dallas, TX.
  • April 7-10, 2005: Hall, M.E.L., & Hill, P. C. “One approach to thinking Christianly in the classroom.” Paper presented at the workshop, Teaching integration and integrating in our teaching. Presenters: A. Dueck, M. McMinn, D. Stevenson, R. Buford, D. Entwistle, B. Eck, G. Moon, R. Beck, M. E. L. Hall, P. Hill. 2005 National CAPS Convention, Dallas, TX.
  • March 2, 16, 2005: Hall, M.E.L., & Anderson, T. L. “Women in higher education: Creating a healthy climate for female students and faculty.” 2-hour presentation to the undergraduate chairs at Biola University.
  • July-August, 2004. Oates, K., Hall, M.E.L., & Anderson, T.L. “Calling and conflict: A qualitative exploration of interrole conflict and the sanctification of work in Christian mothers. ”Presented at the 2004 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
  • July-August, 2004. Lee-Kim, C., Anderson, T.L., Hall, M.E.L., & Willingham, M. “A qualitative exploration of discrimination and coping experiences among Asian women in Christian academia.” Presented at the 2004 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
  • April 23, 2004. Hall, M.E.L., & Thoennes, E. “At home in our bodies: Implications of the incarnation for embodiment. ”Presented at the Evangelical Theological Society Regional Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • March 25-27, 2004. Hall, M.E.L. “Integration in the classroom: Teaching students to think Christianly. ” Presented at the Christian Council of Scholarly Societies conference, Waco, TX.
  • August, 2003: M. Phanco, T.L. Anderson, M.E.L. Hall, & M.M. Willingham. “Mothers in Christian academia: Exploring internal role conflict and faith.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the American psychological Association, Toronto, Canada
  • June 20, 2003: M.E.L. Hall, & E. Thoennes, “At home in our bodies: Implications of the incarnation for embodiment.” Paper presented at the 2003 national convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Anaheim, CA
  • June 20, 2003: C. Lee, T.L. Anderson, M.E.L. Hall, & M.M. Willingham, “A qualitative exploration of discrimination and coping experiences among Asian women in Christian academia.” Paper presented at the national convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Anaheim, CA
  • June 20, 2003: E. Deweese, M.E.L. Hall, T.L. Anderson, & M.M. Willingham, “A qualitative study of Christian women in academia who are mothers and their experience of mentoring relationships.” Presented at the 2003 National CAPS Convention, Anaheim, CA.
  • June 20, 2003: M.E.L. Hall & T. L. Anderson, “The road ahead: Removing obstacles to the assimilation of women into Christian academia.” Paper presented at the national convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Anaaheim, CA
  • March 24, 2003: M.E.L. Hall, T.L. Anderson, & M. M. Willingham, “Diapers, dissertations, and other holy things: The experiences of mothers working in Christian academia.” Presented at the Provost’s Research Luncheon, Biola University.
  • November 18, 2002: M.E.L. Hall & E. Thoennes, “At home in our bodies: Implications of the incarnation for embodiment.” Presented at the President’s Faculty Luncheon, Biola University,
  • April, 2002: C. N. Kimball, T. S. Watson, S. S. Canning, J. Laidig, M.E. L. Hall, & T. Anderson, “Responsible development of women in Christian academia: Listening to seasons of life.” Paper presented at the national convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Arlington Heights, IL
  • March, 2002: M.E.L. Hall, T.L. Anderson, & M. M. Willingham, “What are ways of making an institution family-friendly?” Presented at the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities Current Topics Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • August, 2001: M.E.L. Hall, T.L. Anderson, & M. M. Willingham, “Institutional support of Christian mothers in academia.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA
  • August, 2001: R. Thorstad, T.L. Anderson, M.E.L. Hall, & M.M. Willingham, “Mothers in Christian academia and their experiences of spousal support.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA
  • August, 2001: L. Carruthers, M.E.L. Hall, T.L. Anderson, & M.M. Willingham, “Identity formation of Christian mothers working in academia.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA
  • March, 2000: M.E.L. Hall, K.J. Edwards, & T.W. Hall, “The role of spiritual development in the psychological and cross-cultural functioning of missionaries.” Paper presented at the national convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Tulsa, OK
  • March, 2000: K.J. Edwards, M.E.L. Hall, & T.W. Hall, “Illusory spiritual health: A possible confound in the assessment of spiritual functioning.” Presented at the 2000 National CAPS Convention, Tulsa, OK.
  • April, 1999: M.E.L. Hall, N.S. Duvall, K.J. Edwards, & P. Pike, “The relationship of object relations development to cultural adjustment in a missionary sample.” Presented at the 1999 National CAPS Convention, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • May, 1998: M.E.L. Hall, & T.W. Hall, “Integration in the therapy room: Practicing ethically and intentionally.” Presented at the 1998 CAPS West Convention, La Mirada, CA.
  • June, 1997: M.E.L. Hall, “Theodicy and therapy: Theological contributions to the problem of suffering.” Presented at the 1997 National CAPS Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • August, 1996: M.E.L. Hall, N.S. Duvall, K.J. Edwards, & P. Pike, “The relationship of object relations development to cultural adjustment.” Presented at the XIIIth Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Montreal, Canada.
  • June, 1995: M.E.L. Hall & B.A. Barber, “The therapist in a missions context: Avoiding dual role conflicts.” Presented at the 1995 CAPS Western Regional Annual Convention, Fresno, CA.
  • June, 1995: M.E.L. Hall, & N.S. Duvall, “Women in missions: The Effects of self, cross-cultural, and mission sex-role expectations on stress and satisfaction.” Presented at the 1995 CAPS Western Regional Annual Convention, Fresno, CA.
  • November, 1994: M.E.L. Hall, & N.S. Duvall, “Exploring married women's roles in a missions context: Research findings and applications.” Presented at the 1994 Missions and Mental Health Conference, IN.
  • August, 1994: M.E.L. Hall, & N.S. Duvall, “Women working cross-culturally: The effects of self, cross-cultural, and organizational sex-role expectations on stress and life satisfaction.” Presented at the 1994 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

Research Interests

  • The integration of psychology and theology
  • Missions and mental health,
  • Women and work, motherhood