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

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Elizabeth Hall's research interests include women and work, mothering, sexism, embodiment and meaning-making in suffering. 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.

Elizabeth Hall's appointment calendar is available.


  • Narramore Christian Foundation (Member, Board of Directors, 1999-present)
  • American Psychological Association (Member, 1994-present; Division 36 Program Chair, 2003; Division 36 Member at Large, 2003-2006; Division 36 Council Representative, 2008-2012; Division 36 President, 2013-2014)
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies (Member, 1998-present; Academic Representative, Board of Directors, 2003-2006)

Publications (Selected)

Book chapters

  • Hall, M. E. L. (in press). Gender differences and biblical interpretation: The view from the social sciences. In R. Pierce & C. Westfall (Eds.), Discovering Biblical Equality (3rd ed.) (pp. xx-xx). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity.
  • Canada, A. L., & Hall, M. E. L. (2018). Spiritually-based interventions for patients with cancer. In T. Plante (Ed.), Healing with Spiritual Practices: Proven Techniques for Disorders from Addictions and Anxiety to Cancer and Chronic Pain. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
  • Hill, P. C., & Hall, M. E. L. (2018). Uncovering the good in positive psychology: Toward a worldview conception that can help positive psychology flourish. In N. J. L. Brown, T. Lomas, & F. J. Eiroá-Orosa, The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology (pp. 245-262). London, UK: Routledge.
  • Langer, R., McMartin, J., & Hall, M. E. L. (2017). Theological perspectives on trauma: Human flourishing after the fall. In H. Gingrich & F. Gingrich (Eds.), Treating Trauma in Christian Counseling (pp. 39-54). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity.
  • Hall, M. E. L. (2016). Suffering as formation: The hard road to glory. In D. Chandler (Ed.), The Holy Spirit and Christian Formation: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 69-88). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Hall, M. E. L. (2014). Structuring the scholarly imagination: Strategies for Christian engagement with the disciplines. In T. M. Crisp, S. L. Porter, G. A. Ten Elshof (Eds.), Christian Scholarship in the 21st Century: Prospects and Perils (pp. 97-124). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Journal Publications

  • Hall, M. E. L., Shannonhouse, L., McMartin, J., & Silverman, E. (in press). Theodicy or not?: Spiritual struggles of Evangelical cancer survivors. Journal of Psychology and Theology, X(x), xx-xx.
  • Hall, M. E. L., Shannonhouse, L., Aten, J., McMartin, J., & Silverman, E. (in press). The varieties of redemptive experiences: A qualitative study of meaning-making in evangelical Christian cancer patients. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, X(x), xx-xx.
  • Claney, C., Hall, M. E. L., Anderson, T., & Canada, A. L. (in press). Sexual without sex: A qualitative study of single emerging adult evangelical women. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, X(x), xx-xx.
  • Robertson, L., Anderson, T. L., Hall, M. E. L., & Kim, C. (2019). Mothers and mental labor: A phenomenological focus group study of family-related thinking work. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 43(2), 184-200. doi: 10.1177/0361684619825581
  • Hall, M. E. L., Shannonhouse, L., Aten, J., McMartin, J., & Silverman, E. (2018). Religion-specific resources for meaning-making from suffering: Defining the territory. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture, 21(1), 77-92. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2018.1448770
  • Hill, P. C., Dunnington, K., & Hall, M. E. L. (2018). Glad intellectual dependence on God: A theistic account of intellectual humility. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 37, 195-204.

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