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Degrees

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

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Biography

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 28, 2011:  Maier, B., & Hall, M. E. L.  “The problem of evil and suffering for Christian counseling:  Applications for clinical practice (Society for Christian Psychology).  2011 AACC World Conference, Nashville, TN.

  • August 4-7, 2011:  Jacobson, H. L., Hall, M. E. L., & Anderson, T. L.  “Theology and the body: Dualism, sanctification, and bodily experiences.” Presented at the 2011 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

  • August 4-7, 2011:  Gomes, C., Anderson, T. L., & Hall, M. E. L.  “Examining the relationship between religiosity and women’s experiences of their bodies: A critical review of the literature.” Presented at the 2011 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D. C.

  • May 12, 2011:  Hall, M. E. L.  “What are bodies for?:  An integrative examination of embodiment.”  Presented at the The Center for Applied Christian Ethics Faculty Seminar, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

  • March 4, 2011:  Maltby, L. E., Hall, M. E. L., & Anderson, T. L.  “Sanctified sexism: Discrimination in religious organizations.”  36th Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • May 26, 2010:  “What are bodies for?: An integrative examination of embodiment.”  Keynote speaker, Seattle Pacific University School of Psychology, Family, and Community Research Conference, Seattle, WA

  • April 15-17, 2010: Hall, M. E. L., Langer, R., & McMartin, J.  “Human flourishing and suffering: Restoring the dialogue between positive psychology, theology, and philosophy.” 2010 National CAPS Convention, Kansas City, KS

  • April 15-17, 2010:  Laney, E., Hall, M. E. L., Carruthers, L., & Anderson, T.  “The influence of motherhood, career, and spirituality on women’s identity development.” 2010 National CAPS Convention, Kansas City, KS

  • 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.

Research Interests

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