Tonya Hall

Tonya Hall

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Phone: (773) 995-3564


Office: HWH - 228


Ph.D. in Developmental and Child Psychology

University of Kansas - Lawrence, Kansas

MA in Human Development and Family Life (renamed Applied Behavioral Science)

University Kansas - Lawrence, Kansas

B.S. in Psychology

University of Illinois - Chicago, Illinois


My research interests have a key focus primarily in community, behavioral and child psychology. My research concentrations are expansive and principally includes but are not limited to community research and action, prevention, empowerment, establishing collaborations, social justice reform, lowering health disparities in relation to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in African Americans, and child and adult development across the lifespan. Currently, a primary research goal of my team and I is to establish a model reentry research program that will serve to support, empower, and prevent the incarceration of as well as lower the recidivism rates for African Americans adults (18 to 30 years of age) who are returning to communities in Chicago after incarceration in the State of Illinois.

Courses Taught

  • Adolescent Development Psychology for CPS Middle School Teachers
  • Behavioral Research Methods
  • Community Leadership and Service
  • Counseling Effective Study Program (ESP) for University Students (Mini-Course)
  • Educational Psychology
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology of Death and Dying
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Techniques in Psychological Assessments,
  • Theories of Group Counseling
  • Introduction to Community Psychology (proposed and approved)

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