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Michael Hall

SUM/WTR Faculty Teaching
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1401
Student Information:
Graduate Student
English (English Education)
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Michael Hall is an English Education graduate student, former 7th grade English/Social Studies teacher, and retired U.S Marine from Waialua, Hawai'i. He served as an Anti-Tank Missle Gunner and deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2010-2013. 

In 2013, Michael began his career in education as a substitute teacher. While earning his undergraduate degree, he was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society and Delta Upsilon International Fraternity. As a graduate student at the College of William and Mary, Michael was a member of the Student Veterans Society and served as the Vice President of the Student Virginia Education Association.  After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and Master of Arts in Education, Michael joined Teach for America and taught in 7th grade Special Education inclusion and resource  classrooms for three years.

In 2019, Michael earned his Master of Arts in English and matriculated into the English Education doctoral program at ASU. He is passionate about supporting his students, teacher candidates, and practicing English teachers across Arizona. His research area of interest is the portrayal of mental health in young adult literature. Michael is also a father to Rivers Grant (5) and Rainbow L'ilikoi (1). His work and accomplishments would not be possible without the loving support of his wife, Megan.

  • M.A. English, Arizona State University 2019
  • M.A.Ed Curriculum and Instruction, The College of William and Mary 2016
  • B.A. English, Regent University 2015

Hall, M. (2020). “Challenging religiocentrism with atheist and areligious characters in young adult literature.” The ALAN Review 48(1), 28-41.

Hall, M. (2020). “Bibliotherapy and OCD: The case of Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. New Horizons in English Studies 5(2020), 74-87.

Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 102First-Year Composition
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 102First-Year Composition
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition

Hall, M., & Durand, E. (September 19, 2020). The Representation of Characters of Color in Young Adult Literature that Portrays Mental Illness. Paper presented at the 2020 Arizona English Teacher Association annual conference, Gilbert, AZ.

Hall, M. (September 19, 2020). Teaching Trauma in Distance Learning Classrooms. Paper presented at the 2020 Arizona English Teacher Association annual conference, Gilbert, AZ.

Hall, M. (February 21, 2020). Young Adult Literature and Trauma: Recent and Upcoming Texts for Secondary ELA Teachers to Consider. Paper presented at the 2020 Southwest Humanities Symposium, Tempe, AZ.

Professional Associations: 
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN)
  • Children’s Literature Association (ChLA)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Arizona English Teachers Association (AETA)

National Service

  • Member, NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing Advisory Committee (2019-2022)
  • Corps Member, AmeriCorps/Teach for America (2018-2019 and 2016-2017)
  • Corporal, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, United States Marine Corps (2010-2013). ​