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Leigh A. Hall

Literacy Research Center & Clinic | College of Education

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education


Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2005

M.Ed., Vanderbilt University, 1997

B.S., University of South Florida, 1996

Leigh A. Hall is a professor at the University of Wyoming where she holds the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education. She taught middle school language arts and social studies in Houston, Texas before returning to graduate school to earn a doctorate in literacy education. Prior to coming to UW, Dr. Hall was at the University of North Carolina for 12 years. Dr. Hall’s research centers on helping adolescents improve their academic reading and writing abilities. She examines how teachers can work with diverse learners to help them improve their literacy practices within the context of the classroom. Dr. Hall is particularly interested in the role technology can play in enhancing instruction to achieve these goals. Her research has received several awards including the Outstanding Dissertation award from the International Literacy Association, the Early Career Achievement Award, and the Edward B. Fry Book Award for Empowering Struggling Readers: Practices for the Middle Grades (both from the Literacy Research Association. She has published in such journals as Research in the Teaching of English, Journal of Literacy Research, Teachers College Record, and Harvard Educational Review.


Research Interests

  • Adolescent Literacy

  • Technology Integration in Literacy Instruction

  • Disciplinary Literacy

  • Online Professional Development

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education



  • Disciplinary Literacy

  • Adolescent Literacy

  • Theoretical Perspectives on Literacy Processes and Practices


Affiliations, Associations, Consultations

  • Literacy Research Association

  • International Reading Association

  • National Council of Teachers of English


Curriculum Vitae

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Literacy Research Center and Clinic

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Phone: (307) 766-3156


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