Scott Hall

Scott Hall

Professor of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies

Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 631

About Scott Hall

Scott’s academic background is in the field of family studies. He teaches courses primarily related to marriage and family relationships and enjoys the opportunity to facilitate learning that can have both professional and personal application. The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) occupies some of his attention as he strives to be an effective teacher and to share the insight he gains through his SoTL efforts. Scott formed and directs a campus knowledge group (SoTL Collaboration Initiative) that is designed to foster cross-campus collaborations on SoTL projects.

Scott has published a series of studies related to connections among a young adults’ family and romantic experiences, their beliefs and attitudes related to marriage, and their intentions regarding marriage and family. He has developed and expanded multiple theoretical perspectives related to marital beliefs. He also studies the transition to marriage (including cohabitation) and early marital adjustment. Work-family interface issues are also of interest. Scott is also motivated to make connections between his scholarship and the local community, and is working to build collaborations among faculty and community partners to ultimately benefit struggling families and advance knowledge about effective family engagement.

Professional Experience

2003 – Present: Faculty at Ball State University
During his time at Ball State University, Scott has held various positions within his department, including chair, assistant/associate chair, and graduate program coordinator. Scott was promoted to the rank of professor in 2015.

2015 – Present: Editor, Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences


Ph.D., Child Development and Family Studies

Purdue University, 2003

M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998

B.S., Family Science

Brigham Young University (Provo), 1996

Sample Research and Publications

Hall, S. S., & Willoughby, B. J. (2019). Relative work and family role centralities: predicting changes in marriage and family beliefs. Marriage and Family Review, 55, 667-685.

Hall, S. S., & Willoughby, B. J. (2019). Marital paradigms. In J. J. Ponzetti, M. Blankenmeyer, S. M. Horan, H. Lyons, & A. Shigeto (Eds.), Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships (Vol. 2, pp. 549-551). New York, NY: Macmillan Reference USA.

Hall, S. S. (2018). Investigating institutional barriers and resources for the scholarship of teaching and learning. Family Science Review, 22, 2-13.

Harden, A. J., Hall, S. S., & Pucciarelli, D. L. (2018). US FCS professionals’ perceptions of the current and future direction of Family and Consumer Sciences as a discipline. International Journal of Home Economics, 11, 18-31.

Hall, S. S., & Willoughby, B. J. (2018). Opposite-sex siblings and marital beliefs among emerging adults. Journal of Adult Development, 25, 61-67.

Walls, J. K., & Hall, S. S. (2018). A focus group study of African American students’ experiences with classroom discussions about race at a predominantly White university. Teaching in Higher Education, 23, 47-62.

Hall, S. S., & Knox, D. (Online First January 2017; 2019). Perceived relationship power in emerging adults’ romantic relationships. Journal of Family Studies, 4, 385-396.

Hall, S. S., & Knox, D. & Shapiro, K. (2017). “I have,” “I would,” “I won’t”: Hooking up among sexually diverse groups of college students. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 4, 233-240.

Hall, S. S. & Walls, J. K. (2016). Exploring family-oriented markers of adulthood: Political and personal variations among groups of emerging adults. Emerging Adulthood, 4, 192-199.

Hall, S. S., & Willoughby, B. J. (2016). Relative work and family role centralities: Beliefs and behaviors related to the transition to adulthood. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 37, 75-88.

Pucciarelli, D. L., Hall, S. S., & Harden, A. J. (2016). A National Survey of Perceived Value of AAFCS Accreditation. Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 44, 375-393.

Hall, S. S. (2015). Working models of marriage: An application of attachment theory. Marriage and Family Review, 51, 713-729.

Willoughby, B. J., Hall, S. S., & Goff, S. (2015). Marriage matters but how much? Marital centrality among young adults. The Journal of Psychology, 149, 796-817.

Adams, R. A., & Hall, S. S. (2015). Family Film Festival: Academic and Social Interaction outside the Classroom with Retention Benefits. Family Science Review, 20, 66-79.

Willoughby, B. J., & Hall, S. S. (2015). Enthusiasts, delayers and the hesitants: Marital paradigms among emerging adults. Emerging Adulthood, 3, 123-135.

Willoughby, B. J., Hall, S. S., & Luczak, H. P. (2015). Marital paradigms: A conceptual framework for marital attitudes, values, and beliefs. Journal of Family Issues, 36, 188-211.

Hall, S. S., Kandiah, J., Saiki, D. E., Nam, J., Harden, A. J., & Park. S. (2014). Implications of smart wear technology for family caregiving relationships: Focus group perceptions. Social Work in Health Care, 53, 994-1014.

Hall, S. S., & Mitchell*, A. M. (2014). Students’ preferences and perceptions regarding instructor self-disclosure in the classroom. Family Science Review, 19, 56-75.

Hall, S. S., & Knox, D. (2013). A profile of double victims: Sexual coercion by a dating partner and a stranger. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22, 145-158.

Hall, S. S. (2012). Implicit theories of the marital institution. Marriage & Family Review, 48, 1-19.

Hall, S. S. (2011). Preparing daughters for the world of boys: Wisdoms for fathers. In R. E. Keim & A. L. Jacobson (Eds.), In Wisdom for Parents: From Parent Educators (pp. 170-172). ON, Canada: de Sitter Publications.

Hall, S. S., & Adams, R. A. (2011). Cognitive coping strategies of newlyweds adjusting to marriage. Marriage & Family Review, 47, 311-325.

Hall, S. S., & Adams, R. A. (2011). Newlyweds’ unexpected adjustments to marriage. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 39, 375-387.

Hall, S. S., & MacDermid, S. M., (2009). A typology of dual earner marriages based on work and family arrangements. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 30, 215-225.

Hall, S. S. (2009). Paternal Influences on daughters’ heterosexual relationship socialization: Attachment style and disposition toward marriage. Family Science Review, 14, 1-17.

Hall, S. S. (2006). Parental predictors of young adults’ belief systems of marriage. Current Research in Social Psychology, 12, 21-37.

Hall, S. S. (2006). Marital meaning: Exploring young adults’ belief systems about marriage. Journal of Family Issues, 37, 1437-1458.

Hall, S. S. (2005). Change in paternal involvement from 1977 to 1997: A cohort analysis. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 34, 127-139.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Family Relations 250 001 1000 - 1050 M W F AT, room 103
Marriage 475 001 1100 - 1150 M W F TC, room 722
Family Stressors and 484 001 1300 - 1350 M W F TC, room 412
Family Stressors and 484 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE