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Meet the Faculty

Photo of Charles F. Hall

Charles F. Hall

Dean, International Programs
Associate Professor of Sociology

Division: Social Science Division
Office: Tyler Campus Center (TCC) 137
Phone: (310) 506-4532
E-mail: cfhall@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Purdue University, 1993
  • M.S., Sociology, Purdue University, 1991
  • M.R.E., Religious Education, Golden Gate Theological Seminary, 1983
  • B.A. Religion, Mercer University, 1979


  • Death and Dying
  • Religion and Society
  • Family
  • Social Statistics
  • Introduction to Sociology

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Professor of the Year (2003), voted by student body at California Lutheran University
  • President's Excellence in Teaching Award (2001), voted by faculty at California Lutheran University
  • Professor of the Year (2000), voted by student body at California Lutheran University
  • Recipient of 1996 Salvatori Fellowship for Academic Leadership, sponsored by the Heritage Foundation
  • Grant for the Study of Christian Social Activism (1995) by the Calvin College Scholarship Committee
  • Doctoral Scholar for the Study of Current Issues in American Public Policy (1993) sponsored by the Pew Foundation

Academic Interests:

  • Experiential Education
  • International Education
  • Religious Faith and Higher Education
  • Search for Meaning and Purpose in Higher Education

Selected Works:

  • "The Christian Left: Who Are They and How Are They Different From the Christian Right?" In Review of Religious Research (September, 1997)
  • "Entering the Labor Force: Ideals and Realities Among Evangelical Women" In Work, Family, and Religion in Contemporary Society, edited by Nancy Ammerman and Wade Clark Roof (Routledge, 1995) pp. 135-154.
  • "Social Policy and Homosexuality" Monograph on Faith and Public Policy, Vol 1, No.5, (supported by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts, 1995)
  • "Vanishing Boundaries: The Religion of Mainline Protestant Baby Boomers" by Dean Hoge, Benton Johnson, and Donald Luidens. Book Review in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, (March 1995)
  • "Employment Division v. Smith" In The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Social Issues, edited by John Roth (Salem Press, 1996).