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David Hall, Ph.D.


Department of Psychology
317 Cramer Hall
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland,OR 97207-0751
phone (503) 725-3968
fax (503) 725-3904
deh@pdx.edu

 

Biography

David earner his Ph.D in Systems Science: Psychology and M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Portland State University (PSU). He earned his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Oregon.  As a Systems Psychologist, David’s interests and background span broadly across levels of analysis within psychology and across disciplines, including perception, consciousness, communication, the use and misuse of psychometrics, organizational dynamics, change processes and social movements, culture, dialogue, bioregionalism and the interplay between human and ecological health.  Integrating these interests, he has largely invested his studies, advocacy, and professional work towards developing a deeper understanding of the concept of sustainability and practical strategies to embody such a concept.  This focus included his dissertation, which led to the creation of the community-based multi-media project, Native Perspectives on Sustainability: Voices from Salmon Nation (see www.nativeperspectives.net).  Outside the classroom, David is an organizational consultant and continues to be active in community-based efforts to cultivate holistic sustainability.  David is also an Adjunct Faculty member in PSU’s Systems Science Program.