Co-Director of CSL
Dr. Runell Hall is a Clinical Instructor at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work and an author. As the Internal Director of the Center for Spiritual Life, Dr. Runell Hall manages the Center’s relationships with students, faculty, chaplains, and staff. She earned her doctorate in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has edited three award-winning books, The Hip-Hop Education Guidebook: Volume 1 (2007) with Martha Diaz, Conscious Women Rock the Page: Using Hip-Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change (2008), and Love, Race & Liberation: ‘Til the White Day is Done (2010) with Jennifer “JLove” Calderon. Additionally, she has written for Scholastic Books, the New York Times Learning Network, VIBE, and various academic journals, including Equity and Excellence in Education. She was the Interim Director of the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs and the NYU Center for Spiritual Life until May 2012. Prior to working at NYU, Dr. Runell Hall was an Education Fellow at the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. She was honored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) with the K. Patricia Cross Future Scholar’s Award in 2009.