Dr. Alfred Hall Chosen To Participate in Maxine Smith Fellows Program

June 9, 2016 - Dr. Alfred L. Hall II, assistant professor of science education at the University of Memphis, has been selected to participate in the 2016 Tennessee Board of Regents Maxine Smith Fellows Program. TBR is the governing body for 46 universities, community colleges and technology centers throughout the state.

The Maxine Smith Fellows program provides diverse employees of TBR schools the opportunity to participate in a working and learning environment that will enhance their career experience and development. It is intended to provide an introduction to administrative roles in system or upper-level administrative policy-making positions.

Each Fellow is assigned an administrative mentor at the TBR central office, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission or one of the TBR schools. The Fellow works with a mentor to develop a fellowship work plan.

Hall also serves as director of the West Tennessee STEM Hub and principal investigator of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) project. He is a recent recipient of the NSF CAREER Award to research the implementation of middle school STEM programs of study.

"It is a great honor to represent the University of Memphis in this distinguished program and to be a part of the legacy of the great Maxine Smith," said Hall. "I am truly excited about the opportunities this fellowship provides in helping me develop a greater understanding of higher education administration."

Gabrielle Maxey