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Jerold L. Hale

Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jerold Hale - Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Office Address
2 Green Way
Charleston, SC 29424

Phone: 843.953.0760
E-mail: halejl@cofc.edu

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Jerold L. Hale began his appointment as dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences on July 1, 2013. He came to the College from the University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus, where he was dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and a professor of communication.

Hale is an internationally recognized scholar whose work focuses on persuasive communication processes and interpersonal communication. His persuasion research examines the impact of a variety ofpersuasive message strategies and the persuasive impact of group discussion. His interpersonal communication research examines perceptions of unexpected conversational behaviors and on repetitive disagreements in personal relationships. He is the author of more than 60 journal articles and book chapters. His work has been published in nearly every communication journal featuring social scientific research. He has also served as a member of the editorial boards of several communication and interdisciplinary journals.

Hale is an adroit instructor capable of teaching courses related to a number of communication functions and contexts. He is as comfortable and capable teaching a small seminar as he is in a larger lecture format. He has been recognized by several universities and professional groups for the quality of his teaching.

As an administrator, Hale is an enthusiastic and unapologetic proponent of the liberal arts and sciences and of liberal education. He recognizes and values the transferable skill sets learned in the liberal arts and sciences and the ability of liberal education to maximize creativity inand out of the workplace. He is looking forward to contributing to the College’s long-standing tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and in keeping the School of Humanities and Social Sciences as key participants in the College of Charleston’s academic initiatives.

Education

1984: Ph.D. in Communication, Michigan State University
1983: M.A. in Communication, Michigan State University
1977: B.A. in Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

Career Highlights

July 2013: Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Charleston 2010–2013: Dean, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, University of Michigan-Dearborn
2000–2009: Head, Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia 1997–2010: Professor of Speech Communication, University of Georgia 1991–1997: Associate Professor of Communication, University of Georgia 1991–1994: Quarterly Guest Instructor, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Ft. Bragg, N.C. (Psychological Operations Officers Course)
1989–1991: Associate Professor of Communication, Miami University 1984–1989: Assistant Professor of Communication, Miami University 1983–1984: Assistant Professor of Speech, University of Hawaii-Manoa 

Honors and Achievements

2011: Spotlight on Scholarship Program honoring and featuring
the scholarship of Jerold L. Hale, Southern States Communication Association, Little Rock, Ark.
2010: Michael Osborn Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching,
and Service, Southern States Communication Association
2010: Outstanding First Year Seminar Award, “Darius Goes West: The Roll of His Life: A Case Study in Interpersonal Communication, University of Georgia
2009: President, Southern States Communication Association
1998: Charles H. Woolbert Award for Seminal Research, awarded by the National Communication Association