University of Redlands

Ken and Lynn Hall Network for Innovation in Public Policy

The Hall Network seeks to contribute to public policy through scholarship, outreach, education and advocacy.  The Network brings together faculty, students, alumni and policy makers working across a diverse set of policy domains. 

Vision:  To enhances existing and build new capacity to explore contemporary issues related to public policy at the University of Redlands. Specifically, the network supports scholarly output, external funding, campus intellectual life, student engagement, and University involvement in issues of policy.

Mission:  Provide leadership, resources, and connections among existing policy activities of the University for the purpose of building a community that enhances scholarship, creates structure and support for external funding, brings visiting experts to the University, and engages students across the schools in contemporary public issues. The activities of the Hall Network should bring together resources of the University to influence local, regional, state, and national discussion of policy.

Our Work: The faculty, staff and alumni engaged in the Hall Network engage in multiple domains of policy work. 

  • Original Scholarship:  We conduct policy studies and support faculty scholarship related to public policy. 
  • Curriculum Development: We support course and new curriculum development related to students learning about    public policy. 
  • Student Development and Learning: We support student development and learning through competitive internship programs offered during the academic year and focusing on summer. 
  • Education and Outreach: We offer opportunities for discussion, dialogue and learning about public policy.  These include brown bag lunches and an annual symposium on public policy. 
  • Evaluation Services: We work with not for profit, health, education and governmentl organization to conduct program evaluations to aid organizations in improving their programs and activities. 


Hall Network Leadership

Meet the Director

Dr. Wall is the founding Director of the Hall Network.  In July of 2020 Wall ended his tenure as Dean of the School of Education at the University of Redlands, and is focusing on developing the Hall Network for Public Policy and Innovation.  His particular focus is on education policy and conducting evaluation with an aim toward program improvement. 

Wall joined Redlands in July 2014 from the University of Rochester in New York, where he was associate professor and department chair of educational leadership at the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development. While at Rochester, Wall also served as the higher education program director and most recently as interim co-director of the Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform. Andrew F. Wall served as the Robert A. & Mildred Peronia Naslund Endowed Dean of the School of Education at the University of Redlands from July 2014 to June 2020. Dr. Wall is currently a Professor in the School of Education.