Jeffrey A. Hall

Jeffrey A. Hall
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Jeffrey A. Hall (PhD University of Southern California) is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas. In 2023, he was the recipient of the University Scholarly Achievement Award for social sciences and professional programs at the University of Kansas. His book, Relating Through Technology (Cambridge University Press), was featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and CNN, and won a Top Book Award from the National Communication Association. He is the former Chair of the Human Communication and Technology Division of the National Communication Association, and the current Chair of the Interpersonal Communication Division at the International Communication Association. He has written on building friendships, navigating digital media, and forming meaningful connections for the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of over 80 articles and the recipient of several major research awards, including an early-career award from the National Communication Association. His forthcoming book with Dr. Andy Merolla, Moments to Connect, will be published by Yale University Press.