Michelle Hall

Michelle Hall
Michelle Hall
Director of Program Assessment and Improvement ,
Chapman University

Michelle Hall is director of program assessment and improvement at Chapman University's Attallah College of Educational Studies, where she oversees management of Attallah College's program improvement system. Her research grows out of her past work in workforce investment policy and as a public school and university educator, and examines the ways in which power and politics affect and are affected by education reform policies. Her most recent research focuses on the role of local democratic engagement in statewide finance and accountability reforms in California. Dr. Hall has been a researcher with Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) since 2012, and in that capacity served as a member of a statewide research team documenting the impact and early implementation the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) in California. In 2018, she received a California Education Policy Fellowship Program fellowship, sponsored by the Institute for Educational Leadership. She received a Ph.D. in the politics of education from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.


Publications by Michelle Hall
Practices and Supports Employed in CORE Districts and Schools
Social-emotional learning refers to the beliefs, attitudes, personality traits, and behaviors that students need to succeed in school and life. Our study looks closely at ten “outlier schools” in California’s CORE districts whose students report…
California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) was signed into law in 2013, and represents the most significant change in California education finance and governance in 40 years. It moves additional funds to districts with students in poverty,…
A Multidistrict Analysis of Statewide Mandated Democratic Engagement
This article seeks to deepen our understanding of the nature and quality of democratic participation in educational reform by examining the first-year implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) mandating civic engagement in…
The Local Control Funding Formula in Year 3
This report seeks to help policymakers and others better understand ways in which LCFF implementation is changing fundamental aspects of resource allocation and governance in California’s K-12 education system. The LCFF provides all districts with…