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Allison Hall

Visiting Research Specialist


Learning Sciences Research Institute


Building & Room:

1570-F SSB


1240 W. Harrison St.

Office Phone:

(312) 413-2383


Allison H. Hall (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018) is a Visiting Research Specialist at the Learning Sciences Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on designing instruction to support disciplinary practices in literary reading. Her current work investigates how teachers learn to facilitate productive disciplinary discourse in classrooms. Her work also involves exploring ways technology may be used to support literary reading. Previously, Allison was a research assistant on Project READI during which she worked with teachers to iteratively co-design instructional units for high school ELA classrooms. In addition to her research, she currently serves as the membership manager and proceedings copy editor for the International Society of the Learning Sciences. She has also co-taught graduate courses in Learning Sciences. Prior to her involvement in Learning Sciences, she taught English to speakers of other languages in various contexts.


M.A., Eastern Michigan University, Teaching English to Speaks of Other Languages
M.A., University of Michigan, Russian and East European Studies
B.A., Northwestern University, Slavic Languages and Literature