Fred L. Hall
Fred L. Hall served as the Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada from August 2007 through July 2011. During that time he was also appointed as a tenured Professor in the Civil Engineering Department. Prior to 2007, he had been the Dean of Graduate Studies at McMaster University in Ontario for eight years, and had earlier served six years as an Associate Dean of Graduate Studies there. For the whole of his 35 year career at McMaster he was appointed jointly between Geography and Civil Engineering, with a focus on urban transportation. From 1997 until his appointment as Dean in 1999, he was Director [head] of the School of Geography and Geology. He is author or co-author of roughly 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as numerous conference papers and several book chapters, primarily in the areas of freeway traffic flow theory, freeway operations and quality of service, and earlier on the impacts of transportation noise on residential communities. From 2005 on, he also conducted research on cross-national comparisons of aspects of doctoral education.
He served as President of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (2007), as well as two additional years on the CAGS Board as Vice-President and Past President. He has given presentations at several CAGS annual meetings, and has also presented several times at meetings of the US Council of Graduate Schools as well as at the Australian conference on Quality in Postgraduate Research.