Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Rick Hall

Meet Dr. Rick Hall

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management (Iowa State University)
  • M.S., Human Nutrition (Arizona State University)
  • Global Leadership & Management Certificate (Thunderbird School of Global Management)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Rick Hall serves as lead faculty and director of the leadership and management programs for the School of Business and Technology in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University. He served formally at Arizona State University as a clinical professor, director, and assistant dean of entrepreneurship and innovation — and as a faculty lead for a Masters of Global Management degree with Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Dr. Hall is a serial entrepreneur as a former multi-unit restaurant owner, website developer, and current co-owner of a nutrition supplement company. He served in public administration as a director for the Arizona Department of Education and two public school districts. He has worked for years to teach and mentor other entrepreneurs as founder for a student entrepreneurship center and as managing partner for the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University MedTech Accelerator. He was the lead faculty director for an entrepreneurship training program serving 100 mobile food businesses owned by women and people from low-income communities. He served on the governing board of Hustle USA, a Christian non-profit business incubator and for Belay Global, a Christian non-government organization supporting women-owned businesses in Rwanda. He continues to serve on a board with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

Dr. Hall holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University, a master’s of science degree from Arizona State University, and a graduate certificate from Thunderbird School of Global Management. His research topics include food insecurity, entrepreneurship, communications, and technology. He currently serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Innovation Science.

  • Rafferty AJ, Hall R, Johnston CS A Novel Mobile App (Heali) for Disease Treatment in Participants With Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial J Med Internet Res 2021;23(2):e24134
  • Lacagnina G, Hughner R, Barroso C, Hall R, Wharton C. Supply Chain Barriers to Healthy, Affordable Produce in Phoenix-Area Food Deserts. Journal of Food Distribution Research. 2017;48(3).
  • Hall R. Impediments of implementing computer-based training for employees: perceptions of restaurant owners in a quick service restaurant (QSR) chain using a mixed methods approach. Iowa State University. 2016
  • Hall R. Including dietary supplements in nutrition assessment. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005;105:1756-1757.
  • Hall R, Hampl JS. RFID: Radio Frequency Identification: Applications for Dietetic Professionals. J Am Diet Assoc. 2004;104:1521-1522.
  • Hampl JS, Wharton CM, Taylor CA, Winham DM, Block JL, Hall R. Primetime television impacts adolescents’ impressions of body weight, sex appeal, and food and beverage consumption. Nutrition Bulletin. 2004;29:92-98.
  • Wharton CM, Hampl JS, Hall R, Winham DM. PCs or paper-and-pencil: online surveys for data collection. J Am Diet Assoc. 2003;103:1458-1460.
  • Hall R, Hampl JS, Stanton JV, Monte WC. Acceptability of mesquite as a flavoring agent among Native Americans in Arizona. J Sensory Studies. 2003;18:269-275
  • Hampl JS, Dixon KS, Hall R. A picture is worth a thousand words: digital photography and diet assessment [letter]. J Am Diet Assoc. 2003;103:172.
  • Hampl JS, Hall R. Dietetic approaches to US hunger and food insecurity. J Am Diet Assoc. 2002;102:919-923.
Faith and Learning

There is something very special about Colorado Christian University. God has blessed this college with talented trustees, administrators, staff, students, and faculty. It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be called to serve on this team — and to continually seek Him in all of our work.