Department of Family Studies and Community Development

Faculty and Staff

Diane Harnek Hall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office:   College of Liberal Arts Building, Room 2228
Phone:   410-704-3366
Fax:   410-704-3612

Diane Harnek Hall, Ph.D.


Ph.D.: Social Work, University of Maryland
M.S.W.: Social Work, Widener University
B.A.: Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Courses Taught

FMST 101 Introduction to Family Studies
FMST 201 Family Resources
FMST 303 Trends in Contemporary Family Life
FMST 485 Writing and Research Methods in Family Studies
FMST 490 Senior Seminar

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Program evaluation
  • Social welfare policy

Research Interests

  • Cultural competence
  • Strengths perspective and people with disabilities
  • Social science education
  • Critical issues in transition-aged youth

Recent Publications

Jung, J., Hall, D.M.H., & Rhoads, T. (2013). Does the availability of parental health insurance affect the college enrollment decision of young Americans? Economics of Education Review, 32, 49-65. doi: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2012.09.010

Quach, A., & Hall, D.M.H. (2013). Chinese American attitudes toward therapy: Effects of gender, shame, and acculturation. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 3(12), 209-222.

Miller, S.E., Tice, C.J., & Hall, D.M.H. (2011). Bridging the explicit and implicit curricula: Critically thoughtful critical thinking. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 16, 33-45.

Tice, C., Hall, D.M.H., & Miller, S. (2010). Reducing student bias against older adults through the use of literature. Educational Gerontology, 36, 718-730. doi: 10.1080/03601270903324008

Vejar, C., Oravecz, L., & Hall, D. (2010). Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Argument Resolution, Unity, and Love in Same-Sex Headed Families.  Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 7.

Jani, J., Sowbel, L., Smith-Osborne, A., Yum, J., Mollette, A., Hall, D.M.H., & Bina, R. (2009). Perceived Preparedness and Knowledge of Substance Abuse Among Recent MSW Graduates:  Advanced Standing Revisited. The Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 9,381-399. doi: 10.1080/15332560903284487  

Miller, S., Hall, D.M.H., & Tice, C. (2009). Assessing Critical Thinking: The Use of Literature in a Policy Course. The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 14, 89-104.  

Bina, R., Hall, D.M.H., Mollette, A., Smith-Osborne, A., Yum, J., Sowbel, L., & Jani, J. (2008). Substance abuse training and perceived knowledge: Predictors of perceived preparedness to work in substance abuse. Journal of Social Work Education, 44 (3), 7-20.

Miller, S.E., Tice, C.J., & Hall, D.M.H. (2008). The generalist model: Where do the micro and macro converge? Advances in Social Work, 9(2), 79-90.

Tice, C., & Hall, D.M.H. (2008). Sexuality education and adolescents with developmental disabilities: Assessment, policy, and advocacy. The Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 7, 55-68.

Smith, C.A., Cohen-Callow, A., Hall, D.M.H., & Hayward, R.A. (2007). Impact of a foundation-level MSW research course on students’ critical appraisal skills. Journal of Social Work Education, 43, 481-495.

Vourlekis, B., & Hall, D.M.H. (2007). Outcomes from a baccalaureate program's writing improvement initiative. The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 13, 67-80.






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