William F. Hall | Webster University

William F. Hall


William F. Hall
Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Business Management
(314) 330-9902





Doctoral Studies, Public Policy Analysis and Political Science, 1986 -- The Graduate College/ University of Illinois at Chicago

MA, Political Science (Public Affairs and Administration), 1976 -- Graduate School of Arts and Sciences/ Washington University in St. Louis, MO

MSW, Social Policy, Community Development, Human Services Administration, 1975 -- The George Warren Brown School of Social Work/ Washington University in St. Louis, MO

BS, Social Welfare and Sociology, 1972 -- Tennessee State University, Nashville


New York City Urban Fellow, Office of the Mayor, City of New York -- Graduate Urban Fellowship Program, Columbia University in the City of New York, 1974-75

Graduate Legal Studies in Urban and Municipal Law -- Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis Missouri, 1971-73 


American Government and Politics
Public Policy Analysis and Administration
Race and Ethnicity in American Politics
History of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
Boss Politics and Political Machines
Politics, Religion, and Social Protest Movements in American Democratic Society
Philosophy of Science and Advanced Research Methods in Politics and International Relations
History of American Business, Management and Technology
Business Administration
Business Ethics
International Business
Political Sociology


William F. Hall has been an adjunct professor of political science in the Department of History, Politics, and International Relations at Webster University in St. Louis since 1997 and also holds joint adjunct faculty appointments in management and business in the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology also at Webster University. Professor Hall also holds additional adjunct faculty appointments in both political science and history in the University College Division in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, where he has held appointments since 1998. Professor Hall is an experienced political analyst, public administrator, policy advisor, business-government relations and management consultant with four decades of experience in federal, state, local and international politics, public administration and business-government relations. He has consulted and advised elected and appointed politicians, government officials and a wide range of businesses, including major Fortune 500 corporations, throughout the United States. His professional career has included positions on the staff of the United States Senate as a special assistant to former United States Senator and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO), and he has also been employed in senior-level federal positons by the United States Government, including Alternative Dispute Resolution-Mediator (ARD) and as Director of Field Office for the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service Division (CRS). He has also served as a special assistant to Paul Gibson, Jr., (D-NYC), deputy mayor for Economic Development, Office of the Mayor of the City of New York and as a member of the Chicago Mayoral Transition Team for Mayor-Elect, Harold L. Washington, Jr. (D-IL), Chicago, IL. Professor Hall has been a frequent commentator and political analyst focusing on politics and race and local, state and national government and international affairs for various media sources and programs throughout the United States. Professor Hall will be teaching courses in American Politics and the 2016 Elections and Methods of Political Inquiry in International Relations, at the Webster University-Leiden Campus in the Netherlands in Europe, during the Spring Semester of 2017.  

Bill Hall is a native of St. Louis and was raised in suburban Kirkwood, Missouri (St. Louis County), he enjoys collecting and restoring antique and classic automobiles, attending international community festivals, listening to jazz, blues and classical music and traveling the world.