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Alfred Hall is visiting assistant professor of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership at the University of Memphis. He was the Chief of Staff for the Memphis City Schools system in Memphis, TN. He has also served as Chief Academic Officer and Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the district of more than 106,000 students and 7,000 teachers. He received a Ph.D. in Education (Science Education) from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Hall began his educational career as a high school teacher of biology and physics, as well as an Instructor of Biology and Program Director for minority STEM majors at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. He has also worked as program evaluator and science education specialist for the Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortium at AEL which supported state education agencies and school districts in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. In 1999, Hall was selected to serve as Project Director of the Delta Rural Systemic Initiative, a systemic reform program funded by the National Science Foundation that supported poor, rural school districts in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. In 2001, he began directing the Memphis Urban Systemic Program and provided leadership for mathematics and science education, professional development, and student support programs for the Memphis City Schools. He has served as a member of the National Science Advisory Board for Macmillan/McGraw Hill Publishing Company and the National Taskforce for Recruiting, Retaining, and Supporting Teachers of Mathematics for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.