About Dr. Hall

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Tim Hall, Ph.D. is a 9-12 Social Studies Learning Guide with Vance Virtual Village Academy, a Senior Fellow of the Religious Freedom Institute, and founder of the blog, Religion Matters. He is the author of several textbook supplements, curriculums, standards, and popular history texts, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to World History and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Middle Ages. 

As an educator, Dr. Hall has taught AP World History, AP European History, AP Psychology, AP US History, and numerous other social studies courses. He has received multiple awards, including two schoolteacher studentships to Oxford University for curriculum development and research fellowships to the Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

Dr. Hall has collaborated with the College of William and Mary in Virginia to develop curriculum materials for the teaching of the principle of separation of church and state in American history as an extension to a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in which he participated. Finally, he has participated in the Harvard Divinity School Religion and Public Life’s Religious Literacy Summer Institute for Educators.

Within the field of education, Dr. Hall advocates for religious literacy and global competence in the classroom developed through professional development experiences at the Asia Society, World Savvy, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education and his blog at religion-matters.com.