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About Kirkland

His Life

The majority of Dr. Hall’s life has been on the Lower Shore of Maryland. He is an educator, coach, community activist, civil rights worker, humanitarian, and volunteer, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Dr. Hall is a recently licensed Baptist Minister.


Dr. Hall has devoted 44 years of his professional career in Higher Education. He served 40 of those years at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland. Dr. Hall is currently serving as an instructor in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Department of Kinesiology.


Dr. Hall is a 1969 graduate of Somerset Junior Senior High School (now Washington High), University of Maryland Eastern Shore; BS in 1973, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 1974 – MA specializing in Education Administration, and terminal degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Government in 2012


Dr. Hall has served as the academic Chair of the Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science programs at UMES. He also served as Director of Athletics (5 years) and Director of the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) which served the disadvantaged youth from Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties for fifteen (15) years also at UMES. Dr. Hall also served on the Somerset County Planning and Zoning Commission for over 20 years and served as chair for three terms.

Dr. Hall is currently the Chair of Somerset County Democratic Central Committee (6 years) and a member of the Somerset County Democratic Club since 1986.