Dr. Mark Hall, Dean of the J.D. McKean Library and Senior Professor of English at Oral Roberts University, was born and raised in Missouri. He currently teaches Science and the Imagination, C. S. Lewis and the Inklings, English Medieval Period, English Romantic Period, English Victorian Period, British Literature I, along with other classes. This professor, who describes ORU students as being “driven, enthusiastic, and focused,” has been teaching at ORU for almost 30 years.

Dr. Hall’s extensive list of degrees includes the following: B.S.E. in English Education, an M.S.E. in English, and a Specialist degree in Higher Education with an emphasis in English, all from the University of Central Missouri.  He has also completed three Masters' degrees from Oral Roberts University including an M.A. in Biblical Literature, an M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies, and an M.A. in  Biblical Literature (Advanced Languages concentration).  Dr. Hall received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Tulsa.

Before coming to teach at ORU, Dr. Hall taught as an English Teacher’s Assistant and then an English Instructor at the University of Central Missouri.  In 1987 he came to ORU to attend seminary and taught as a Teacher’s Assistant in the College of Theology and Ministry and as an English Instructor in the Department of English and Modern Languages.  He then became an Assistant Professor in English, an English Associate Professor, and now he teaches as Senior Professor in English.  Dr. Hall served as the Chair for the School of Lifelong Education, the Coordinator of General Education, and former Dean of the College of Arts and Cultural Studies.

An ordained minister and a former church pastor, he has been married for over 30 years to his wife, Rachel. Dr. Hall and his wife have two children, Jonathan and Kathryne, both who have graduated from ORU with undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Dr. Hall is an avid reader with one of his favorite authors being C. S. Lewis.

Dr. Hall says, “I teach to make a difference in the lives of my students so that they can make an impact for Christ in their world.”


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