Gwen Hall

Gwen Hall

Associate Provost for Student Experience, Vice President

Gwen Hall is Associate Provost/Vice President, Student Experience at The American College of Financial Services. In this role, she has designed the student experience portfolio as it relates to all aspects of the student journey. She is responsible for ensuring that students receive high-quality support, services, and resources.

Before her current position, Dr. Hall was Vice Provost, American Public University System (APUS). During her tenure at APUS, she served as Chief of Staff, Office of the President; Associate Provost of Academic Effectiveness and Student Success; the Academic Operations Officer; and as Dean, School of Security and Global Studies. She was at APUS from 2005-2020.

She also served as a consultant to the Department of Homeland Security. Her work included homeland security strategic planning, infrastructure security, and resiliency planning for the 18 critical infrastructure sectors. Her other work included defense planning, homeland security and homeland defense programs, and efforts to counter and respond to the use of weapons of mass destruction.

Dr. Hall was a professional staff member for the House Select Committee on Homeland Security. She maintained the committee portfolio for homeland defense issues, nuclear proliferation, radiological and chemical weapons, counter-proliferation and non-proliferation concerns, Nunn-Lugar programs, and all Department of Defense homeland defense issues.

Dr. Hall is a retired Air Force officer. Her last assignment was Chief of the National Security Policy Division, Headquarters Air Force. She led the team that designed and executed the Chief of Staff-directed Biological Defense Task Force initiative, and the new biological security laboratory program requirements mandated by federal regulation and OSD directives.

Before arriving at the Pentagon in 2002, Colonel Hall was deployed to the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, as the Director of the Combined Forces Air Component Commander’s Action Group. She examined the CAOC and the Air Force forces command and control structures.

From 1999-2002, Dr. Hall was the Commander and Director of Operations of the Dean of Faculty Squadron at the United States Air Force Academy. She was also a member of the Superintendent's primary senior advisory board, responsible for advising on all admissions, disenrollments, disciplinary matters, and major Academy policies. Prior to assuming command responsibilities, Dr. Hall was a Professor of Political Science, and Director of Education, Curriculum, and Assessment in the Political Science Department. She was President of the Senior Faculty Forum, the senior faculty advisory group to the Dean of Faculty.

Dr. Hall is a recognized national security expert who has researched and published numerous articles, occasional papers, and book chapters. Her nuclear weapons study won the prestigious Air Staff award for "best overall project with direct relevance to the Air Force," and became mandatory reading at three DOD schools. She has held leadership positions in major professional organizations. Dr. Hall was a member of the congressionally charted DOD Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (TRAC). She was on the Board of Advisors for the Naval Post Graduate School and Naval War College. Currently, she serves on the Academic Committee for Catholic Distance University.

Dr. Hall received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Public Policy and Ph.D., both in National Security Studies, from the University of Maryland, School of Public Policy.

Gwen Hall