Budd L. Hall, Ph.D. is Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and Professor of Community Development in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. Budd was the founding Director of the University of Victoria Office of Community-based Research and is a Senior Fellow in the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria. Former Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria, Budd Hall has served as the Chair of the Adult Education Department the University of Toronto from 1995-2001 and as Secretary-General of the International Council for Adult Education. Budd has worked in Nigeria, Tanzania, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Thailand, Yemen, Uganda, England, and the United States. He has done both theoretical and practical work for almost 40 years in various aspects of community-based adult education and learning and participatory research. He has served as President, Chair or Vice-President of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, International Council for Adult Education, Canadian Network for Democratic Learning, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Coady International Institute Advisory Board. He is a member of the International Adult Education Hall of Fame and was selected for the 2005 Canadian Bureau of International Education Innovation in International Education Award. He was granted an Honourary Doctorate by St. Francis Xavier University in 2011. His most recent books include “Learning and Education for a Better World: The Role of Social Movements” by Sense Publishing, “Knowledge, Democracy and Action: Community University Research Partnerships in Global Perspectives” from Manchester University Press and the World Report on Higher Education 5 by GUNi and Palgrave-Macmillan and Teaching and Learning Community Based Research by U of Toronto Press. He is the husband of Dr. Darlene Clover, father of Dana and Shawn Hall, Grandfather of Quincy Pugh Hall, Leo Pugh Hall and Ashton Edward Hall. He is also a poet.
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