BA, Physics, 1986, Johns Hopkins University
PhD, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 1991, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Jeffrey Hall has served as Lowell’s Director since June 2010. He joined the staff at Lowell in 1992 as a postdoctoral research fellow. He works with Dr. Wes Lockwood, Brian Skiff, and Len Bright on Lowell’s Solar-Stellar Spectrograph (SSS) project , a long-term program involving monitoring of solar and stellar activity cycles, with the goal of lending an astronomical perspective to solar influences on terrestrial climate.
Dr. Hall is presently a member of the American Astronomical Society’s standing committee on light pollution, space debris, and radio interference, and has played an active role in dark-sky preservation efforts around Arizona.
In the community, he serves as a member of Flagstaff’s leadership group, the Flagstaff Forty, and is former President of the Governing Board of Northland Preparatory Academy, a college-prep charter school, as well as of the Board of Directors of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. His principal avocation is music and he has been the substitute organist the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany as long as he has lived in Flagstaff.