MJ currently serves as a Learning Strategist SME for ASTD and the Content Manager for the ASTD Forum, a membership consortium enabling forward-thinking organizations to connect, collaborate, and learn. She is an experienced performance strategist and executive coach. She has extensive expertise in designing, developing, and facilitating innovative collaborative work/learning experiences that focus on leveraging leadership development for organizational productivity and results. While assisting employees with solving problems of practice, Dr. Hall incorporates design thinking methods and quality tools and techniques. She is also a founding director of the Educational Leadership Studio at High Point University.
Prior to ASTD, she was a Senior instructor at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and also served as the Director of Leadership Development and Special Assistance to the Commandant. The scope of her personal portfolio at DAU included special projects such as the university’s participation in the Baldrige application, developing web-based modules and communities of practice, performing continual improvement of processes, facilitating strategic planning, and preparing management performance reports through various technology systems.
Her vast operational experience includes serving as an examiner for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, Program Management Officer for the Directorate of Combat Developments for the US Army Engineer School, on the staff of West Point, and as the Leadership Assessment Officer for Army ROTC. She is certified Program Management Level III in DoD Acquisition Corps. She has presented internationally and published a variety of articles and papers. She is certified in a variety of assessment tools including individual tools such as 360-degree Feedback and the MBTI and group tools including simulations and assessment center methodology. She earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from George Mason University, a MBA from Long Island University, a MEd from the University of Maryland-College Park, and an ABT in Education from High Point University