Gordon C. Nagayama Hall is a Professor of Psychology in the clinical psychology program at the University of Oregon. He previously was a Professor of Psychology at Penn State University and Kent State University. Dr. Hall received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary. His paternal grandparents emigrated to the United States from England and his maternal grandparents emigrated to the United States from Japan in the early 1900s. His mother and her family were incarcerated in an internment camp at Poston, Arizona during World War II because they were Japanese Americans. His parents were married at a time when there were still anti-miscegenation laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Dr. Hall served as President of the American Psychological Association (APA) Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45) and as President of the Asian American Psychological Association. He was Editor of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. His blog for Psychology Today is “Life in the Intersection: A Multicultural Psychology Approach”. Dr. Hall’s honors include the Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity from the APA Division of Clinical Psychology (Division 12), the Distinguished Career Contributions to Research Award from APA Division 45 (Culture, Ethnicity, and Race), and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian American Psychological Association. His research interests are in culture and mental health with a particular interest in Asian Americans.
PhD., Fuller Theological Seminary, CA, 1982
BS, University of Washington, Seattle, 1977
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Clinical psychology, culture and mental health
Personal Interests
College sports, 1960s music