Kermit L. Hall is president of Utah State University. He has served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina State University and dean of the College of Humanities and executive dean of the Colleges of the Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University.
He holds a B.A. from the University of Akron, a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and an M.S.L. from the Yale Law School.
Hall has published widely in American legal history, including The Magic Mirror: Law in American History (1989), the award-winning Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (1992), The Oxford Guide to Supreme Court Decisions (1999) and The Oxford Companion to American Law (2002). He has held fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the American Bar Foundation and the Fulbright Program.
The American Library Association bestowed the James Madison Award on him in 1999 for his service on the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board, to which he was appointed by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the American Council on Education and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.