Meet Dr. Tracy Hall, Lecturer for Human Development

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Tracy Hall, Ed. D., LMFT
Lecturer Human Development Department
Faculty Co-Advisor HD Club
Faculty Liaison HD Alumni Chapter

How did you become interested in human development?
I became interested in Human Development (HD) as an undergrad studying anthropology, psychology, nutrition, and biology. At that time there were very few Universities that offered HD as a major so I chose Psychology but I much preferred the broad scope of Human Development. I am not currently working on any research but I am on two graduate student committees which have been very interesting.

What do you hope students take away from your classes at the end of each semester?
I hope students at the end of the semester have learned something, of course, but more importantly have walked away with a larger perspective on who they are and on life in general. I also hope that students stay excited about learning and become not only scholars but lifelong learners.

What is the biggest challenge in your job?
I would say the biggest challenge of my job is balancing work and family time.

What is the greatest reward of your job?
The biggest reward of all for me is knowing that even in some small way I am making a difference in someone’s life. 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
When I am not working I enjoy cooking, hiking, and spending time with my family. Something that may surprise people is that I had a baby at 50. It even surprised me! 

What’s the best part about working at CSUSM?
The best part of working at CSUSM are our students! We truly have the most wonderful students.