Lynda K. Hall

Professor of Psychology


B.A., Wittenberg University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame


Lynda Hall has been a member of the department since 1985. Dr. Hall is the department's cognitive psychologist and she serves as the university's Associate Dean for Academic Performance. She specializes in metacognition, maintenance of knowledge systems, and developmental changes in processing speed. She is also interested in cognitive aging and behavioral statistics. The courses she teaches include cognitive psychology, quantitative methods, and research methods. Before joining the faculty in 1989, she served as associate director of the psychology department’s memory research laboratory. Hall has three cats, and they’re all spoiled rotten.

Publications / Presentations

Bahrick, H. P., Hall, L. K., & Baker, M. K. (2013).  Lifespan Maintenance of Knowledge.  New York:  Psychology Press.

Bahrick, H. P., Baker, M. K., Hall, L. K., & Abrams, L. (2011). How should we define and differentiate metacognitions? In A. S. Benjamin (Ed.), Successful remembering and successful forgetting: A festschrift in honor of Robert A. Bjork, (pp. 329–346), New York: Psychology Press.

Bahrick, H. P., Hall, L. K., & DaCosta, L. (2008). Fifty years of memory of college grades: Accuracy and distortions. Emotion8, 13–22.

Bahrick, H. P., & Hall, L. K. (2005). The contribution of retrieval failures to long term retention: A metacognitive explanation of the spacing effect. Journal of Memory and Language, 52, 566–577.

Kail, R., & Hall, L. K. (2001). Distinguishing short-term memory from working memory. Memory and Cognition29, 1–9.

Winner of the 1999 Sherwood Dodge Shankland Award for Encouragement of Teachers

Contact Info


Phillips Hall #52
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3810