John R. Hall (author)

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Dr. John R. Hall
Photo of Hall, 2012
Born John Robert Hall III
(1975-03-05) March 5, 1975 (age 43)
Tarzana, Los Angeles, California
Occupation Author, Chief Executive Officer, University Trustee
Education Pepperdine University
University of Southern California[1]
Genre Self-help, Special Education

John R. Hall Ed.D. (born John Robert Hall III March 5, 1975) is an American author and co-founder of Greenwood & Hall perhaps best known for his work with Am I Still Autistic, a self-help book he authored in 2011.[2] Hall also serves as a trustee for Chicago, Illinois based Roosevelt University[3] and was appointed to the California Interagency Coordinating Council by Governor Jerry Brown in April 2014.[4]

Early life[edit]

Hall was diagnosed as "severely autistic" and "slightly mentally retarded" by multiple medical and mental health professionals at infancy including Ole Ivar Lovaas.[5]


Hall began his professional career at the age of 18, working full-time at a small telephone answering service in Malibu, California, while attending Pepperdine University. In 1998, Hall co-founded Greenwood & Hall, which is now an educational technology company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Hall served as Greenwood & Hall's chief executive officer until July 2017.[6]


Hall earned his B.A. in Political Science in 1997 as well as a Masters in Business Administration in 2002, from Pepperdine University. He also earned his Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California in 2012.[7]


  1. ^ "Greenwood & Hall Leadership Team". Archived from the original on 29 June 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Autistic Author: How I Battled Through It". Fox 11 News LA. 7 November 2012. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Board of Trustees". Roosevelt University. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Governor Brown Announces Appointments". Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Najarian, J.W. (22 December 2012). "John Hall Diagnosed with Autism and Mental Retardation, Became a Success Story". On Purpose Magazine. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Hall, John (1 July 2011). Am I Still Autistic: How a Low-Functioning, Slightly Retarded Toddler Became the CEO of a Multi-Million Dollar Corporation (First ed.). Santa Monica, CA: Opportunities In Education, LLC. ISBN 978-0615504667. 
  7. ^ "Hall EdD '12 appointed to Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention". USC Rossier School of Education. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 


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