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Dr. Ronald E. Hall is Professor of Social Work at Michigan State University and an affiliated scholar of both African American & African Studies and the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University. Dr. Hall has published widely on the topic of racism and skin color, is a noted international lecturer and expert witness in court cases dealing with skin color issues. Dr. Hall is the author or coauthor of over 150 books, journal articles, interviews, and international presentations and lectures.

"America to Become Less White in 30 Years" HUFFPPOST LIVE, with Ronald E. Hall, March 4, 2015
"The Fight Against Colorism in the Black Community" NBC Detroit, ClickOnDetroit, March 4, 2015
On "Light Girls" Documentary - Interview with Ronald E. Hall, MYFOX-Detroit, February 27, 2015
"The Colorism Conversation" - Interview with Ronald E. Hall, Lee Bailey's EUROWEB
UPFront "The Bleaching Syndrome." Intervew with Ronald E. Hall. IMPACT 89FM – February 8, 2015
Lee Bailey's EUROWEB: Ron Hall: Color on the Court - The Clipper's NBA Skin Game
Time, by Andrea Sachs: Interview with Ronald Hall: Racism and Obama's Candidacy
The Color Foundation: “The Bleaching Syndrome” of Ronald E. Hall [skin bleaching]
The Color Foundation, an independent international organization that furthers activities on biological and social aspects of skin color, to improve relations between people worldwide
Ronald E, Hall comments on racism in the 21st century

Dr. Ronald E. Hall's professional career began as a clinical social worker. He received a BA degree in Psychology from Shaw College, an MA/MCS degree in Correctional Science from the University of Detroit, an MSW degree from the University of Michigan, and a PhD from Atlanta University. In 1990, Dr. Hall testified as an expert witness in America’s first skin-color discrimination court case between African Americans: Morrow vs. IRS. Dr. Hall later devised the Bleaching Syndrome, to explain discrimination among people of color, and Identity Across the Lifespan, as an alternative biracial identity model. In 2007, Dr. Hall was invited to Washington D.C., by Congressman Bobby Rush, to lecture on skin color at the Washington Convention Center. Also in 2007, Dr. Hall was an invited lecturer at the Oxford University Roundtable (UK). In November of 2010, Dr. Hall was Keynote speaker the 2nd Surinam/Dutch Conference on Tropical Dermatology in South America.

Professional organizations: the National Association of Social Workers, the National Association of Black Social Workers, and the National Council of African American Men.

• Skilman Foundation: Detroit Public Schools
• Kellogg Foundation: Men of Color
• Village Foundation: The Afrocentriqe Indigenous Communication System

• Advancement of casework, clinical social work and various aspects of diversity through study of special populations, human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, and research methods.

Research interests: The social, biological, medical, economic, legal and political implications of skin color; biracial identity; Mental health (individual/group psychotherapy); Cutaneo-chroma (CCC); the Bleaching Syndrome; Intraracial racism; Black/White conflict; organizational issues; Race relations/diversity and human behavior; racism; people of color; African Americans; Latino-Americans; Asian Americans; Native Americans.

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