Daniel E. Hall has practiced law in both the United States and Federated States of Micronesia. He is professor and chair of the department of justice and community studies at Miami University where he is also professor of political science and affiliate professor of Black World Studies. He also holds the position of visiting professor of law at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. For nine years, Professor Hall was a member of the faculty in the department of criminal justice and legal studies at the University of Central Florida. He also served as chair of the department of criminal justice at The University of Toledo. A widely respected authority on public law, Professor Hall is the author of 21 textbooks (including subsequent editions) and a dozen journal articles on public law subjects. He earned his bachelor's degree at Indiana University, his Juris Doctor at Washburn University, and his Doctor of Education (higher education curriculum and instruction) at the University of Central Florida.