John W. Hall, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus, died February 13, 2017 at Baptist Health, Lexington. He was a retired associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Hall received his Ph.D. in Special Physical Education from the University of Oregon in 1975. Before coming to UK, he was an assistant professor at the University of Colorado. In 1979, Dr. Hall joined the faculty at UK. He served as chair of the KHP department from 1984-1992 and again from 1996-2004. His research interests were in the area of motor functioning of individuals with disabilities. In addition to teaching in this area, he also taught motor development in children, test and measurements, and nutrition and physical fitness. He was a due process hearing officer for the Kentucky State Department of Education. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and retired as a Colonel after 40 years.
He will be remembered for his devotion to his family—wife, Royce and children, Lisa, Stephanie and John Marshall. He also had two grandchildren that he dearly loved. Dr. Hall will also be remembered for his commitment to the United States Military. When he retired from UK, instead of accepting a gift, he asked that the Department buy an American flag to be placed in our conference room. The flag remains in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion and serves as a memorial to him.