About Kevin F. Hallock

Kevin F. Hallock will become the University of Richmond’s 11th president at the start of the 2021–22 academic year. He also will hold an appointment as professor of economics in the Robins School of Business with affiliated faculty appointments in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and the Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL) program in the School of Arts and Sciences. 

Hallock currently serves as dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, which comprises three constituent schools ─ the Johnson Graduate School of Management, the School of Hotel Administration, and the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

As dean, Hallock implemented important efforts to combat racism and foster inclusion, equity, and belonging, including increasing diversity among the college’s faculty and staff and appointing a tenured faculty member to the role of Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. He championed the expansion of the college in New York City, including planning a new facility in Midtown Manhattan. And, he progressed work on multiple new degrees, including a hybrid/online master’s program in business analytics.

Prior to becoming dean of the SC Johnson College of Business, Hallock served as dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) at Cornell, where he guided the school through a strategic planning process and made important investments in the student experience and student well-being. He also raised resources for investments in faculty and research and took steps to enhance staff well-being by investing in human resources. Prior to becoming dean of ILR, Hallock served as chair of the Department of Economics in The College of Arts and Sciences and the ILR school and as chair of the Department of Labor Economics in ILR.

Hallock has has taught 14 different courses in his career ─ including labor economics, microeconomics, applied econometrics, and finance ─ and has won multiple awards for teaching excellence. He has been an invaluable mentor to students throughout his career, serving as advisor or dissertation committee chair for 50 Ph.D. students, many of whom are now themselves distinguished and accomplished scholars at prestigious institutions, government agencies, and NGOs.

He is the author or editor of 11 books and more than 100 publications. His research spans the gender pay gap, compensation design, compensation in nonprofits, executive compensation, layoffs, labor market discrimination, and disability in labor markets. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has consulted and served as an expert witness on issues of compensation, executive compensation, and antitrust in labor markets.

Hallock grew up in a small town in Massachusetts and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He earned both his master’s and Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.

He and his wife Tina have been married for 29 years and have two grown children. Tina Hallock does work supporting families with children who struggle with mental health and recently co-created a podcast aimed at normalizing the conversation around parenting and mental health.

Read highlights from Dr. Hallock's curriculum vitae