Peter Hall

Associate Dean, Strategic Academic Planning, Enrolment Planning & Management and Budget

As Associate Dean, Strategic Academic Planning, Enrolment Planning & Management and Budget, I am responsible for overseeing strategic academic planning within the faculty, and alignment of academic planning with enrolment and budget planning. Working closely with the Executive Team, I oversee management of enrolment targets by working to maximize and optimize enrolment efforts within FASS, coordinating ongoing strategic enrolment research. I am responsible for oversight of the temporary instructional budget and approval of associated appointments. In my portfolio, I serve as the FASS liaison for SFU’s Vancouver and Surrey campuses, and oversee the allocation of FASS resources for space, renovations and equipment. I serve on a number of committees, including the SFU Vancouver and SFU Surrey Campus Coordinating Committees, Undergraduate Enrolment Management Council (SEMC-UG), Graduate Enrolment Management Council (SEMC-G), and Continuing Studies Enrolment Management Council (SEMC-CS).

I am a Professor in the Urban Studies Program and an Associate Member in the Department of Geography. I received my doctorate in city and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley and previously worked in local government in Durban, South Africa. My research examines the connections between port cities, seaports and logistics, as well as community, local economic and employment development. I am an associate editor of the Journal of Transport Geography.