About Kevin Hallock

Kevin F. Hallock is the 11th president of the University of Richmond. He is excited to be working and engaging with UR’s students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, friends, and community partners, and believes that with time, effort, and resources, the University of Richmond can be known, unquestionably, as the best small university in the world. Some of his areas of focus are: access and affordability, belonging, well-being, academic excellence, and community engagement.

An award-winning teacher, Hallock is a labor market economist and author or editor of 11 books and over 100 publications. He has taught courses in many areas, including labor economics, microeconomics, applied econometrics, and finance. He has been a mentor to students throughout his career, serving as advisor or dissertation committee chair for 50 Ph.D. students.

Hallock’s research has included areas such as the gender pay gap, executive compensation, and job loss. 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.

Prior to coming to Richmond, Hallock spent a total of 26 years on the faculties of the University of Illinois and Cornell University. Most recently he was Dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and served as Joseph R. Rich ’80 Professor and Director of the Institute for Compensation Studies at Cornell.

Hallock graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1991 and earned a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1995.

He and his wife, Tina, grew up together in a small town in Massachusetts, have been married for 30 years, and have two grown children, Emily and Tyler. Kevin and Tina live in Richmond with their rescue dogs Mabel and Matilda.