About Kevin F. Hallock

Headshot of President Kevin Hallock

Kevin F. Hallock is the 11th president of the University of Richmond. He enjoys working and engaging with UR’s students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and friends. And he believes that the University can become even more remarkable by converging resources and energy around five strategic priorities: academic excellence, belonging & community, access & affordability, well-being, and experiential learning & community engagement.

An award-winning teacher, Kevin is a labor market economist and the author or editor of 11 books and over 100 publications. He holds the appointment of Distinguished University Professor of Economics at UR and most recently taught a First-Year Seminar for Richmond students on why people earn what they earn.

Kevin is a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He serves on the boards of the Jepson Scholars Foundation, Venture Richmond, and Homeward, a Richmond nonprofit dedicated to preventing, reducing, and ending homelessness. He co-founded PayStandards, a software company that uses analytics to improve pay equity and strengthen the pay-to-performance link, and he now serves as Senior Advisor.

After graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Kevin earned his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University. For sixteen years, he served on the faculty of Cornell University, where he was most recently Director of the Institute for Compensation Studies and Dean of the SC Johnson College of Business.

Kevin and his wife, Tina, grew up in a small town in Massachusetts. They live in Richmond with their rescue dogs, Mabel and Matilda, have been married for 32 years, and have two grown children, Emily and Tyler. The Hallocks are avid fans of Spider Athletics, UR’s artistic performances and exhibitions, and opportunities to celebrate the University’s students, staff, and faculty.