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Martha Larsen Hale

Martha Larsen Hale, American dean, library and information science educator. Named to Mid-American Education Hall of Fame, 1997.


  • Hale, Martha Larsen was born on November 30, 1942 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Olaf and Corinne (Carlson) Larson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University New Hampshire, 1965. Master of Library Science, Syracuse University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern California, 1983.


    • Dean School Library and Information Management, Emporia State University, Kansas, 1987—1994, founder, director, professor Institute of Continuous Education, 2001—2003. Dean, professor School Library and Information Science, Catholic University American, Washington, since 2003. Visiting scholar School Library., Archival and Information Studies, University British Columbia, Vancouver, 1998.

      Visiting faculty member School Library and Information Science, University Washington, Seattle, 1999.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    • Married Frank A. Hale, December 26, 1964 (divorced 1976). Children: Matthew, Jennifer.
    • father: Olaf Larson
    • mother: Corinne (Carlson) Larson
    • spouse: Frank A. Hale
    • children: Matthew Hale
    • Jennifer Hale
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    Born November 30, 1942
    (age 74)
    • 1965
      University New Hampshire
    • 1977
      Syracuse University
    • 1983
      University Southern California
    • 1987 - 1994
      Dean School Library and Information Management
      Kansas, United States
    • 2001 - 2003
      Dean School Library and Information Management