Dr. Budd Hall is the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and Professor of Community Development in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. Budd was the founding Director of the University of Victoria Office of Community-based Research and is a Senior Fellow in the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria.
Former Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria, Budd has worked in Nigeria, Tanzania, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Thailand, Yemen, Uganda, England, and the United States. He has done both theoretical and practical work for almost 40 years in various aspects of community-based adult education and learning and participatory research.
Budd is a member of the International Adult Education Hall of Fame and was selected for the 2005 Canadian Bureau of International Education Innovation in International Education Award. He was granted an Honourary Doctorate by St. Francis Xavier University in 2011.
His most recent books include Learning and Education for a Better World: The Role of Social Movements by Sense Publishing, Knowledge, Democracy and Action: Community University Research Partnerships in Global Perspectives by Manchester University Press, World Report on Higher Education 5 by GUNi and Palgrave-Macmillan, Teaching Learning Community Based Research by the University of Toronto Press, and Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships: Global Perspectives by UVic and PRIA press. Budd is the husband of Dr. Darlene Clover, father of Dana and Shawn Hall, Grandfather of Quincy Pugh Hall, Leo Pugh Hall, and Ashton Edward Hall. He is also a poet.