Nina Flagler Hall

Interim Director of Operations | Lead Science Editor | Research Scientist
251 Rhoades Tower, CPO 2345
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Nina is NEMAC's Interim Director of Operations, and also serves as the group's Lead Science Editor and as a Research Scientist. As such, she manages NEMAC's day-to-day operations and is responsible for overall editorial management. She has been with NEMAC since 2009.

As Interim Director of Operations, Nina manages NEMAC's organizational and funding program, which includes overseeing external grants, contracts, and agreements and individual program and project budgets. She works closely with funding agents and UNC Asheville staff to execute NEMAC's project-related financial and operational goals, and fosters relationships with NEMAC's external funders and stakeholders.

As Lead Science Editor, she is responsible for synthesizing and coordinating the content of NEMAC's scientific and technical decision-making tools and visualizations to assure that quality information is conveyed to an appropriate audience, with particular attention to conceptual clarity, accuracy, and format. Nina also works on the development and implementation of NEMAC's digital storytelling products, content management systems, and facilitated group decision making. 

Prior to joining the NEMAC team, Nina spent nine years at UNC Asheville’s Mössbauer Effect Data Center, where she was the Managing Editor of the Mössbauer Effect Reference and Data Journal, an international scientific reference journal. Previously, she worked as a digital editor for CMC ReSearch, Inc., a CD-ROM publisher of medical journals and titles located in Portland, Oregon, and spent 12 years in the legal field, working as a corporate and securities legal assistant in Tampa, Florida. Nina holds an Masters of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from UNC Asheville with a focus on sustainability and local food systems and a B.A. in English Literature from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Hall, Nina (Presenter) and Caroline Dougherty (Presenter). The Climate Resilience Communications Cookbook: Creating Communication Strategies That Lead to Action. Presentation at the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, Columbia, SC, October 29–31, 2018.
  • Hutchins, Matt (Presenter), Karin Rogers, Jim Fox, and Nina Hall. How Assessments Can Inform—and Empower—Community Resilience. Presentation at the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, Columbia, SC, October 29–31, 2018.
  • Hutchins, Matt, Karin Rogers, James Fox, and Nina Flagler Hall. "Reducing Uncertainty in Climate Resilience Planning: How the Components of Vulnerability and Risk Help Inform the Assessment Process." Carolina Planning Journal 43 (2018): 12–19.
  • Hall, Nina Flagler. "A Foodless Neighborhood in a 'Foodie' Town: Tracing Scarcity in Asheville's East End Neighborhood." Southern Cultures (Summer 2017): 113–133.
  • Rogers, Karin, Jim Fox, Matt Hutchins, and Nina Hall. Moving Toward Resilience: A Structured Resilience Planning Process in Asheville, North Carolina. Poster presentation at the National Adaptation Forum, Saint Paul, MN, May 9-11, 2017.
  • Fox, James, Matt Hutchins, Nina Hall, and Karin Rogers. "From Hazard Mitigation to Community Sustainability: Resilience Planning in Asheville, North Carolina." Carolina Planning Journal 42 (2017): 76–85.
  • Hall, Nina Flagler (Presenter), Caroline Dougherty (Presenter), John Frimmel, and James Fox. The Emperor's New Clothes: Redressing the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. Presentation at the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, Charlotte, NC, September 12–14, 2016.
  • Hall, Nina Flagler, Jim Fox, Caroline Dougherty, Ian Johnson, Matt Hutchins, Karin Rogers, David Herring, and LuAnn Dahlman. Development of the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. Poster presentation at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Charleston, SC, June 13–18, 2015.
  • Hall, Nina Flagler. East End: The Food Desertification of a Neighborhood Through Urban Renewal. Presentation for Appalachia Sampler | Then and Now, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Asheville, NC, October 15, 2014, and for the Festival of Dionysus in the Mountain South, UNC Asheville, Asheville, NC, April 23, 2015. 

Selected NEMAC Projects


  • Publication Management
  • Content Management System Design
  • Copyediting/Proofreading
  • Adobe CreativeSuite, Microsoft Office, Drupal and WordPress content management systems
  • NCI Charrette System™ Training, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2012