- B.S., Secondary Education: Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, West Virginia University, 1972
- M.A., Environmental Planning: Geology, Geography, West Virginia University, 1976
- M.S., Engineering: Operations Research, Human Factors, West Virginia University,m 1980
Margaret Hall, of Raleigh, North Carolina, began her sole business career with IBM Corporation in 1977 where she served as Systems Engineer, Manager of IE Systems and Productivity Improvement Panning, Senior Development Manager Retail and Distribution Solutions, Consulting Sales Operations Project Manager Distribution Sector Americas and Worldwide Operations Program Manager IBM Global Business Services. Margaret retired in 2009 after 32 years of service with IBM.
Her contributions to and awards from WVU include:
- Chair of the WVU Industrial Engineering Advisory Organization from 1983 to 1996. Hall remains an active member since 1980.
- President of the WVU Academy of Industrial Engineers from 2003 to 2014. Hall remains an active member since 1996.
- Member of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Advisory Committee from 2003 to 2020.
- Jasper N. Deahl Alumni Award presented by the College of Education and Human Services in 2014.
Hall remains a loyal Mountaineer and is an active member of the WVU Alumni Association’s Research Triangle Chapter. Her husband, Jay, holds two degrees from WVU in Electrical Engineering. Her daughter, Megan, is a graduate of the NCSU College of Design and received a MFA from the Zurich School of the Arts in Switzerland.