Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond
Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond became the 8th President of the University on July 1, 2012.
Dr. Jackson-Hammond has built a distinguished career in higher educational leadership. Under her guidance as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Coppin State University, she guided six prominent initiatives: the reformation of the General Education core curriculum; establishment of the Center for Undergraduate Research; 2010 strategic planning; development of the First Year Experience program; a successful effort to secure external funding for the Advisement and Retention Center for the School of Education; and development of tenure criteria.
Most recently, Dr. Hammond was a lead consultant for H&H Educational Consultants, specializing in strategic planning, curriculum design, accreditation, and standards-based assessments.
She began her career in higher education in 1987 as an instructor/coordinator of developmental reading at the University of Louisiana, Monroe. She advanced to assistant professor in the Department of Education; also served as director of Developmental Education; and was appointed director of Student Development.
She also was a tenured faculty member at California State University Dominguez Hills and wrote the first Upward Bound application for federal funding for CSUDH. She served while there as the director of Upward Bound and director of Adult Education.
Dr. Jackson-Hammond later moved to Delaware and served in multiple leadership positions at Delaware State University: tenured faculty; assistant dean for School of Education and Professional Studies; and director of the Center for School Change. She wrote the academic proposal for establishing a separate division for the School of Education and Human Performance, for which she served as the founding dean.
Dr. Jackson-Hammond was recruited to the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, where she served as assistant dean for the College of Education with responsibilities for budget, grant management, and community outreach. She was later recruited to Winston-Salem State University, where she served as professor and dean of the School of Education and Human Performance.
Dr. Jackson-Hammond is well known for her expertise in accreditation self-study and curriculum and program review, and for her commitment to retention of males in higher education. She initiated a trademarked program called Real Men Teach, which supports the development of male students as teacher-leaders. She is a member of the Board of Examiners for the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) and has served on Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) committees.
Dr. Jackson-Hammond received a doctorate degree in education from Grambling State University in dual cognate areas: Curriculum and Instruction and Student Personnel Services; an Education Specialist degree in Counseling Education from the University of Louisiana-Monroe; a master’s degree in Communications from the University of Louisiana-Monroe, and a bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University. She is a graduate of the Harvard University Summer Institute for Educational Management, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Millennium Leadership Institute, and a Fellow of the Nissan and the National Association for Equal Opportunity Leadership Institute for Academic Deans.
She is a sought-after speaker on issues related to cultural competency, the unique contributions of HBCU’s, and global education. She also has a number of publications to her credit and is a 1987-89 Louisiana State Board of Regents Fellow. Dr. Jackson-Hammond is the recipient of many state and national recognitions.
A native of Monroe, Louisiana, she is married to Dr. James Eric Hammond Sr. The couple has three children: James Eric Jr., who is married to Sylvia Woodard; Christopher Adam, and Erin Jenea. The Hammonds are the proud grandparents of Alexander, 6, and Franchesca, 2.
Husband: Dr. James Eric Hammond Sr.
James Eric Hammond Jr. is a math and science teacher with the Department of Defense. James, his wife Sylvia Woodard Hammond and their two children Alexander age 6 and Franchesca age 2 reside in Aviano, Italy.
Christopher Adam Hammond is a Technology Security Specialist and resides in Maryland.
Erin Jenea Hammond is a Program Coordinator and resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Grambling State University: Degree – Education Doctorate
University of Louisiana at Monroe: Degree – Education Specialist
University of Louisiana at Monroe: Degree – Master of Education
Grambling State University: Degree – Bachelor of Science
Career / Professional Experience:
H & H Educational Consultants, LLC –– Lead Consultant for Higher Education – specializing in strategic planning curriculum design, regional and professional accreditation, development and Implementation of standards – based assessments
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs –– Coppin State University
Dean, School of Education and Human Performance –– Professor, Winston-Salem State University
Assistant Dean, College of Education –– The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dean, College of Education and Human Performance –– Professor of Education, Delaware State University
Director for the Center for School Change and Assistant Dean, School of Education and Professional Studies, Delaware State University
Capital School District –– Secondary English Teacher, Dover, Delaware
Director of Student Development –– University of Louisiana in Monroe
Director of Adult Education –– California State University Dominguez Hills Teacher Education
Assistant Professor –– Department of Education University of Louisiana
Instructor/Coordinator of Developmental Reading –– University of Louisiana in Monroe
Secondary Education Teacher –– Monroe City Schools
Valentine, P., Famble, C., and Hammond, C. J. (2009) Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education and Policy. "Call for a new agenda: Educational policies and practices addressing a more diverse health professions workforce”. Vol. 2: 2, pp. 2-16.
Hammond, C. J. and McDermott, C. (1997) National Educational Association, “Merit Pay: Friend or Foe”
Hammond, C.J. (1993). Reflective Commentary, California Literacy Bulletin, 1996.
Hammond, C., Hashway, R., Duke I., Burke, L. (1992). College Student Journal, “Test Anxiety and Reading Test Performance”, Vol. 26:2, pp. 180-182. Mobile, AL.
Hashway, R., Hammond, C., Rogers, P. (1992). College Student Journal, “Stigmatizors vs. Equalitarian: Developmental Climate in College”, Vol 28:1, pp 93-97. Mobile, AL.
Hashway, R. Rogers, P., Hammond, C. (1991). Louisiana Research Journal. “The Stigma of Remediation in College”, Vol. 16:2, pp. 43-50.
Hammond, C. (1990) “Effective Counseling”. In R. Hashway (Ed.), Handbook of Developmental Education. (Pp. 300-346), New York, Connecticut, London: Praeger Press.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA –– Institute for Educational Management, Summer 2011
American Association of State Colleges and Universities Millennium Leadership Institute, 2006
Nissan and the National Association for Equal Opportunity Leadership Institute for Academic Deans, 2000
Coppin State University Teacher Education Advisement Retention Center (200,000/a-2010)
Winston-Salem State University Real Men Teach Program (150,000/a- 2008)
Winston-Salem State University Teacher Education Advisement Center (250,000/a-2007)
California State University Long Beach Upward Bound Proposal, (483,000–1992)
California State University Long Beach Science and Math Initiative, (180,000–1992)
California State University Dominquez Hills Upward Bound Proposal (480,000–1994)
California State University Long Beach JTPA Project 1992 (12,000)
Delaware Technical and Community
College Voyager Program (150,000-1998)
Delaware Technical and Community College Early Childhood Center ( 2000,000-1998)
Louisiana State Board of Regents Fellow, 1987-89
Affiliations / Associations / Organizations:
National Council of University Research Administrators
American Association for College Teachers of Education
International Reading Association
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Fraternity
Phi Delta Kappa Honor FraternityAmerican Supervision and Curriculum Development