Harvard Professor Receives a Presidential Appointment

taskforceEvelynn M. Hammonds, the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University, was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Professor Hammonds has served on the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities since 2010.

Dr. Hammonds joined the Harvard faculty in 2002 after teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for nearly a decade. At Harvard, she has served as dean of Harvard College and as senior vice president for faculty development and diversity.

Professor Hammonds is a graduate of Spelman College. She holds a second bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a master’s degree from MIT, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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    • Congratulations Professor Hammonds on continuing jobs well done. Thank you for your many years of service to the Academy. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

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