Lisa Hammonds, EdD
Dr. Hammonds is an Academic Director at ACUE. With over 20 years of higher education experience in settings ranging from community college to graduate health and science, Hammonds has maintained an established career in teaching, faculty development, instructional design, and course development. This diverse experience allowed her to affect learning in multiple capacities. With an approach to instructional design that is learner-centered and focused on outcomes achievement, Hammonds has successfully partnered with faculty to implement evidence-based instructional practices. As the former director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Hammonds led campus-wide initiatives to enhance learning and persistence through the implementation of evidence-based instructional practices. As a member of the Presidential Taskforce for Online Learning, Hammonds served in a consultative role in the development of online academic programs.
With a passion for teaching and learning, coupled with a commitment to student success, Hammonds recognizes the importance of responding to the needs of learners’ needs by providing quality educational experiences. In her role as a computer science instructor, Hammonds taught undergraduate courses in computer programming, web development, software testing, and database management across multiple modalities.
Prior to her higher education career, Hammonds served as an industry professional in computer science and information technology. She draws upon her extensive background to provide consultation to faculty to support their efforts to incorporate research-based, student-centered learning innovations.
Hammonds earned a BS in Mathematics at the University of Houston, followed by an MS in Education from Capella University. Hammonds also received an EdD in Educational Leadership from Texas Wesleyan University. Her research interests include applying learner-centered teaching strategies in higher education, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math disciplines.