Dr. Hammons earned his Ph. D. from the University of Houston and joined the HBU faculty in 1998. He offers courses in American Political Thought, Quantitative Methods, and the Presidency, as well as introductory courses in political science and government. He was a White House Intern in 1991 and served in the Office of Presidential Advance and Media Relations. His award-winning teaching engages students in a conversation that relates classical concepts and theories to current events and modern politics. While teaching is his priority, Dr. Hammons remains active in the discipline of political science. His research interests include constitutional design and federalism with an ongoing collection and analysis of data related to American state constitutions. The results of this effort have been presented at several conferences, and are published in the prestigious American Political Science Review. Additionally, Dr. Hammons is an education researcher and has published articles on voucher programs, home-schooling and special-education programs.