Evelynn M. Hammonds

Dr. Evelynn M. Hammonds is the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African-American studies at Harvard University. She served as Dean of  Harvard College from 2008-2013.  Prior to her appointment as dean, she was Harvard University’s first senior vice provost for faculty development and diversity beginning in July 2005. Prof. Hammonds joined the faculty of arts and sciences at Harvard in 2002 after teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she was the founding director of the Center for the Study of Diversity in Science, Technology, and Medicine. In February 2010, Prof. Hammonds was appointed to President Barack Obama’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. She also sits on the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) a congressionally mandated oversight committee of the National Science Foundation (NSF). She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Spelman College, the Board of Overseers of the Museum of Science in Boston and a member of the board of the Arcus Foundation. Prof. Hammonds holds honorary degrees from Spelman College and Bates College.

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