Social and Behavioral Sciences

Christy Hammer Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Office Location

Bailey Hall C511, Gorham


(207) 883-3484

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Sociology of Education, University of New Hampshire


At USM LAC I teach Sociology, Ethics, Education, and Leadership courses, and appreciate the ability to work out my own eclectic, inter-disciplinary interests!  I earned my Ph.D. in Sociology of Education at the University of New Hampshire, and also specialized in the Sociology of Science and the Sociology of Race and Ethnic Relations.  I am mainly interested in the politics, economics, and socio-cultural aspects of K-16 education.

I worked in Civil Rights in the field of K-12 education for many years, and have won two awards for my Anti-Racism work in schools.  My "fifteen minutes of fame" was when I was featured on the national McNeil-Lehrer News Hour as a "gender equity expert" on the topic of single-sex schooling.  We live in Scarborough and have a beautiful daughter and an equally beautiful yellow lab!  I try to return "home" to Wyoming 3-4 times a year.