Set to begin July 1, Dr. Michael “Mike” Hammond has been appointed president of Gordon College in Massachusetts.
As the provost and executive vice president at Taylor University, Hammond also served as professor of history and academic dean for the School of Humanities, Arts and Biblical Studies.
Throughout his over 25 year career, Hammond’s research has focused on the intersection of race and religion in 20th century American history, U.S. Christianity and the Civil Rights movement. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Taylor University, a master’s degree from Wheaton College and a Ph.D. from University of Arkansas.
“I look forward to seeing Gordon grow as a place where vigorous academic research and teaching are integrated with vibrant Christianity — where servant leadership is practiced, modeled and cultivated in our campus community and echoed through our alumni who faithfully participate in the work of Jesus Christ in the world,” Hammond said in a statement.