Amy Jo M. Hammett, Ph.D.

Associate Clinical Professor


Amy Jo M. Hammett, Ph.D.

ASSC 320


Dr. Amy Jo Hammett earned her BS in Biology from Texas Woman’s University in 2006. While earning her Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, granted in 2011 from Texas A&M University in College Station, she studied microbial community interactions in naturally occurring saline soils as part of a second-generation biofuels project. After graduating, Dr. Hammett engaged in a research position with Dr. Tina Gumienny at TWU studying cell signaling in C. elegans. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Biology at TWU. She teaches environmental biology and microbiology in addition to supervising several biology teaching labs including microbiology, general microbiology, immunology, botany and ecology. Dr. Hammett chairs the Education Sub-Committee for the Dr. Bettye Myers Butterfly Garden.


Ph.D., Plant Pathology, Texas A&M University, College Station, College Station, TX, 2011
B.S., Biology, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, 2006


Microbiology; Botany; Ecology; Environmental Biology

Latest Articles

Who Let the Dogs Out? A Plea for Official Guidelines on Service Animals in the Teaching Laboratory
Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education (2019)
Amy Jo M Hammett, Juliet V Spencer

Evaluating the performance of carboxylate platform fermentations across diverse inocula originating as sediments from extreme environments.
Bioresource Technology (2014)
J L Cope, Amy Jo Hammett, E A Kolomiets, A K Forrest, K W Golub

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Microbiology - National
  • American Society for Microbiology - Texas
  • Beta Beta Beta, Biological Honor Society, Delta Epsilon Chapter
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Native Plant Society of Texas - Trinity Forks Chapter
  • Texas Society for Microscopy

Honors & Awards

  • Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy Scholar, Texas Woman's University (2019)
  • Assistant Graduate Faculty, Texas Woman's University (2019)
  • Scientific Teaching Fellow, NSF and HHMI Summer Institutes on Teaching (2018)
  • Biology Scholar Alumna, American Society for Microbiology (2018)
  • Scientific Teaching Fellow, NSF and HHMI Summer Institutes on Teaching (2018)
  • Pioneer Proud Staff Award, Texas Woman's University (2016)