Amy Jo M. Hammett, Ph.D.

Associate Clinical Professor

Amy Jo M. Hammett, Ph.D.

Contact

ahammett1@twu.edu
940-898-2397
ASSC 335

Biography

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 Associate 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.

Education

Ph.D., Plant Pathology, Texas A&M University, College Station, College Station, TX
B.S., Biology (Minor in Chemistry), Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas

Expertise

Microbiology; Botany; Ecology; Environmental Biology

Latest Articles

Making Lemonade for Adjunct Faculty
Department Chair (2021)
Juliet V Spencer, Amy Jo M Hammett, Youlonda FitzGerald

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

Recent Presentations

Adapting Biology Labs to Hybrid and Online Formats During the Covid-19 Pandemic.
American Associations of Colleges and Universities PKAL Network Spring Meeting (2021)
Podium | Amy Jo M. Hammett, Youlonda FitzGerald

Classroom Management: Online Teaching Best Practices for Graduate Students and Adjunct Professors in the Biology Department
Texas Woman's University (2021)
Faculty Workshop | Mandy Biggers, Youlonda FitzGerald, Amy Jo M Hammett, Samanthi Kottegoda

Tell me a story: Integrating narratives into learning RT-PCR and ELISA
American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (2021)
Podium | Erica Garcia, Ann Davis, Amy Jo M Hammett

Access in Word and PDFs
Texas Woman's University Teaching and Learning Symposium (2020)
Podium | Amy Jo M. Hammett

Teaching Labs in a Virtual World
Texas Woman's University Teaching and Learning Symposium (2020)
Podium | Amy Jo M. Hammett

To Buy or Not to Buy: The Impact of Open Educational Resources (OER) on Student-Performance.
American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (2020)
Podium | Samanthi Kottegoda, Amy Jo M Hammett

Classroom Management: Time Management for Graduate Students and Adjunct Professors in the Biology Department
Texas Woman's University (2020)
Faculty Workshop | Shazia Ahmed, Amy Jo M Hammett, Shaumarie Tanner

Getting started with iNaturalist
Little Elm Public Library (2020)
Faculty Workshop | Amy Jo M. Hammett, Camelia Maier

Increasing Environmental Awareness through Creative Website Design
CFE STAR Symposium (2019)
Poster | Amy Jo Hammett

Classroom Management for Graduate Students and Adjunct Professors in the Biology Department
Texas Woman's University (2019)
Faculty Workshop | S Ahmed, Amy Jo Hammett, S Tanner

Getting started with iNaturalist
Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (2019)
Faculty Workshop | Amy Jo M Hammett, Camelia Maier

Using iNaturalist to Engage Students in an Inquiry Driven Introductory Course.
SENCER Center for Innovation - Southwest 2019 Regional Symposium (2019)
Poster | Amy Jo M Hammett

Comparative Study of Stomata in Diverse Plant Lineages
Texas Society for Microscopy Annual Meeting (2019)
Poster | Urjitha Vardhineni, Shazia Ahmed, Amy Jo Hammett

Texas Woman's University Pollinator Gardens- Working Towards Conservation and Sustainability Education
International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability (2019)
Podium | Amy Jo Hammett, Lybeth Hodges, Camelia Maier

A world in a Gallon Bag: Learning about Life through a Microcosm Activity in Sci 1123: General Life Science.
CFE STAR Symposium (2019)
Poster | Tina Gumienny, Amy Jo Hammett

Searching for Xylella fastidiosa on Texas Woman's University Denton Campus: A Botany Lab Activity.
Pioneer Research at the Mall (2019)
Poster | Mafia Rumpa, Lindsey Haynes, Paramita Basu, Amy Jo M Hammett

Our Journey Incorporating Open Educational Resources
Helping Education with Alternative Resources & Textbooks Panel Discussion (2019)
Round Table | Amy Jo M. Hammett, Ann Davis, Shazia Ahmed, Brandi Falley

Evaluation of a Pseudomonas Identification Protocol in the TWU General Microbiology Lab for Student Learning Gains
Texas Woman's University Creative Arts and Research Symposium (2018)
Poster | D. Steffey, Amy Jo Hammett

Fastidious Engagement: Searching for Xylella fastidiosa in Leaf Samples during Botany Lab
Texas Woman's University Creative Arts and Research Symposium (2018)
Poster | L. P. Haynes, P. Basu, Amy Jo Hammett

Fastidious Engagement: Searching for Xylella fastidiosa in Leaf Samples during Botany Lab
American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) (2018)
Podium | Amy Jo Hammett, L. Haynes, P. Basu

Comparative Study of Stomata in Diverse Plant Lineages
Texas Woman's University Pioneer Research at the Mall (2018)
Poster | U. Vardhineni, Shazia Ahmed, Amy Jo Hammett

Using iNaturalist to Engage Students in an Inquiry Driven Introductory Course
Texas Woman's University Pioneer Research at the Mall (2018)
Poster | Amy Jo Hammett

Using iNaturalist for student in-class activities, civic engagement and citizen-science education
Texas Woman's University Teaching and Learning Symposium (2018)
Faculty Workshop | Amy Jo Hammett, C. Maier

Evaluating the implementation of an identification protocol for Pseudomonas isolates obtained from the Denton TWU campus by General Microbiology Students
Texas Woman's University Creative Arts and Research Symposium (2017)
Poster | D. Steffey, Amy Jo Hammett

Plant-care as self-care
Texas Woman's University Graduate Student Council (2017)
Faculty Workshop | Amy Jo Hammett, C. G-A. Maier

Determining the role of unc-16 in regulating TGF-β signaling in the C. elegans model system
TWU Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium (2016)
Poster | O. A. Pham, Amy Jo Hammett, T. Gumienny

ZP-domain protein DYF-7 is crucial for cell adhesion and a spectrum of sensory functions in C. elegans
Southwest Regional Developmental Biology Meeting (2015)
Poster | R. D. Schultz, Amy Jo Hammett, T. L. Gumienny

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)