Susan Hammond joined the Faulkner University family in the spring semester of 2012. She received her bachelor’s degree in computer information science from Freed-Hardeman University and an MBA in international business from Georgia State University. She is a doctoral candidate in computer science and software engineering at Auburn University. Hammond loves introducing computer science to students through the Introduction to Computer Science course, and also teaches Networking, Visual Programming, Project Management, Software Engineering, and Computers, Ethics and Society.
Before joining the academic world, Hammond worked in software development at HCA Healthcare, with the corporate offices for Holiday Inn Hotels and for the Internet-banking software provider S1. Throughout her industry career, she was engaged in a variety of software development roles, including programmer, programmer/analyst, software analyst, project manager and development manager.
Hammond’s current research interests include Test Driven Development (TDD), Software Engineering, Agile Development, and Project Management. She enjoys learning new things, which is a necessary trait when one is involved in the computer science arena.
“I choose to work at Faulkner because I believe in Christian education. I believe that every aspect of Christian education should be of the most excellent quality because it brings glory to God and it demonstrates that Christians are intelligent, thoughtful and committed to being the best we can be.”