Centre College Emeritus Faculty
Ray K. Hammond• Professor Emeritus of Biology
Ray Hammond is professor emeritus of biology and biochemistry at Centre College where he has been a member of the faculty since 1972. Hammond also has accepted a number of administrative assignments at the college, including dean of students, vice president for student affairs, director of athletics, and chair of the Health and Human Performance program.
As a teacher, Hammond's principal areas of expertise are general biology, microbiology and biochemistry. During graduate school and for a decade after, he pursued extensive research on neutral lipid metabolism. He now is at work on an historical study of fermentation techniques that originated in Scotland and Ireland and their influence on the U.S. brewing and distilling industries.
In his role as Centre athletic director, Hammond developed a research project comparing the academic performance of college athletes during competitive seasons and in off-season times.
Hammond spent the 1980-81 academic year as visiting professor of biology at Silliman University in the Philippines, and he has lectured in biochemistry at St. George's University School of Medicine in the West Indies.
In 1987, Hammond was named Kentucky's “Outstanding Teacher in Science at the College-University Level.”
Hammond holds a B.A. from Centre College and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Kentucky.
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