Dr. Pamela Hammond
Office of the Provost
Hampton, VA 23668
The mission of the Office of the Provost is to provide oversight for academic affairs, including the University's colleges, schools, departments, other academic units, faculty and students. The Provost implements matters relating to educational policies and handles the adjudication of student academic affairs. An environment of creativity and support is sustained by ensuring teaching excellence and groundbreaking research through means of faculty development, effective long-range planning, periodic program reviews and the retaining of distinguished faculty committed to teaching, research and service. Quality of the academic program is further enhanced by determining the University's technological plan and ensuring that the necessary resources are in place to support academic programs as well as overseeing the procedures and criteria for the tenure and promotion process, the hiring of quality faculty, and post-tenure review. As the Chief Operating Officer, the Provost reports directly to the President.
Dr. Pamela V. Hammond is Provost and the immediate past dean of the School of Nursing at Hampton University. Through Dr. Hammond's efforts, Hampton University implemented the first PhD program in nursing at a historically black college or university in 1999, resulting in an increase in the numbers of doctorally prepared racial and ethnic minority nurses. She has held a variety of leadership positions of increasing responsibility and dedicated herself to promoting the education and well-being of students and the health and welfare of underserved, abused, and neglected individuals. Her most notable appointments have been to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Library of Medicine Environmental Health Information Partnership, Virginia Board of Nursing, and the Advisory Council on the Future of Nursing in Virginia. Dr. Hammond continues to serve on several boards and is an active member of numerous professional organizations including the acclaimed American Academy of Nursing and the Academy of Nursing Education. She has authored and co-authored articles and chapters on a variety of topics, including health disparities, doctoral education, recruitment and retention of minority students, and child abuse and neglect. Dr. Hammond holds the BS degree in Nursing from Tuskegee University, a MS in Maternal Child Nursing from the University of Maryland-Baltimore, and doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University.