John E. Hammett III, Ed.D.

Interim Dean/Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Director, M.B.A. Program

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About Dr. Hammett III

Dr. John E. Hammett III is the interim dean/associate dean for Graduate Studies and director of the MBA program. He is currently Lead Principal Investigator for the NSF Noyce scholarship grant program and also contributes to the Title III SURGE grant, supporting its tutoring program. He has been co-chair of two successful Middle States re-accreditation efforts, and was a leader in academic assessment work on campus. In terms of professional development, he is a past president of two state mathematics education organizations, and has presented at conferences across the continent on a variety of topics in the learning and teaching mathematics.

“Ever since my graduate studies in the learning and teaching of college mathematics, student engagement in an active, learner-centered mathematics classroom is the foundation.”

Career & Accomplishments


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Ed.D.

  • Cornell University, M.S.

  • Drew University, B.A.


  • 2019 recipient of the George F. Johnson Faculty Award for excellence in teaching

  • 2014 recipient of the Max Sobel Award as Outstanding Mathematics Educator in New Jersey


An Ode to the Prince of Puzzles and Paradoxes
J.E. Hammett III – Journal of Recreational Mathematics, 2011

An Appreciation of Mathematical Poetry Begins with What It Isn’t
J.E. Hammett III – New Jersey Mathematics Teacher, 2010

A Tale of the Test Journal
J.E. Hammett III – Virginia Mathematics Teacher, 2010


Building Sustainable Partnerships for 21st Century STEM Teachers
J.E. Hammett III, Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland, 2019

Pondering New Jersey’s Peacock Proud Epsilon Chapter in Verse
J.E. Hammett III, Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, 2018

Presidential Portraits: Exploring Data Analysis Kinesthetically
J.E. Hammett III, Centennial Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey, New Jersey, 2014,