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Alumni Spotlight

Emily Hammer

Dr. Emily Ehrlich Hammer

Dr. Emily Ehrlich Hammer currently works at WTAMU in their Department of Management, Marketing, and General Business teaching HR as a non-tenure track faculty member. She is a Graduate School Alumna who received her B.A., MBA & Ph.D. at Texas Tech University.

After receiving her MBA she pursued a career in the corporate world for AT&T mobility and Dillard's incorporated. She then moved back to Lubbock and decided after working with the support operations for academic retention at Texas Tech she wanted to pursue a Ph.D. because she believed her passion was in teaching rather than administration.

During her Ph.D. program she received the United Supermarkets Fellowship and a notification she would have to have revisions for her medical condition called Hydrocephalus. Throughout her life she had over 50 revisions but she did not have one from the time she was 12 until 28. During her Ph.D. program she had revisions that year and the day of her photoshoot for the Fellowship she got out of the hospital. Through these trials her professors at Texas Tech University worked with her so she did not have to take any breaks despite her revision.

Texas Tech shaped Emily by really showing her what the university stands for "honor and pride" and that this university values giving back to others and taking care of their own. She looks forward to the future and to teaching her students to make the most out of their experiences and take all the service opportunities presented to them in order to give back.