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Emily Hammer

Assistant Director
Holden Hall Room 78
8067423242phone number  
emily.hammer@ttu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Emily Ehrlich Hammer holds a Ph.D. in Education with a minor in Business Administration, an M.B.A.in Management and Leadership, and a B.B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Political Science all from Texas Tech University. As an avid Red Raider, Emily prides herself on increasing student success at Texas Tech University. She has served on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board TSI Adult Basic Education Diagnostic Standard Setting for the new TSI Assessment and presented at multiple conferences regarding student success in the TSI Developmental Education program at Texas Tech University. Dr. Hammer holds memberships in American Educational Research Association, American Marketing Association, Texas College Reading and Learning Association, and Texas Association for Developmental Education. She is published in the Journal of Philosophy and History of Education and Research and Teaching in Developmental Education. Her dissertation was TSI Developmental Education: A Mixed Methods Action Research Program Evaluation at a Large University. In her spare time, she volunteers with her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta as the Community Involvement Advisor and the President of the Lubbock Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta. Dr. Hammer also volunteers in the community and with her church.


Paul Pierce

TSI Instructor
Holden Hall Room 78
8067423242phone number  
paul.pierce@ttu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Paul Pierce served on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board TSI Assessment Standard Setting Committee and has been teaching mathematics for over 20 years. He holds a Master's Degree in Mathematics from Texas Tech University. He has taught a range of courses, covering basic math to Calculus I. He has taught at Texas Tech University, Midwestern State University, and South Plains College. Paul is currently the TSI Mathematics Instructor at Texas Tech University. He has also published multiple textbooks on developmental mathematics.


Osariemen Osaghae

Texas Success Faculty
Holden Hall Room 78
8067423242phone number  
osariemen.j.osaghae@ttu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Osariemen Osaghae served on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board TSI Assessment Item Review Team as a faculty member who reviewed the items on the new TSI Assessment. She has taught in higher education for five years. Osariemen holds a Master's in Education from Texas Tech University. Currently, she is working on her dissertation with a projected defense of August 2014.


Christine Hunt

Senior Advisor
Holden Hall Room 78
8067423242phone number  
christine.hunt@ttu.edu

Christine Hunt is originally from Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development. Before Christine attended TCU she danced as a professional ballerina with ballet companies across the United States. Such as Texas Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet, Ballet West, Kirov Ballet Academy and Pacific Northwest Ballet companies, to name a few, before attending TCU. During her time at TCU, Christine continued her professional career in ballet dancing with Texas Ballet Theater in Fort Worth. She also danced with the TCU dance department, was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, and worked as a research assistant in the Neuroscience and Child Development lab. She has presented her research at the Texas Christian University Research Symposium and at the Society for Neuroscience Convention and has been published in the journal of Neuroscience. Christine lives in Lubbock with her husband who currently attends TTUHSC School of Medicine. Although, Christine has retired from dancing professionally she currently teaches at Christmann Academy of Dance and Ballet Lubbock. After Christine obtains her Master's degree, she is planning on pursuing her Ph.D in Sports Medicine.


Cheyenne Belew

Advisor
Holden Hall Room 78
8067423242phone number  
cheyenne.belew@ttu.edu

Cheyenne Belew graduated from Texas Tech University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She hails from Sweetwater, Texas, home of the Rattlesnake Round-up. Cheyenne, a first generation graduate, enjoys talking to and helping students toward academic success. Prior to working at Texas Tech, Cheyenne worked in the retail field where she realized how much she enjoys problem solving and working with people. She and her fiance, Preston, are both avid readers and enthusiastic Red Raider fans.