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Teaching Professor

2000, Doctor of English Education, Columbia University

1995, EdM, Columbia University

1994, MA, Columbia University

1990, BA, SUNY-Albany


Dr. Hammer joined UNC’s English faculty in the Fall of 2007.  His teaching is focused primarily on Digital Rhetoric, Composition, Film, English Pedagogy, and Writing for Health and Medicine.  Dr. Hammer also serves as the Director of Writing Assessment and Placement and serves as the principal investigator for the English department’s longitudinal assessment study.



  • Hammer, Bradley, College Composition and Communication (CCC), 61:1, September 2009, FORUM, pp.A1-A5, Defining the Material and Disciplinary Limits of Contingency
  • Hammer, Bradley, College Composition and Communication (CCC), 59:4, June 2008, pp.821-825)–Review of, Democratic Dialogue in Education: Troubling Speech, Disturbing Silence by Megan Boler
  • Comer, Denise, and Hammer, Bradley, “The Efficacy of Online Response: Pedagogical Imperatives, Faculty Approaches and Student Feedback,” chapter included in: Writing and the iGeneration: Composition in the Computer-Mediated Classroom, Editors Terry Carter and Maria Clayton, Fountainhead Press, Southlake, 2008
  • Hammer, Bradley, College Composition and Communication (CCC), 62:1, September 2010, FORUM, pp.A1-A3, The Need for Research in “Contingency Studies”
  • Hammer, Bradley, College Composition and Communication (CCC), 63:1, September 2011, FORUM, pp.A1-A5, Reframing the Discourse: Contingent Voices, “Marginal” Teaching, and the Absence of “Contingency Studies”
  • Hammer, Bradley, The Elements of Composition, Under Contract, Shanghai University Press

Teaching Awards

  • Chancellor’s Teaching Award, 2018
  • Joseph M. Flora Outstanding Teaching Award 2011
  • Apple Distinguished Educator Award 2000

Courses Taught:

  • ENGL 105i — Writing for Health and Medicine
  • ENGL 143:  Film and Culture
  • ENGL 400:  Advanced Methods for Teachers
  • ENGL 318: Multimodal Composition