Debora Hammond is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies. She received a doctorate in the History of Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. Her graduate research focused on the history of systems thinking, and her dissertation has recently been published as The Science of Synthesis: Exploring the Social Implications of General Systems Theory.
Dr. Hammondâ€™s teaching revolves around the core issues of ecological sustainability and social justice â€“ how to create a healthy society that works for everyone. She has recently been teaching upper division seminars on Health and Healing, The Global Food Web, and A Systems View of the World. For the past three years, Dr. Hammond has been coordinating the Northern California Earth Institute, an organization that nurtures community dialogue on themes relating to the environment and sustainable living.