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Rick Hammett

Contributing Faculty
Richard Hammett

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

Degree Program Doctor of Education (EdD)

Richard (Rick) Hammett, Ed.D. is Managing Principal of Emotional Intelligence Learning Systems, Inc. (EILS). EILS is an education, training, consulting, research, and publishing concern dedicated to building healthy and effective individuals, schools, organizations, and communities.

Rick’s professional philosophy provides for positive and personally meaningful change, best achieved through a person-centered coaching perspective that includes the transformative emotional intelligence (EI) approach of Nelson and Low (1977 – present). In his work with clients, students, and colleagues Rick integrates the Emotional Learning System (ELS) (Nelson & Low, 2003) with EILS’s family of proprietary positive assessment instruments to model and teach emotional intelligence, personal skills, and leadership development.

Throughout his 28-year career in the U.S. Navy, Rick’s own transformations were facilitated through important relationships and professional growth milestones that culminated with a commission as an Ensign in the unrestricted line (surface warfare) followed by 18 more years of service. After retiring from the Navy he received his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University-Kingsville where his studies and research concentrated on the personal excellence model of emotional intelligence, adult education, counseling, and coaching.

Courses Taught

EDAD 8141 - Applied Research in Education

EDAD 7201 - Applied Research in Education

EDAD 8145 - Research in Practice

EDUC 8644 - Research in Practice

EDUC 8106 - Research in Practice

EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research

EDDD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research

EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus

EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone

EDUC 7012 - Applied Research in Adult Learning

EDUC 8102 - Applied Research in Adult Learning

EDUC 8090 - Doctoral Study Intensive

EDUC 8644 - Research in Practice

EDAD 8145 - Research in Practice

EDUC 8145 - Research in Practice

EDUC 8106 - Research in Practice

RESI 8201 - EDD Residency

Education

AAS, City Colleges of Chicago

BA, University of Texas-Austin

MS, Troy State University

EdD, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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