The Story of the Declaration of Independence
Jun 30, 2022 12:00 PM
Dr. Christopher Hammons
The Story of the Declaration of Independence

Dr. Christopher Hammons is the Director of the Morris Family Center for
Law & Liberty and a professor of Political Science at Houston Baptist
University. He teaches courses in constitutional history, political thought,
and presidential politics.

Dr. Hammons received a B.A. in Government and History at the
University of Texas at Austin in 1991 and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political
Science at the University of Houston in 1997.

He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, the Albany Law Review, The Journal of Law &
Public Policy, Education Next, the Houston Business Journal, The Federalist website, and the Houston Chronicle.
His book, Constitutionalism of the American States, was nominated by the American Political Science Association for
best book in history and politics. His second book Origins of Our Founding Principles was released in 2019. He is
currently working on a book about the importance of the Federalist Papers.

Dr. Hammons is the recipient of several teaching awards and is a sought-after speaker on the American founding.

Dr. Hammons lives in Sugar Land, Texas with his wife and two children.