Dr. Scott Hamm


Dr. Scott E. Hamm has a dual appointment serving as an Assistant Professor of Education in the College of Human Sciences and Educational Studies and as the Director of Online Education.

He completed his Doctorate of Educational Ministry at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and earned the Master of Religious Education at Abilene Christian University and his B.S. in Rehabilitation Education from the Pennsylvania State University. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Information systems from Nova Southeastern University.

He teaches courses in the graduate education program and developed and teaches the HSU online teacher certification course at HSU. Prior to Hardin-Simmons University, Hamm served as the Director of Mobile Learning Research at Abilene Christian University. He began his higher education career teaching at Dallas Christian College while serving as the adult minister in two different churches in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. 

He is an active member of the board of directors for the Academy of Technology, Engineering, Math, and Science, the West Texas Telecommunications Consortium, and City Vision College. He is a visiting scholar at Capella University and a frequent contributor to the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository. He teaches online professional development workshops for the Online Learning Consortium focused on the integration of mobile devices in online education and training faculty how to teach online. He is a member of the Texas Faculty Development Network, the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, the Texas Distance Learning Association, the United States Distance Learning Association, and the Association of Christian Distance Educators (ACDE). He has received awards for his teaching and research in online education for Why Texting Should be Part of Teaching, the Use of Mobile Devices in Blended and Online Environments, and has received a course of the year award from the ACDE.

Degrees Earned


  • Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1985.
  • Master of Religious Education, Abilene Christian University, 1992
  • Doctor of Educational Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2006.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nova Southeastern University, current.


  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
  • Military Friendly
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  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network