Rachel Hammond

Associate Professor of Business and Business Division Chair

Faculty Positions:

Traditional Undergrad Academics - Business

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Phone: 616-949-5300


Prior to joining Cornerstone University as a full-time faculty member, Dr. Rachel Hammond worked in the banking industry as a corporate trainer and human resources development manager. She teaches Strategic Management, Principles of Management, Business Communications and other management-related classes.

"It matters that our students not only learn what it means to be competent business professionals, but that they approach their vocation with the understanding that their work matters to God."



  • Lilly Conference: "Impact of Student-Led/Professor-Led Instruction," October 2016
  • GRTS Everyday Works: Panelist, Spring 2015 and 2016
  • CU Chapel: "Practice of Gratitude: Part 2," November 2015
  • Faculty Work Day: "Creating & Sustaining an Inclusive Classroom," August 2015
  • Lilly Conference: "Creating & Sustaining an Inclusive Classroom," October 2015
  • Women in Leadership Conference: "Encouraging Gender Diversity from the Boardroom to the Trenches," April 2015
  • Take our Place at the Table: "HR Roadmap for Women," April 2015
  • CU Chapel: "Hope in the Face of Failure," February 2015
  • Women Speak: "Identity," February 2015
  • CU Chapel: "Practice of Gratitude: Part 1," November 2014
  • CU Chapel: "Shalom Seekers," February 2014

Campus Involvement

  • CELT Committee Member
  • CU Lean In Circle Co-Leader
  • Faculty Adviser for Cornerstone's Enactus Team


  • D.B.A., Management, Anderson University (2018)
  • M.M., Organizational Communication, Aquinas College (2002)
  • B.A., Communication Arts, Cornerstone University (1999)


—Spending time with her family
—Serving at her church
—The occasional urban adventure race


—SoTL Research: Faith & Work in Principles of Management
—Gender Diversity and Non-Profit Financial Performance