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Our Founding

The Hammond Institute was founded in 2013 following a generous gift from John W. Hammond, a long-time member of Lindenwood's Board of Trustees.

Institute and Center Directors

Fellows and Coordinators

Carol M. Felzien
Director of Administration


Matt Adams

Matt M. Adams
Coordinator, Justice American Style


Tawni Ferrarini

Tawni Hunt Ferrarini
Senior Research Fellow and Plaster Professor of Economic Education


Tim W. Jones 
Senior Policy Fellow


James V. Shuls
Research Fellow


Jeanie Thies 
Senior Research Fellow and Director, CJ Initiative


Dale Walton

Dale Walton
Senior Research Fellow

Our mission

The Hammond Institute is a research and education center in the Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Lindenwood University. Its mission is to foster free enterprise and civil and religious liberty through the examination of market-oriented approaches to economic and social issues. This mission is based on the view that a limited government, such as that laid out in the Constitutional foundation of the United States, is a necessary component of a just and prosperous society.

Statement of Principles
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