Jay M. Hammond, PhD
Associate Professor

"The fact that God is a trinity is...the foundation of the entire Christian faith."  (Bonaventure, De mysterio Trinitatis, q. 1, a. 1, concl.)

I have been working at SLU since 2003. My research focuses in three areas: the writings of Francis of Assisi, those of Bonaventure, and the mural decoration of the upper church of the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi.

My teaching focuses on Theology 1000 and 2000 level courses in the SLU Core Curriculum. I especially enjoy teaching for the Micah Program and in the DTS Religious Education Program.

Beyond my teaching and research I enjoy the blessings of many friends and family with whom I laugh often. My wife Nancy is a physical therapist and avid marathoner. My four boys Jacob (13), Lucas (11), Nicholas (9), and Andrew (7) remind me that meaningful relationships are the greatest gifts.