Sam Hammer
  Sam grew up in the Midwest and his first career was as a social worker. In 1982 he moved to Alaska, where he fell in love with the plant world. He returned to the "lower 48" to get an MA at San Francisco State University and later earned his PhD at Harvard. He has been teaching science to non-scientist undergraduates at Boston University since 1993. He teaches several online courses for BU's Undergraduate Degree Completion Program, which serves adult learners who are completing their BA degrees. Sam also teaches "Botany for Designers" to adult design students at the Boston Architectural College. Sam has traveled extensively in Australia and New Zealand under the auspices of the National Geographic Society and the National Science Foundation. He travels frequently to Mexico with his wife, Janet, where both enjoy exploring archeological sites and the second class bus system. Sam lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, got rid of his car after the last kid moved out of the house, and rides his bike to work all year.
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