Wayne Gordon Hammond (born February 11, 1953) is an American scholar known for his research and writings on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien.[1][2]



Wayne Hammond was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and then raised in Brooklyn, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors as an English major at Baldwin-Wallace College in 1975. He gained his Master of Arts degree in Library Science from the University of Michigan in 1976. From August 1976 to June 2015, he was Assistant Librarian of the Chapin Library of Rare Books at Williams College, and in July 2015 was promoted to Chapin Librarian.[3]

In 1994, Hammond married fellow Tolkien scholar Christina Scull, and the two have since collaborated on several projects.[3] John Garth describes Hammond and Scull as "two highly regarded veterans of Tolkien studies."[4]

Their book J. R. R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator won the 1996 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies, one of five such awards that Hammond has won.[5]



See also



  1. ^ Mitchell, Philip Irving. "A Beginner's Guide to Tolkien Criticism". Dallas Baptist University. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  2. ^ "A Select Bibliography of Works about John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973)". St. Bonaventure University. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b Hammond, Wayne G.; Scull, Christina. "Who We Are". wayne & christina. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  4. ^ Garth, John (15 May 2007). "The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide, Volume I: Chronology, and: Volume II: Reader's Guide (review)". Tolkien Studies. 4 (1): 255–266. doi:10.1353/tks.2007.0019. S2CID 170907016.
  5. ^ "Mythopoeic Awards – Scholarship". Mythopoeic Society. Retrieved 18 September 2020.