Tammy Hodo

Tammy Hodo, Ph.D.

Tammy L Hodo is from Milwaukee, WI, which continues to be among the top three most segregated metropolitan statistic areas in America. Her parents married in 1962, which would not be a big deal, except her parents did not match. Tammy’s mother is of German, English, and Welsh descent while her father was African American. She grew up in a predominantly white space on the eastside of Milwaukee. Upon completing high school Tammy enlisted in the U.S. Navy where she served a four-year tour. After receiving her honorable discharge, Tammy began her college journey.

 

Tammy earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Urban Studies, with a minor in Sociology in which she specializations in Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity. Utilizing Critical Race Theory, she interviewed over 45 minority faculty members at a major urban Predominantly White Institute (PWI) of higher education to gain insight into their experiences in a historically white space. Though her interviews she found that departments matter as minority faculty in diverse departments had very different experiences than those who were the only one or one of a few in a department. 

 

Tammy has worked in academia for over 18 years in a variety of positions, including faculty and university administrator. Her most recent administrative role was the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a law school where she was responsible for policy development and overall institutional compliance for students, faculty, and staff related to discrimination and harassment.  Tammy completed a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology position at the University of North Florida (UNF). She taught Urban Sociology and Racial and Ethnic Minorities. Tammy continues to be active in academia as she writes academic articles relevant to the experiences of minorities in America.

 

Her publications include “Black Scholars’ Speak about Diversity or the Lack Thereof in Academia,” and “When Women Stalk, Sexually Abuse Men: The Hidden Side of Rape, Stalking and Sexual Assault,” which was published by Praeger. Her most recent publications (2021) are two chapters in African American Families: Research, Theory, and Practice, Belgrave, Faye, Goings, Trenette C. & Jones, Heather. Cognella Academic Publishing, CA. Tammy discusses the experiences of African American in the Urban Environment and the Sociological Methodologies that have been used to examine African American Families.

 

She is a TEDx Jacksonville speaker, where she spoke about “The Social Implications of Race.” She has written course content for a major educational vendor on implicit bias and microaggressions that is being used at hundreds of colleges and universities. She has written course content on discrimination for the K-12 school system as well as for corporations. Tammy sits on several boards to include The Jacksonville Urban League and FemArt.

 

She established All Things Diverse LLC in 2018 to educate the masses about the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion. All Things Diverse, LLC provides consulting services to businesses, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and government entities who value diversity and want to develop a high performing inclusive workforce. All Things Diverse, LLC is dedicated to helping organizations realize the full potential that can only be achieved through deliberate action. The company is committed to helping its clients create a workplace culture of belonging where everyone can thrive.