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Tammy Hodo


Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Diversity in Academia
  • Race, place and Inequality
  • Mass Incarceration


PhD. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2009

          Major:  Urban Studies

          Minor:  Sociology

          Specialization in Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity

Dissertation Title: “A Critical Analysis of an Urban Research University: Climate, Culture and Minority Faculty.”

Major Professor: William Velez, PhD


 MPA. Columbus State University, 1998

           Major: Government Administration (Policy)

B.S., Albany State University, 1997

         Major: Criminal Justice


Dr. Hodo is from Milwaukee, WI.  She obtained her doctorate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Urban Studies with a minor in Sociology.  She has served in a vareity of college administrator roles as well as faculty in the areas of Sociology and Criminal Justice as she traveled the world with her recently retired Army husband. 



  • Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, June 2005
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Nova Services for serving as a member of the Board of Directors, and as a Board of Directors Officer.
  • National Deans List for Graduate Students 1997-1998, 2005-2009.
  • ATIXA Member and certified level 5 Title IX Coordinator/Investigator.
  • ATIXA Level 2 Civil Rights Investigator.
  • Submitted and subsequently won the Diversity Employee award, which is annual award given by the Jacksonville Bar Association Diversity Committee for Florida Coastal School of Law.
  • Submitted and subsequently won Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for Florida Coastal School of Law, two consecutive years (2016 and 2017).
  • Recipient of the Florida Coastal School of Law Staff Vision Award (2018).


  • Association of Black Sociologist
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)
  • National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)
  • Florida Diversity Council

Publications & Presentations


  • Closing Keynote speaker, the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBita), Nov 2018. Speech entitled: “Does Implicit Bias Influence your Behavior Intervention Team?  A Conversation about Microaggressions and the Effects of Implicit Biases on Marginalized Groups in Academia.”
  • “The Crisis within our Community: The State of the Black Family.” 32nd Annual Conference on Crime in the Black Community, Orlando, FL (2017). Office of the Attorney General FL, Division of Victim Services.
  • “Minorities in Higher Education.” Yearly National Law Review Symposium March 2017.
  • “The Relevance of Diversity in Clinical Education” a presentation at the Sixth Annual Clinical Conference at Charlotte School of Law, October 2016.
  •  “Building a Sense of Community in a Dynamic Urban Environment: Utilizing Support Networks to Develop the Whole Child.” Virginia Union University forum on The Urban Environment and its impact on Children, 2015.
  • “Challenges Facing Today’s Youth.” Youth and College Division Educational Forum of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Chesapeake, VA. 2015.
  • “When Women Sexually Assault.”  Academy of Criminal Justice Science Conference 2014.
  • “Abused Men” panel segment Huffington Post via web chat July 31, 2013
  • “Conceptualizing, Researching, and Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation.” A workshop     presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, March 4, 2011.
  • "A Critical Analysis of an Urban Research University: Climate, Culture, and Minority Faculty." Chapter of dissertation presented at the 14th Annual Urban Studies Student Forum, UW-Milwaukee, April 4, 2009.
  • "History of African Americans in Academia: A Literature Review."  Paper presented at           11th Annual Urban Studies Student Forum, UW-Milwaukee, April 2006.


  • “Black Scholars’ Speak about Diversity or the Lack Thereof in Academia.” Florida Coastal Law Review, Vol. 18 (No. 3), Summer 2017. pp. 367-391.
  • “Voices from Within: The Academic Experiences of Minority Scholars at a Midwest Research University.” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, e.polis, 2009, 3; pp. 25-59.


  • Cook, Philip W, with Hodo, Tammy L. “When Women Stalk, Sexually Abuse Men: The Hidden Side of Rape, Stalking, Harassment and Sexual Assault.” Praeger Publishers, June 2013.

Contact Information

(904) 620-2850