The International Society of Female Professionals Recognizes Tammy L. Hodo, Ph.D. (She, Her, Hers)


Dr. Tammy L. Hodo is an advocate of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice (DEIJ) Subject Matter Expert in the field of DEIJ, TEDx Speaker, Educator, Course Developer, and successful Author. Tammy earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Urban Studies, with a minor in sociology and specializations in race, class, gender, and ethnicity. She worked in academia for over 18 years in a variety of positions to include faculty member and Administrator. Tammy has also served our country in the U.S. Navy and is a service-connected disabled veteran.

She is the President of All Things Diverse LLC, in Jacksonville, FL. All Things Diverse is an educational consulting company working with organizations to optimize employee productivity through recognizing the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  All Things Diverse 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. Some of her most recent past clients include the City of Jacksonville, Veterans Administration and the City of Tampa.

She also serves as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian New York College, where she developed and teaches a course on “The Inclusive Workplace” for their newly developed accredited Master in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program. Some of her prior academic experiences include Visiting Assistant Professor at University of North Florida, and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director for Florida Coastal School of Law. While traveling the world with her active duty husband, Tammy worked at various universities as an adjunct professor in the Sociology Department.  She has also served as a Department Chair and Dean of a Technical College.

As a biracial woman, Dr. Tammy L. Hodo has experienced two different Americas: one for whites and one for blacks. As a Ph.D. social scientist who studies the impacts the variables of race, class, ethnicity, and sex have on life chances, she has incredible insight into how to start the difficult dialogue about the irrelevance of enduring racial constructs. Her company teaches courses on implicit bias, microaggression, antiracism, gender inclusive workplaces, leading diverse teams, correct pronouns, etc.  They educate people on the variables of religion, sexual identity, expression, ablism, age, etc. We need to work toward a world that doesn’t put labels on people due to variables outside of their control.

Tammy has provided training to local and national organizations all under the umbrella of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has written course content on implicit biases and micro aggressions for a national educational vendor that is being used at hundreds of colleges and universities. 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. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community at Ted X Jacksonville.

She has several publications to include:
● “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.
● Hodo, T., Whitfield, J., Van Brunt, B., & Fitch, P. (2022) How to Engage in Difficult Conversations on Identity, Race, and Politics in Higher Education: A Practical Guide for Faculty. Routledge House.
● 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.
● Hodo, Tammy L. & Belgrave, Faye (2021). “The Urban Experiences of African American Families.” In African American Families: Research, Theory, and Practice (pp 320-350), Belgrave, Faye, Goings, Trenette C. & Jones, Heather. Cognella Academic Publishing, CA.
● Belgrave, Faye & Hodo, Tammy L. (2021). “Theoretical and Methodological Issues of Studying the African American Family.” In African American Families: Research, Theory, and Practice (pp 180-210), Belgrave, Faye, Goings, Trenette C. & Jones, Heather. Cognella Academic Publishing, CA.[TLH13]

International Society of Female Professionals Member, Dr. Tammy L.  Hodo, can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.