Dr. Tammy Reedy-Strother

Chair, Department of Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, & Family Science

Dr. Tammy L. Reedy-Strother, Chair of the Department of Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, & Family Science, earned her doctor of philosophy degree in sociology and graduate certificate in women’s studies from the University of Kentucky and her master of arts in sociology and bachelor of science in mathematics and sociology with a minor in religious studies from Marshall University. She has doctoral specializations in social inequalities, particularly gender, race, and class; religion; and aging; as well as quantitative research methods. Dr. Reedy-Strother is also co-coordinator of women’s studies at AU and teaches in the honors program.

Before coming to Anderson University in 2011, she previously taught at the University of Kentucky and Marshall University. Her areas of research focus primarily on social inequalities and her most recent work focuses specifically on women in ministry. She has also conducted studies on disparities in placement and salaries at universities by gender and race/ethnicity, health disparities in Appalachia, the social constructions of elder abuse, and demographic analyses of social and economic disparities of communities. She has authored several articles and presented her research findings at regional, national, and international conferences.

Dr. Reedy-Strother is married to Dr. Eric S. Strother, a musicologist and music theorist who also teaches at AU, and they have two young sons. She spends a lot of her free time volunteering with children at her church and in the community.

Associate Professor of Sociology
B.S., M.A., Marshall University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky