Image of Dr. Aundrea Snitker

Associate Professor of Social Sciences and Dean of the Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Division of: Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: 503-517-1050
  • Ph.D. in Gender Studies specializing in Masculinities, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University
  • M.A. in Women’s Studies, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University
  • M.S. in Sociology, Portland State University
  • B.A. in Sociology, George Fox University
Areas of Teaching:
  • Gender
  • Research Methodologies
  • Sexualities
  • Human services
Research Passion:

My research passions include two areas: masculinities and assessment.  My research focusing on masculinities centers on the intersection of fatherhood, masculinities, and access to power within our patriarchal society.  In addition, I am passionate about academic assessment in higher education, focusing on assessment for continuous improvement.

Academic Accomplishments:
  • 2020-2021 NWCCU Mission Completion Fellow
  • Snitker, Aundrea. 2019. “In Isolation: Stay-at-home Fathers and Masculinities,” Conference on Masculinities and Gender: Research, Practice, and Community Activism to Promote Social Change, Panel Presentation: Dads and Bods: Early Adulthood Masculinities, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Snitker, Aundrea. 2018. “Not Mr. Mom: Navigating Discourses for Stay-at-Home Fathers,” The Journal of Men’s Studies. 26(2):203-221.
  • Snitker, Aundrea. 2015. “Using Multiple Qualitative Methods: Stay-at-home Fathers and Masculinities,” Society for the Study of Social Problems Meetings, Panel Session: Unmasking Inequalities, Chicago, IL
  • Snitker, Aundrea. 2013. “Embodied Masculinity: Challenges to Normative Constructions of Fatherhood,” National Women’s Studies Association Meetings, Paper Sessions: Subverting the “Norm”: Family Rhetoric and Embodied Narratives, Cincinnati, OH
  • Snitker, Aundrea. 2013. “Talk of Sexual Intimacy on Stay-at-home Father Online Forums: Discussions of Masculinities, Heteronormativity and Gendered Assumptions,” American Sociological Association Meetings, Regular Session: Masculinities 2, New York, NY
Professional Affiliations:
  • Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education

Dr. Snitker is the chair of the Division of Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Professor of Social Science. Previous to taking this role in Fall 2020, she served as the Director of Assessment and Institutional Research at Warner Pacific University.  She started at Warner Pacific University in 2016, bringing with her experience in both the social sciences and humanities.  Dr. Snitker has over 12 years of experience in research including her work at the Institute of Humanities Research at Arizona State University.  She has also presented her research at several national conferences including the American Sociological Association meetings, the National Women’s Studies Association meetings, and the Society for the Study of Social Problem meetings.  Her experiences in both the social sciences and humanities give her a unique perspective when serving as chair in a division that supports programs across disciplines. Additionally, as a teaching associate in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, she has extensive teaching experience within higher education.