Snitker, Dr. Aundrea

Title: Associate Professor; Chair of Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences


  • 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

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.  My work as Director of Assessment and Institutional Research embodies my passion for assessment in higher education.

Academic Accomplishments:

  • 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 Director of Assessment and Institutional Research at Warner Pacific University.  She started this position in 2016, bringing with her experience in both the social sciences and humanities.  Dr. Snitker has over 9 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 on the role of assessment and institutional research within higher education.  She also brings with her statistical knowledge from her graduate work at Portland State University and Arizona State University. Additionally, as a teaching associate in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, she has extensive teaching experience within higher education.