Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Economics, 2002
M.A., Vanderbilt University, Economics, 2000
B.S., Furman University, Economics, 1997
Dr. Claudia Strow specializes in labor economics, economics of the household, and economics of gender. She has published in each of these areas as well as in the areas of economics of the economic history and social welfare theory. She also has devised and published a number of pedagogical tools for economics and has co-written a principles textbook. Dr. Strow's current research is examining the influence of paid and unpaid maternity leave, marital structure, and season of birth on breastfeeding incidence and duration in the US. Dr. Strow has served as a co-adviser of the Economics Club for 18 years and has led numerous spring trips for the club. She has taught over 15 classes of Junior Achievement at the local elementary school and has volunteered in the local Dollars and Sense program. She has also served on numerous college and university committees including the Annual Program Review Committee, the College Curriculum Committee, the Women Studies Curriculum Committee, and the Masters in Social Responsibility and Sustainability Steering Committee. She co-led the development of a Math Economics Major for the department and serves as a reviewer for numerous journals. In addition, Dr. Strow has led study abroad/away programs to Costa Rica, South Africa, and the Eastern US Coast and has spent a semester at Harlaxton College in England as part of the living and learning community. She has also participated in the development of a study abroad program in Australia and New Zealand and studied in the Middle East and Europe as an undergraduate student. She is passionate about study abroad opportunities and encourages her students to travel abroad by incorporating her experiences abroad into her lectures and mentoring.