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Linzie Treadway

Director of Special Projects

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Linzie Treadway is the Director of Projects in the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.  She assists the Vice Chancellor and Associate Vice Chancellor with strategic planning, special projects, communications, assessment and data collection, community engagement, and supporting diversity-focused committees, including the University Diversity Council and Diversity Liaison Committees. 

Prior to joining the EDI team, Linzie served as a project manager in the Office of the Chancellor for five years, assisting with diversity efforts, student relations, and faculty engagement.  She has been actively involved in diversity efforts on campus for years, including supporting the Chancellor’s Committee on Diversity, Inclusion & Community. 

Linzie is a Double Dore, having received her doctorate from the Graduate Department of Religion in 2013.  She has been part of the Vanderbilt family since matriculating in 2004. . She also received a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Linzie is actively engaged in the Nashville community, previously serving on various LGBTQIA+ boards, including the Human Rights Campaign Steering Committee and the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce.  She currently serves on the Middle Tennessee Pride Board Steering Committee.


“Water beyond the Wilderness: Rivers in the Construction of Israel’s Memory.” Ph.D. Dissertation. Vanderbilt University, 2013.

“Free in the Wilderness between Two Worlds: A Native American Approach to Genesis 21,” in They Were All Together in One Place? Toward Minority Criticism, vol. 2, ed. Fernando Segovia and Benny Tat-siong Liew, forthcoming. 

“Review of Biblical Curses and the Displacement of Tradition, by Brian Britt.” Biblical Interpretation 21, no. 3 (2013), 416-418.

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