Dr. James Snyder

Dean for Academic Engagement


As Dean of Academic Engagement, James Snyder oversees the Core/LS program, First Year Seminars, the Honors Program, and he provides leadership and coordination to Marist’s many high-impact practices.  Snyder is an Associate Professor of Philosophy, and from 2014-2019 he was Director of the Honors Program. Under his leadership, the program saw important improvements in retention, engagement, and graduation rates. In 2017 he was awarded the Board of Trustees Distinguished Teaching Award. He is a historian of philosophy, and he has recently published articles on high-impact practices and higher education administration.


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