Interim Dean, Academic Engagement & Interim Dean, School of Communication & the Arts at Marist College
James Snyder is the Interim Dean for Academic Engagement, and the Interim Dean for the School of Communications and the Arts. As Dean of Academic Engagement, 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. As SCA dean he provides leadership and vision for all academic programs offered by the school at its Hudson Valley campus and at its branch campus in Florence, Italy. The dean is responsible for overseeing, implementing, and assessing all SCA academic programs. 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.
Interim Dean, Academic Engagement & Interim Dean, School of Communication & the Arts