Dr. Robert Snyder is the author of the children’s books titled, “What is a Veteran, Anyway?” and “Why Did Daddy Have to Leave?” He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1991 along with a commission as an Officer in the United States Army Reserve from Slippery Rock University (SRU), where he received the following honors: Magna Cum Laude, Distinguished Military Graduate, Superior Cadet Award, and the George C. Marshall Award. He completed his Master of Education degree in Elementary Science and Mathematics in 1997 at SRU, where he was honored as the Outstanding Graduate Student for his department.
In 2001, he received a Ph.D. in Instruction and Learning with an emphasis in Science Education from the University of Pittsburgh. He has served two years as a 5th grade teacher at the North Penn School District, eight years as a 6th grade teacher at the Moniteau School District, and he is presently in his 21st year as a professor in the Elementary Education Department at SRU. Recent publications include articles in the journals: Science & Children and Science Scope. Dr. Snyder has also received the Pennsylvania Teacher Excellence Award, SRU President’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and Who’s Who Among Teachers Award.
Lastly, he has served as a manuscript reviewer for several national journals such as Science and Children, the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and Mathematics, Science and Technology in Early Childhood Education.