Steve Snyder

Title: Professor of Humanities
Dept.: Liberal Arts
Office: Jensen Hall 100

Professor of Humanities, Steve Snyder, has taught at Grand View University since 1991. In addition to courses in the Western Humanities, he teaches in the Liberal Arts Core and the Logos Honors Core. He has chaired the Department of Liberal Arts and served as a Faculty Senator. He has also been the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award and the Outstanding Faculty Service Award.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. course work - University of Northern Illinois
  • M.A. English - Iowa State University
  • B.A. English - Grand View College
  • B.A. Journalism - Grand View College

Areas of Expertise

My most recent scholarship has focused on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, with a special interest in the helping students pose better in-class questions using elaborate interrogation strategies.

Recent Publications & Presentations

  • "A Practical Approach for Increasing Students' In-Class Questions." Faculty Focus. Magna.
  • "Contested Grades and the 'You Earned It' Retort." Faculty Focus. Magna Publications. Dec 14, 2015.
  • Putting Questions Forward. The Teaching Professor Conference. June 2, 2017. St. Louis, MO.
  • A Practical Approach for Increasing Student's In-class Questions. June 5, 2016. The Teaching Professor Conference. Washington D.C.¬†

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
At Grand View you will hear the word "vocation" more than once. It has a particular meaning here that it may not at other institutions. This focus on vocation reflects our commitment to helping students discover their passions. Just as importantly, though, we help them figure out how those passions meet real needs in the world. That's not just a marketing slogan. You might say it's our DNA. 
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
Grand View is an incredibly student-focused institution. It's the students that make this job worthwhile.
Steve Snyder