UNO Names Scott Snyder to Chief Research Position Effective This Fall
The University of Nebraska at Omaha announced that Scott Snyder has accepted the position of associate vice chancellor for Research and Creative Activity. This is UNO’s chief research position. Snyder begins Sept. 15.
Snyder has been on leave from his position as a professor in UNO’s Department of Biology since 2008 while serving as a program director in the Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation. He has been a UNO faculty member since 2001.
“He brings to the associate vice chancellor position his own background as an accomplished scholar and researcher as well as a wealth of NSF experience,” said Terry Hynes, senior vice chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs. She added that since completing his postdoctoral research fellowship, Snyder has attracted more than $500,000 in external funding to support his research.
Snyder’s research results have appeared in more than 30 refereed journal publications, among other venues.
“I’m very excited by the opportunity to serve UNO in this new capacity,” Snyder said. “I feel strongly that research and creative activity contribute directly to the primary mission of the university, the education of willing minds. I look forward to the opportunity to facilitate the growth of scholarly activities, to foster new activities, and to share the scholarship of this dynamic campus with the public.”
Snyder had been an NSF/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation postdoctoral research fellow in molecular evolution at the University of New Mexico from 1996-1998. From 1998-2001, he was an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He earned his doctorate in parasitology and bachelor of sciences degree in biological sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His master of science degree in biological sciences came from Wake Forest University.