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Johnny Snyder

Professor of Computer Information Systems

Contact Information

Dominguez Hall 301F

970.248.1722

josnyder@coloradomesa.edu

Education

PhD, University of New Mexico

MA, University of New Mexico

MS, Nova Southeastern University

BA, Fort Lewis College

Biography

Johnny Snyder, PhD, is an avid proponent of the teacher/scholar model. He has continued to embrace educational opportunities that enhance his classroom presence, including obtaining certifications in security and networking from Microsoft, and a Six Sigma (quality control) black belt.

He teaches in the area of Computer Information Systems, a rapidly evolving and changing discipline. Due to the pace of change in the discipline, he is constantly reading and exploring technology offerings both online and off. The students in his classes enjoy the dynamic nature of the discipline and always have ideas and input about new and emerging trends in technology. The students are excited to explore ideas from the physical world and how these ideas transition into the digital arena.

He is the faculty adviser for the student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. In this environment, students can explore alternative information systems concepts in a forum of their peers. This exploration takes on many forms, from presentations to software and hardware demonstrations.

He has published in numerous journals and his research interests include knowledge management, information literacy, quantitative analysis and data modeling and pedagogical issues in information systems.

Johnny Snyder's curriculum vitae

Selected Publications

Snyder, J. and Slauson, G. (2016). Differences in Males and Females in When and Why They Become Interested in Information Systems Majors. Information Systems Education Journal, 14 (1) p. 4-12.

Snyder, J., and Slauson, G. (2014). Majoring in Information Systems: Reasons Why Students Select (or not) Information Systems as a Major. Information Systems Education Journal, 12(3), p. 59-66.

Snyder, J. (Winter 2013). Wikipedia Librarians' Perspectives on Its Use as a Reference Source. Reference & User Services Quarterly 53(2), p.157-165.

Carpenter, D., McGinnis, D., Slauson, G. & Snyder, J. (2013). Assessing the Microsoft Office Skills Course Computer Mediated Delivery and Pre- and Post- Surveys. Information Systems Education Journal, 11(4), p. 66-83.

Snyder, J. (2013). Wikipedia in the Academic Environment Faculty and Student Perspectives, International Journal on E-Learning. 12(3), p. 303-327.

Snyder, J., Carpenter, D., Slauson, G., Skinner, J. and Nash, C. (2012). Beyond the Bake Sale Fundraising and Professional Experience for Students Involved in an Information Systems Student Chapter. Information Systems Education Journal, 10(6), p. 72-83.