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Johnny Snyder

Professor of Computer Information Systems, Study Abroad Coordinator

Contact Information

Dominguez Hall 301F



PhD, University of New Mexico
MA, University of New Mexico
MS, Nova Southeastern University
BA, Fort Lewis College


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, a Six Sigma (quality control) black belt, and leading a team to the finals in the GoCode Colorado competition.

He teaches in the areas of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, two rapidly evolving and changing disciplines. Due to the pace of change in these disciplines, he is constantly reading and exploring technology offerings and new analytic methods. The students in his classes enjoy the dynamic nature of these disciplines and always have ideas and input about new and emerging trends in technology, or how to improve a data visualization. The students are excited to explore ideas from the physical world and how these ideas transition into the digital arena.

He is the faculty co-adviser for the student chapter of the CompTIA/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.

Dr. Snyder has published in numerous journals and his research interests include knowledge management, information literacy, quantitative analysis, data modeling, and pedagogical issues in information systems. Dr. Snyder has taught overseas at the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua in Chihuahua, Mexico as well as spending his sabbatical at the University of the Philippines in Lahug, Cebu, Philippines. These experiences have enhanced his scholarship and his classroom presence as well as enabling Dr. Snyder to advise students who wish to study in a foreign country.

Johnny Snyder's curriculum vitae

Selected Publications

Snyder, J. (2019). Data Cleansing: An Omission from Data Analytics CourseworkInformation Systems Education Journal, 17(6), p. 22-29.

Snyder, J. (2019). Teasing Information out of a Time Series: Index Numbers and the Multiplicative Model. Sage Research Methods Cases Part 2. doi: 10.4135/9781526466488

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.