Full Time Faculty


Deborah Snyder

Dr. Deborah Snyder
Provost and
Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Deborah Snyder serves as Provost and Chief Academic Officer for Cogswell College. Dr. Snyder has an extensive experience in higher education, as a faculty member, administrative leader, and consultant. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for the past twenty five years and was a pioneer in the adoption of online learning. Deborah has written two books, one on adult learners, The New Traditionals and another on Internet marketing, e-Marketing Basics and is published in encyclopedias of instructional technology and distributed learning. She has consulted with colleges and universities across the country in areas of academic program quality, reputation building and integrated communication strategies.

Dr. Snyder has served in both traditional non-profit public and private as well as investor-owned institutions, large and small. Most recently she was Senior Vice Provost, Academic Programs for Strayer University headquartered in Washington D.C. She has also held senior administrative and academic positions at Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the University of Michigan-Flint, Michigan Virtual University in Lansing, Michigan and Walsh College of Business in Troy, Michigan. Snyder holds a PhD in Organizational Communication, a Master's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.