John Snyder is a degree program coordinator for UIS, working with both the online math (B.A.) and online Human Services (M.A.) programs.
He has a B.A. in History from Sangamon State University, with a minor in secondary education, and did graduate work in education and economics, earning the Master Online Teacher certificate from the University of Illinois.
Prior to coming to UIS, he taught in public schools in Illinois and in several colleges and schools in Taiwan, and was also a banker for five years. His external interests involve learning things new and creative, including Chinese tea, woodworking, computer applications, martial arts, bible study, and painting.
He has lived here in Springfield most of his life, with the exception of eight years in Taiwan. He lives with his wife Laurie, daughter Amelia, their cat Rue, and a whole bunch of tropical fish.