Kenneth D. Snyder, Ph.D.

Kenneth D. Snyder, Ph.D.

Associate Academic Dean (2002)


Degree(s):

Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 1996
M.T.S., Weston School of Theology, 1987
B.A., Mary College, 1982

Office Location: Fr. Charles Froehle Administration Bldg., Room 111G

Phone: (651) 962-5058

Fax: (651) 962-5790

Email:

Mailing Address:

The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
University of St. Thomas
2260 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105


Areas of Teaching and Research

  • History of Christianity
  • Patristic Theology
  • Jewish-Christian Relations in Late Antiquity
  • American Church History
  • Papal & Conciliar History
  • Rhetorical Analysis

Faculty Accomplishments

Published Works:

“Beyond Entertainment: A Rationale for the Pedagogy of Technology in the Classroom,” in Theological Education Volume 42, Number 2 (2007), 29-34.

The Development of Christological Doctrine,” sponsored by the Association of Theological Schools’ Technology in Theological Education Project (2006, 2008) www.camhoward.com/snyder/christology_chart_cmh_v5.swf.

“Two Dreams in the Letter of Severus of Minorca,” in Studia Patristica, Papers of the Eleventh International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, 1991, Vol. XXIV, (Leuven: Peeters Press), 189-196.

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Appointment to interim Academic Dean 2016.

“Evangelization throughout History,” four lectures for the Evangelization in Action summer program for seminarians, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Paul, MN (July, 2013).

“Christian Perspectives and Theology of the Church,” National Association of Church Business Administration Certification Program, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Paul, MN (June, 2013).

Coordinated the ATS steering committee and sub-committees for the ATS reaccreditation 2013-2014.

Appointment to Associate Dean in assessment, accreditation, managing responsibilities of the lay graduate programs, admissions counselor, and program directors 2013-2014.

Was a member of the interdisciplinary panel discussion “The Hereford Mappa Mundi: Mapping History and Space, Medieval Style” at the University of St. Thomas (December, 2012).

Gave the six-part lecture series “The First Christian Centuries: The Origins and Development of Early Christianity” at the Selim Center for Lifelong Learning University of St. Thomas (February – March, 2012).

Gave the six-part lecture series “The Church in the Modern Era” at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Edina, MN (October – November, 2011).

Gave the six-part lecture series “The Reformation: Protestant and Catholic” at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Edina, MN (October – November, 2010).

“Interpreting and Understanding the Second Vatican Council” at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church, Brooklyn Park, MN (October, 2010).

“Historical Perspectives on Catholic Immigration in the United States,” St. Gerard Catholic Church, Brooklyn Park, MN (January – February, 2010).

“The Growth and Development of American Catholicism” at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN (January, 2010).

Appointed Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator in 2010-2011, with responsibilities including leading SPSSOD through assessment and accreditation activities culminating in the ATS and HLC site visits in 2013.  Also served as liaison to the University of St. Thomas accreditation office.

Professional Interests

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