Dr. Snyder graduated from the Butler University physician assistant program in 1997 and earned a PhD in Health Sciences from Nova Southeastern University in 2014. She has worked in both Family and Emergency Medicine as a physician assistant. She is a tenured professor and serves as chair of the department /PA Program Director. She has served within the program as both the Academic Coordinator and a Clinical Coordinator. She has served as a University Faculty Senator and on the College and University Professional Standards Committees while at Butler University.
Dr. Snyder has been active in the national professional organizations of the PA profession. She currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). She has served as a site visitor for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant. Dr. Snyder has served as chair of the Public Relations Committee of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). She has served on several Reference Committees and the Standing Rules Committee within the House of Delegates, AAPA. In addition, she has served on numerous other committees and workgroups in both the PAEA and AAPA.
She has remained active as a member with her state physician assistant organization. In the past, Dr. Snyder was elected to positions within the Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA) as President, Secretary and on numerous occasions as a Delegate to the AAPA House of Delegates. Dr. Snyder was awarded the President’s Award in 2011 by the Student Academy of American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is a Distinguished Fellow Member of the AAPA.
She has presented and published several articles on clinical, professional and research topics associated with the PA profession and education.