Dr. Scott Snyder - Cahaba River Society

Dr. Scott Snyder is a professor of Educational Psychology and Research at UAB and serves as the Associate Dean for Research for the School of Education. He has a secondary appointment in the School of Engineering and appointments in several research centers on campus. While Scott studies a range of topics, much of his research focuses on how to measure social, educational, psychological, and health-related changes in children and adults. He serves on editorial boards and provides consultation to the state of Alabama on technical issues related to student assessment and evaluation of education programs and policies. He works with local schools and school leaders in a variety of ways, including delivering presentations to students about Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Scott is married. His wife is a retired educator. They have two grown kids and three grandkids living in the Birmingham area. Scott and his wife are delighted to be raising one of the grandkids. Scott likes to exercise, hike, backpack, fish, kayak, travel, and hang out with his wife, granddaughter, and friends.

Before coming to Alabama, Scottโ€™s love of the outdoors was nurtured in the Adirondacks and Finger Lakes of New York, the state parks of Indiana, and the mountains of western North Carolina. Since moving to Alabama, the beauty and diversity of the Pinhoti Trail, Sipsey Wilderness, Oak Mountain State Park, and the Cahaba River have sustained and enriched that love. He has been fortunate to hike and float in many spectacular places within and outside of the United States. Scott hopes to help protect such areas and educate others about their beauty, importance, and vulnerability.