Zoann Snyder

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Zoann Snyder
Associate Professor of Sociology
(269) 387-5278
3215 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5257
Mailing address: 
Department of Sociology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5257 USA
  • Ph.D., Justice Studies, Arizona State University, 1992
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1987
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, Wayne State College, 1985
Teaching interests: 
  • Correctional Process, UG Level
  • Criminal Justice Process, UG Level
  • Advanced Criminology, UG Level
  • Qualitative Methods, Graduate Level
Research interests: 
  • Women's physical fitness at mid-life
  • Service learning and community partnerships
  • Prisoner reentry

Dr. Zoann Snyder is an associate professor of sociology at Western Michigan University and director of graduate studies for sociology at Western Michigan University.

Snyder's published research includes:

"Keeping Families Together: The Importance of Maintaining Mother-Child Contact for Incarcerated Women." Women and Criminal Justice.

"The Power of Place: Two Examples of Community Partnerships and Student Experiences." In Javier Trevino and Karen McCormack (eds.) Service Sociology and Academic Engagement in Social Problems.

"What about Women? The Representation of Women in Media, Crime, and Violence Textbooks." In Drew Humphries (ed.) Women, Violence, and the Media.

Snyder is currently working on a new area of inquiry about women's physical fitness at mid-life which focuses on women engaged in competitive sports after age 40. She uses a feminist theoretical framework to guide her research, and qualitative inquiry to engage a small core of runners and bodybuilders in dialogue about their personal paths to competitive sport at an age when many have chosen more leisurely exercise routines.