Zoann Snyder

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Zoann Snyder
Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies Program Director
(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: 
  • Advanced Criminology in the Netherlands
  • Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
  • Punishment and Society
Research interests: 
  • Experiential learning
  • Reentry for formerly incarcerated people
  • Restorative justice

Dr. Zoann Snyder is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University. She also serves as the director of the Criminal Justice Studies program at WMU. 

She has published on a variety of criminological and social justice issues including book chapters, book reviews, and peer-reviewed articles published in the journals Prison & Education: Critical Perspectives, Women and Criminal Justice, Marriage & Family Review, Contemporary Justice Review, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of American Indian Education, Social Science Quarterly, American Indian Culture and Research Journal.

Snyder is currently working on curriculum development to enhance and increased experiential learning opportunities for criminal justice studies and sociology undergraduate students. She leads a spring break study trip to the Netherlands where students engage in international week events at Utrecht University and tour the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice in the Hague.  Dr. Snyder also supervises the undergraduate interns.