PhD, Mass Media and Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia
MA, Mass Media and Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia
BA, Mass Communications/French minor, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa.


  • Digital media; youth and media; feminist pedagogy; academic advising and student success; communication content analysis methodology 
  • Youth Media Advocacy Project, co-founder and project director, funded by The Heinz Endowments, 2010-present
  • Summer Youth Philanthropy Project, facilitator and host of Heinz Endowments initiative, 2019
  • City of Pittsburgh Youth Participatory Budget Council, co-founder and co-organizer, 2016-17
  • Pittsburgh Youth Reporters Program, co-founder and co-organizer, 2012
  • Forum on Media Education and Social Justice, lead organizer and fundraiser, 2008


  • Snyder-Duch, J., “Supporting Social Change: Administration of Service-Learning in Communication Departments,” Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 2018
  • Snyder-Duch, J., “Relational Advising: Acknowledging the Emotional Lives of Faculty Advisors,” chapter in H. L. Schwartz and J. Snyder-Duch (editors), “Teaching and Emotion,” Jossey-Bass, 2018
  • Snyder-Duch, J., Schwartz, H., “Relational Advising,” Higher Education Advocate, National Education Association, 2017
  • Lombard, M., Snyder-Duch, J., “Digital Advertising in a New Age: The Power of (Tele)Presence,” chapter in S. Rodgers and E. Thorson (editors), “Digital Advertising,” Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2017 
  • Lombard, M., Snyder-Duch, J., Bracken, C., “Intercoder Reliability,” Sage Handbook of Communication Research Methods, Sage Publications, 2017
  • Kelly, J., Snyder-Duch, J., “Education Reform through Youth Media Advocacy: An Interdisciplinary Service Learning Approach,” The Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture Proceedings, Regent University, 2011
  • Lombard, M., Snyder-Duch, J., Bracken, C., “A call for standardization in content analysis reliability,” Human Communication Research, 2004

Awards & Recognition

  • Carlow University Faculty Spirit of Service Award, 2018
  • The Harvey Kelly Excellence in Teaching Award, The Pennsylvania Communication Association, 2011
  • The Max and Esther Sestili Award for Teaching Excellence, Carlow University, 2008
  • University Teaching Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2000 

“I teach about media and society, and I like to tell students … ‘Today’s media environment allows more room for more people than ever before. Use your voice to tell your story, arouse curiosity, induce empathy and change minds!’ ” — Jennifer Snyder-Duch

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