Denise Snyder is currently the Director for Learning Technologies and Environments at Union College and has taught for thirteen years at the Harvard Extension School. Previously, she worked for more than thirteen years as a Senior Academic Technologies Analyst and Project Manager at Harvard Law School and two years at Empire State College as a Lead Instructional Designer. In these roles, Snyder works with faculty to integrate appropriate technology into instruction, and researches and designs discrete projects to create more meaningful, authentic learning environments for students. She completed a bachelor of science in communications at the State University of New York at Fredonia, and earned a graduate certificate in technology in education and a master of liberal arts with a concentration in educational technologies at the Harvard Extension School. In 2016, she received the Petra T. Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award at the Harvard Extension School.