Department Chair

  • Erich Hertz
    Associate Professor of English
    Kiernan Hall 214
    (518) 782-6896

Todd Snyder, Ph.D.


    Todd Snyder, Ph.D.
     216 Kiernan Hall





Todd Snyder joined the English Faculty at Siena College in Fall 2011.  He received an M.A. in English from Marshall University (2006) and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Ohio University (2011).  His scholarly research draws from a variety of fields: rhetoric and composition, community literacy studies, communications studies, cultural studies, and critical theory/pedagogy.  He regularly teaches writing, rhetoric, and speech courses that maintain a pop culture focus.  His “Rhetoric(s) of Hip-Hop Culture” course was recently featured on Siena’s homepage, and you can learn more about the course in this recent video interview.

Todd's upcoming book, The Hillbilly Speaks of Rhetoric: An Exploration of Appalachian Identity, will be published by McFarland in 2014.