Company: Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Location: Boerne, TX, United States
Phillip B. Snyder, Ph.D. is a former professor of Geology and Science Education at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Dr. Snyder earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry and Geology from Trinity University in San Antonio in 1951, and an M.Ed. (’68) and Ph.D. (’72) in Geological Education from The University of Texas at Austin. Following a 12-year period of technical service to the refining and petrochemical process industries, Snyder began his educational career in the mid-1960s. He spent six years as a junior high school science teacher and concluded his teaching career as a full tenured professor of Geology and Science Education at Lamar University, where he taught from 1972 to 1989. He was the recipient of two National Science Foundation grants in the 1960s, through which he earned an M.Ed. in Earth Science Education in 1968.
In 1972, Snyder co-authored along with Dr. Robert E. Boyer, a supplementary science textbook titled, Geology Fact Book. This book intended for use in introductory geology courses and secondary schools has had several printings and undergone a major revision in 2008.
Dr. Snyder is a proud U.S. Navy veteran, having served as a Radarman aboard an attack transport in the Pacific during the final months of World War II. He maintains an active interest in veteran’s affairs, and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization. He currently serves as the Newsletter Editor for the U.S. Navy Amphibious Force Veterans Association. In addition, Snyder is a volunteer docent in the Pacific Combat Zone section of the National Museum of the Pacific War / Nimitz Museum, in Fredericksburg, Texas. In April 2012, he was honored along with some 30 other WW II veterans with a celebratory flight from San Antonio, to Washington, D.C. to visit the WW II Memorial and other national monuments and treasures.
Dr. Snyder is a member of First Baptist Church San Antonio, where serves as Treasurer of the ‘Together Class’ in Sunday School.
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