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Sarah Snyder

Professor Sarah Snyder in the field.

Assistant Professor of Biology


Fisher Science & Academic Center

Academic Program Affiliation(s)

Science, Mathematics, and Computing, Biology

Areas of Specialization

  • Herpetology
  • Ecology
  • Thermal Physiology
  • Conservation Biology


Research Interests: Ecology, physiology, and conservation of reptiles and amphibians

Favorite/Regular Course Offered

  • Introduction to Biology
  • Animal Physiology
  • Ecology
  • Herpetology
  • Field Studies of Berkshire Butterflies
  • Natural History of Berkshire County


Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
B.A. in Wildlife Biology and Ecology, Unity College

Dr. Snyder was a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences in 2013 and has previously taught at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her work has been presented at many national and international conferences including the World Congress of Herpetology, the Joint Meeting of Herpetologists and Ichthyologists, and annual meetings of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology and the Ecological Society of America. Dr. Snyder is a contributing artist for the nonprofit organization Nevada Bugs & Butterflies. She is currently curator of the Natural History Collection at Bard College at Simon's Rock and teaches field courses in the Tropical Studies Signature Program on Montserrat. Dr. Snyder has been teaching at Simon's Rock since 2014.