Daren Snider is the new dean for the Indiana University East School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He will begin at IU East July 1, 2018.
Currently, he is the associate dean of the College of Fine Arts & Humanities at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
“I am very pleased and feel honored to join our colleagues at IU East in serving our students and the region,” Snider said. “IU East can be rightfully proud of its many accomplishments, and I look forward to the wonderful opportunities of the future.”
The dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences has the administrative responsibility for all aspects of the school, providing leadership for student success and retention, faculty recruitment, development and evaluation; program development, assessment and improvement; budget management and fundraising; and other matters related to the continuing well-being of the school and its faculty, staff and students.
“IU East is very excited to welcome Dr. Snider to campus to lead the School of Humanities and Social Sciences,” said IU East Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Michelle Malott. “Daren has an impressive record of academic and administrative experiences that focus on student success and on community engagement.”
Snider has previously served as director of the general education program, as campus director of assessment, and as chair of the department of Modern Languages, where he has been on the faculty since 2000. He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of California-Riverside in history, a master’s in German at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. at the University of Utah in Languages & Literature. He teaches German language, culture, and film, as well as graduate courses in language acquisition and foreign language pedagogy.
Snider has published and presented in the fields of literature, pedagogy, and language in national and international journals and conferences.
Snider has been an evaluator for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). He is a longtime consultant for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), where he has chaired accreditation panels for over 60 colleges and universities.
He has successfully innovated degree programs and teacher certification programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in both traditional and online formats. He has served at the president of the Faculty Senate and in numerous state education and civic organizations and boards.