Katherine Snyder

Katherine Snyder

Associate Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science

Katherine Snyder
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Engineering
Room: 126
Phone: 313-993-1216
Katherine Snyder
Mathematics Education
Algebra - online
C++ Programming
Data Structures
Genetic Algorithms
Computer Ethics
Psychology of Math
Instructional Technology Computer Science


  • Ph.D., Mathematics & Computer Science Education, Wayne State University
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Detroit
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Detroit


Dr. Katherine Snyder is the dean for the College of Engineering & Science. Snyder previously served as interim dean and associate dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Engineering & Science from 2010-17. She has held other administrative roles, including the director of the seven-year Dental program and chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department.

Snyder is the principle investigator (PI) of a $300,000 grant from Ford Motor Company for a Ford Mobility App project, and is co-PI for the ReBUILDetroit grant, a $21.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. In addition, she serves on the academic board for Detroit Loyola High School.

Before joining University of Detroit Mercy as a faculty member in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department in 1994, Snyder taught high school in southwest Detroit. She earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Computer Education at Wayne State University. She also holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Detroit.

Snyder’s field of study includes the appropriate and effective use of technology in mathematics and computer science education, particularly computer algebra systems.