Dr. Tom Snyder has been named chair of the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance and Risk Management in the University of Central Arkansas College of Business.
Snyder assumes the position July 1.
“Tom has been an integral part of EFIRM, the Arkansas Center for Research in Economics and the College of Business for several years now,” said Michael B. Hargis dean of the UCA College of Business. “I know he will be the same in this new role.”
Snyder came to the UCA College of Business in 2010 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2016. He served four years as the Resident Master of EPIC Residential College, an entrepreneurship-based program for upper-level students at UCA.
Snyder’s research in public policy, education, and entrepreneurship has been published in several journals, including in theJournal of Private Enterprise, Eastern Economic Journal, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Journal of Entrepreneurship & Public Policy, and Review of Regional Studies.
Snyder earned his bachelor’s in economics from Florida State University in 2003. He obtained his master’s and doctorate in economics from Florida International University in 2008 and 2010, respectively.