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Patricia Snyder

University of Florida

Patricia Snyder is a professor and the David Lawrence Jr. Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida. She co-directs the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies at UF with Dr. Maureen Conroy.

Pat has more than 38 years of experience in early intervention and early childhood as a direct service provider, program administrator, faculty member, and researcher. She is a former editor of the Journal of Early Intervention and is an associate editor for Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. Her current research focuses on professional development to support effective implementation of practices, embedded instruction for early learning, social-emotional foundations for early learning, and measurement of early childhood outcomes.

Pat was a collaborator with the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning and has worked with Lise Fox and Mary Louise Hemmeter on an IES-funded research project focused on the Pyramid Model. She is a co-author of the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) and a member of the Pyramid Model Consortium. She is principal investigator for an IES-funded research project examining different professional development approaches for supporting preschool teachers’ implementation of embedded instruction.

Pat is the training director for a post-doctoral research training fellowship program in early intervention and early learning in special education, and a co-PI for an OSEP-sponsored doctoral leadership training grant focused on implementation science in early childhood studies (PLEC-IS) at the University of Florida.