Patricia Snyder is a University of Florida (UF) Distinguished Professor and the David Lawrence Jr. Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Studies. She co-directs the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies at UF with Dr. Maureen Conroy.
Pat has more than 40 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. Her research focuses on professional development to support effective implementation of practices, embedded instruction for early learning, social-emotional and communication 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 Mary Louise Hemmeter and Lise Fox on IES-funded research projects focused on the Pyramid Model. She is co-author of the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT). She is the lead editor on a book focused on practice-based coaching. Pat is or has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on numerous projects examining embedded instruction for early learning, social-emotional and communication foundations of early learning, early literacy, and data-informed decision making for practice-based coaching. She has been a training director for a post-doctoral research training 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.