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Patricia Snyder

University of Florida

Patricia Snyder, Ph.D., is a professor and the David Lawrence Jr. Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida. She co-directs the Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies at UF with Dr. Maureen Conroy. She has 40 years of experience in early intervention and early childhood as a direct service provider, program administrator, faculty member, and researcher. She is former editor of the Journal of Early Intervention. Her current research focuses on professional development to support effective implementation of practices, embedded instruction for early learning, applications of early prevention and multi-tiered systems of support frameworks in birth-to-5, and measurement of early childhood outcomes. She 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 IES-funded research projects focused on the Pyramid Model. She is the principal investigator for an IES-funded research project examining different professional development approaches for supporting preschool teachers’ implementation of embedded instruction practices. She is the training director for an IES post-doctoral research training fellowship program in early intervention and early learning in special education at the University of Florida.