Dr. Steven Schneider named Interim Provost
Longtime faculty member Dr. Steven Schneider has been named Interim Provost of SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
The provost is SUNY Poly’s chief academic officer, overseeing six academic colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business Management, Engineering, Health Sciences; Nanoscale Engineering and Technology Innovation; and Nanoscale Sciences. Each of the colleges is comprised of a number of undergraduate and graduate programs and their faculty and is headed by a chair.
In addition to his teaching duties in the realm of communications, information design, and political science, to name just a few, Dr. Schneider has served in numerous administrative appointments since joining SUNY Poly in 1991, including Chair of the Department of Communication and Humanities, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and coordinator of the Information and Design Technology graduate program, among others. Dr. Schneider has also spent time as a visiting Associate Professor at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute and as a Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenburg Public Policy Center.
“Dr. Schneider brings significant institutional knowledge along with a passion for teaching and scholarly activities,” said SUNY Poly Interim President Dr. Grace Wang. “Dr. Schneider will undoubtedly leverage his decades-long experience as a professor at SUNY Poly and previously at SUNYIT, in addition to his work as Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Chair of the Department of Communication and Humanities, to lead academic operations at both campuses, further academic accountability and excellence, and enable new, innovative academic programs.”
Dr. Schneider holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MA in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Political Communications from George Washington University.