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Chad Snyder, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Center for Natural Sciences, Room 114
(434) 582-2531


  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky
  • M.S., Western Kentucky University
  • B.S., Kentucky Wesleyan University
  • A.S., Owensboro Community and Technical College


Dr. Chad A. Snyder serves as Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Biology & Chemistry at Liberty University. He has been a professor since 2005 and remains active in teaching and research. His teaching interests include general chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic and organometallic chemistry, synthetic and mechanistic organic chemistry, forensic chemistry, and IR and NMR spectroscopy. His research focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and structure of discrete heterocyclic organic and organometallic complexes for electronic materials. Dr. Snyder has published thirteen peer-reviewed manuscripts in the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Heterocycles, Transition Metal Chemistry, and the Journal of Sulfur Chemistry and has been awarded over $140k in research grants. His research has also included work on cyanobacteria for the Ft. Wayne Children’s Zoo, a top ten zoo in the U.S.

In 2020, he published a book Chemistry: Concepts and Problems, A Self-Teaching Guide, 3rd edition. This book is aimed at helping students through general chemistry as well as serve as an introduction to organic chemistry. He has also served as Content Editor for “Exploring Creation with Physical Science” textbook as well as its “Forensic Science” textbook (Apologia Publishing). He has also authored the latest edition of Apologia’s Advanced Chemistry, and is currently co-authoring their latest Physics edition.

Dr. Snyder is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Chartered Society for Forensic Science. He has consistently supported state research through holding membership, office, and research presentations. He has served as Chair of the Graduate Committee and the Assistant Director for the Materials Characterization Center for Western Kentucky, the Chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics at Grace College, and Vice-Chair of the Indiana Academy of Science Chemistry Section.

Dr. Snyder is an advocate for student research and has delivered more than fifty research presentations that have included student coauthors.

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 107/107L – Essentials of General and Organic Chemistry and Lab
  • CHEM 121/121L – General Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHEM 122/122L – General Chemistry II and Lab
  • CHEM 301/301L- Organic Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHEM 302/302L- Organic Chemistry II and Lab
  • CHEM 400 – Chemistry Seminar
  • CHEM 471/471L- Inorganic Chemistry and Lab
  • CHEM 357/357L- Forensic Chemistry and Lab

Research Interests

Organometallic chemistry, inorganic, organic, and forensic chemistry.

Professional Membership

  • American Chemical Society
  • Chartered Society for Forensic Science
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