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Torrie Snyder, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Fisher Hall 510
Phone: 412.396.1449


MSN, Nursing Education, Waynesburg University
BSN, Carlow University

Torrie Snyder received her BSN from Carlow University in 2001. She received her Master's degree in nursing education from Waynesburg University in 2010.

Torrie has an extensive medical-surgical and community health background. Torrie has taught fundamentals, community, and adult medical-surgical nursing courses in pre-licensure and undergraduate nursing programs since 2010. She has been involved in curriculum development, as well as program evaluation.

Torrie is continuing her education at Robert Morris University and will graduate with her PhD in Instructional Management and Leadership in the spring of 2018. Torrie's research interests are in mentorship, student retention, and advising the at-risk student.


Research Interests

  • Mentorship
  • Student retention
  • Advising the at-risk student


Snyder, T. (2016). Constructing a quality syllabus. In Teaching in higher education: A companion text for becoming college faculty. (pp 50-56.). Moon Township, PA: RMU University Press.


Snyder T., Smith T., Kosar L., Boyd J. (2016, August) Student to Professional: Improving Workforce Diversity through Mentorship. Presentation at National Black Nurses Association, Memphis, TN.

Snyder T., Smith T. (2014, July) UPMC Nursing Mentorship Program Development. Presentation at UPMC Nursing Inclusion Council/UPMC Corporate Pittsburgh, PA.