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Jason Snyder

Senior Professorial Lecturer School of Education

Additional Positions at AU

  • Director, Education Policy and Leadership
Jason Snyder’s teaching and research focuses on education law and education policy. Prior to joining American University’s faculty, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. He initially joined the Department of Education through the White House Fellows program, a nonpartisan program for public service and leadership.

Snyder previously served as an education-law attorney and social studies teacher. He practiced education and appellate law at Hogan & Hartson LLP, where he advised school districts and drafted briefs in appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the firm, Snyder served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He also taught government, history, and economics for six years in public secondary schools and for one year at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing.

Snyder served as student body co-president at Stanford and Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review at Berkeley.


JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall)
MEd, University of California, Los Angeles
AB, Public Policy, Stanford University

CAS - School of Education
Spring Valley Building - 461
Contact Info
(202) 885-6209

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  • Summer 2017

  • Fall 2017

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Area of Expertise:

education policy; education law; school improvement; teacher leadership

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