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Mary Hembrow Snyder

Professor Emerita

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Dr. Mary Hembrow Snyder is Professor of Theology & Religious Studies and Director of the Wm. C. Sennett Institute for Mercy & Catholic Studies. She has been a member of the Mercyhurst community for the last thirty-three years.  Dr. Snyder is also the Director of the Catholic Studies Program and Coordinator of the Joan D. Chittister, OSB, Lecture Series and Archive at Mercyhurst University.

She won the Teaching Excellence Award in 1992 and has authored/edited four books: The Christology of Rosemary Radford Ruether, (Twenty-Third Publications, 1988); Liberation Theology: An Introductory Reader, (Orbis Books, 1992), Spiritual Questions for the Twenty-First Century: Essays in Honor of Joan D. Chittister (Orbis, 2001) and, with Marylou Kownacki, OSB, Joan Chittister: Essential Writings, (Orbis, 2014).