Richard W. Snyder

Assistant Professor of Accounting
All FacultyAccounting & Finance

Contact Information
Phone: 724-458-2851
Email: SnyderRW@gcc.edu

Richard W. Snyder

Education

  • M.B.A. Carnegie Melon University, 1997
  • L.L.M. New York University School of Law, 1988
  • J.D. Duquesne University, 1984
  • B.S.B.A. Duquesne University, 1977 

Professional Experience
I have worked at Grove City College since 2016 - first as an adjunct and then full-time professor commencing in 2018. I was hired as an assistant professor in the Department of Management & Marketing but recently transferred to the Department of Accounting & Finance Department. In both of these departments, I have taught the taxation classes.

Prior to starting at Grove City College, I worked in industry and in public accounting and law for over four decades. I retired in 2018 from U.S. Steel in Pittsburgh. That fall, I commenced full-time teaching.

I am passionate about business/tax law and accounting. In my courses, we apply the theoretical to the practical demands of the corporate world. We reconcile competing business principles with Christian values. 

My primary areas of expertise are business law and accounting with an emphasis on tax. Through my pro bono work, I am constantly engaged in real world transactions, keeping me current and diversified in practice. 

Courses

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Intro Tax Accounting
  • Advanced Taxation

What is the most important piece of advice you give students to help them succeed? 
A smart person knows why they don’t know. Step back from the details and understand what the coursework is all about. Then, determine how you will use it in your everyday life. I believe that this is similar to how we should study and apply the Bible.

Selected Publications

  • “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: Success or Failure?” Grove City College Journal of Law and Public Policy, spring 2019. 

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