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Idaho State University

Office for Research Staff

Office of the Vice President for Research

921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8130

Pocatello, ID 83209-8130

Interim Vice President for Research
is Dean of College of Science and Engineering
with offices in Colonial Hall, Bldg 35, Room 234

Scott Snyder

Interim Vice President for Research & Dean of the College of Science & Engineering

Office: Office for Research


Dr. Scott Snyder is currently the Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Idaho State University (ISU), a position he started in June 2018. In December 2018, Scott was appointed ISU’s Interim Vice President for Research. 

Previous to moving to ISU, Dr. Snyder served as Chief Research Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) for nearly eight years.  In 2013, Dr. Snyder was appointed Interim Executive Director of the Peter Kiewit Institute, a teaching and research institute comprised of UNO’s College of Information Science and Technology and the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s College of Engineering in Omaha.
Prior to rejoining UNO in an administrative capacity, Scott served as a Program Director in the Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation. Scott first joined UNO in 2001 as a faculty member in Biology where he became a full professor in 2008.

Snyder previously held a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and was an NSF/Alfred P. Sloan Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Evolution at the University of New Mexico. Scott earned his Ph.D. in parasitology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he also earned his B.S. in biology. His M.S., also in parasitology, comes from Wake Forest University.

Dr. Snyder’s research interests lie in parasite biodiversity and in exploring the evolutionary relationships of parasites, particularly those that live in and on reptiles and amphibians. He has conducted field research around the world, with a special focus on NSF-funded work in Australia, where he has spent considerable time in the Outback, collecting turtles, crocodiles and their parasites. Scott has extensive teaching and mentoring experience in the classroom, in the field, and in the research laboratory.

Dr. Snyder was chair of UNO’s Athletics Committee and served as ex officio on the Board of Directors of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s technology development corporation (UNeMed). He spent time on the Board of Directors for the National Strategic Research Institute, which works closely with U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) on research central to their mission of combating weapons of mass destruction.  Scott also serves as an advisor to the USSTRATCOM’s Strategic Advisory Group.


Dr. Deb Easterly

Assistant Vice President for Research

(208) 282-2618

Dave Harris

Dave Harris

Assistant Vice President for Research

(208) 282-5824


Fred Parrish

Fred Parrish

University Business Officer

(208) 282-2768

Evan Johnson

Senior Accountant

(208) 282-5836