Scott Snair, Ph.D.  Dean, Doctorate of Strategic Security

Scott Snair, Ph.D.

Dean, Doctorate of Strategic Security

  • Ph.D., Education Management
  • M.S., Management
  • B.S., Management

Dr. Scott Snair has over a dozen years of experience teaching research, quantitative analysis, and professional security studies to military and government employees. His most recent position prior to Henley-Putnam was as a faculty member with New Jersey City University’s Doctorate in Civil Security Leadership, Management, and Policy program. He has served as the statistics adviser on dozens of thesis committees at several state universities.

Dr. Snair’s books on military and corporate leadership have been published in 10 languages throughout the world by publishers including Penguin and McGraw-Hill. He holds a Ph.D. in higher education leadership and management from Seton Hall University and a B.S. in management from West Point, where he was president of his class.

Recently, Dr. Snair testified before the United States Senate on military veteran employment issues. His professional presentations have included lectures before the New York Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey Health Officers Association, and the Centre for the Study of Leadership in Education. He also has appeared on CNBC with Jim Cramer.

Dr. Snair spent a dozen years in the United States Army as both an enlisted soldier and as a commissioned officer. His service included time in Iraq as a cannon platoon leader during the Liberation of Kuwait in the early 1990s.

Professional Experience

  • Dean of the Doctorate Program, Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security (2015-Present)
  • Security Studies Faculty, New Jersey City University (2011-2015)
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Delaware State University (2012-2014)
  • Program Director, Rutgers Business School (2010-2012)
  • Senior Instructor, West Point Prep School (2005-2010)
  • Program Director, Seton Hall University (2001-2005)

Education & Professional Certifications

  • Ph.D., Education Management, Seton Hall University, 2006
  • M.S., Management, Edison State University, 2000
  • B.S., Management, West Point, 1988

Scholarly Activity

  • (2016). “Equipment for School and Campus Security: A Grant-Funded Approach.” Paper presented at the School Safety Advocacy Council’s National School Security Conference, Summer 2016.
  • (2014). “Viewing the Terrorist as Warrior: A Bitter, But Necessary, Pill to Swallow.” Homeland Security Affairs, 2014 Online Edition. Monterey, CA: The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
  • (2013). “The Case for K-16 Student Buy-In.” Aleong, Chandra, ed. Leverages: Best Practices that Raise the Bar in K-12 and Higher Education. Oregon, WI: Rainmaker Education.
  • (2010). “What Colleges Could Learn from the Real Estate Crash.” The Journal of College Admission (Academic Journal of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling), Summer 2010.
  • (2009). “The Potential Immorality of the Federal Student Aid Process: Help for the Needy or Passkey for the Elite?” Paper presented at the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Values and Leadership in Education Conference, October 2009.
  • (2008). “Are Your Students Critically Reading an Opinion Piece? Have them RATTKISS It!” English Journal (Academic Journal of the National Council of Teachers of English), Volume 97, Number 3, January 2008.
  • (2006). A Study of the Impact of Institution Name, Tuition Price, Longevity, and Website Form on Online Student Enrollment. Doctoral Dissertation. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest.
  • (2003). Stop the Meeting I Want to Get Off: How to Eliminate Endless Meetings While Improving Your Team’s Communication, Productivity, and Effectiveness. Shantou, China: Shantou University Press.
  • Finkelstein, Martin J., Jack H. Schuster, Mandy Liu, and Scott Snair. (2004). “Changing Academic Careers: The First Empirical Evidence.” Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Conference, November 2004.
  • Stebbins, Karl T., and Scott Snair. (1991). “M198 Battery Occupation During an Overland Attack.” Field Artillery, August 1991. Written with Karl T. Stebbins.
  • Editorial and graduate research work: Schuster, Jack H., and Martin J. Finkelstein. (2006). The American Faculty: The Restructuring of Academic Work and Careers. Baltimore: Hopkins Press.