Dr. Julie Snyder-Yuly joined the Leadership Studies Program faculty in fall of 2016. She currently teaches LD ST 322, “Leadership Styles and Strategies in a Diverse Society," a core course in the leadership studies curriculum, and LD ST 122, “Leading with Purpose,” an elective course designed to help students understand their leadership potential. She also co-teaches LAS 151, “Dean’s Leadership Seminar,” with LAS Dean Beate Schmittmann, which is an elective course in the leadership program. In addition to teaching, Snyder-Yuly serves as the student academic advisor for the program.
Snyder-Yuly earned a master’s degree in interdisciplinary graduate studies in communication, sociology, and industrial education from Iowa State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Iowa. Her doctoral dissertation in communications studies from the University of Utah examines microaggressions found in viral news stories, their images and reader comments related to Black homeless males. Her research and teaching areas are critical cultural studies, race and gender, interpersonal communication, public speaking, and leadership. She is the co-author of two journal articles and a book chapter related to race and media and an online article examining the need for social media alternatives.
Prior to joining the faculty of the Leadership Studies Program, Snyder-Yuly served as the program coordinator for the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, where she helped develop and create the Leadership Studies Program, including teaching the "Leadership Styles and Strategies in a Diverse Society" and "Women and Leadership" courses. While at the University of Utah, she taught interpersonal communication, and public speaking, and co-facilitated graduate courses on leadership and management and leadership ethics in the Eccles College of Business. Additionally, she taught in the College of Engineering’s Communication, Leadership, Ethics and Research program. She has also completed the Higher Education Teaching Specialist designation at the University of Utah.