Steven C. Snyder, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Departments of Philosophy & Theology

Contact information:

Steven C. Snyder, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630


B.A., Cornell College, Philosophy
M.S.L., Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies (Toronto)
M.A., University of Toronto, Centre for Medieval Studies
Ph.D., University of Toronto, Centre for Medieval Studies, Medieval Philosophy

Classes Taught

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Nature of Material Reality

Areas of Expertise

Albert the Great
Thomas Aquinas
Medieval Philosophy
History and Philosophy of Science

Selected Scholarship

“Boethius’ Consolatio Philosophiae: Philosophy Consoling and Consoled,” in Faith & Reason. Timothy L. Smith, ed. Notre Dame: St. Augustine Press, in press.

“Evolution and the Origin of Species: Aristotelian Reflections,” in Science, Philosophy, and Theology. John O’Callaghan, ed. Notre Dame: St. Augustine Press, in press.

“Thomas Aquinas on the Reality of Time,” Sapientia 55 (2000): 371-384.

“Albert the Great: Creation and the Eternity of the World,” in Philosophy and the God of Abraham: Essays in Memory of James A. Weisheipl, O.P., R. James Long, ed. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1991, pp. 191-202.

“Albert the Great, Incohatio Formae, and the Pure Potentiality of Matter,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 70 (1996): 63-82.

Professional Affiliations

Vice-president, Thomistic Society for Natural Philosophy

Member, American Catholic Philosophical Association

Member, International Committee for the History of Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy, now the Society for Thomistic Natural Philosophy

Invited Participant, Thomistic Summer Institute (1996-2001)

Teaching Excellence Award (1993-1994)