Director of UAS Program, UND Aerospace
Professor Snyder is an assistant chair / Director of UAS Program for the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota (UND). He continues to be active in aviation education with experience as an FAA Designated Pilot and Instructor Examiner, an OEM certified Insitu ScanEagle UAS pilot, and UND Chief Flight Instructor. As a DOT-certified SMS trainer, Professor Snyder is an active member of UND Executive SMS Committee and Events Review Team (ERT), analyzing flight data and conducting safety risk assessments to reduce risk within the organization. Professor Snyder is also a member of the Airborne Public Safety Association, ASTM Unmanned Aicraft Systems committee, and the Eno Aviation Wroking Group. He has worked with the FAA to assist UND Aerospace in being recognized as meeting active conformance for UND’s Part 141 Pilot School and Part 145 Maintenance Repair Station under the FAA SMS Voluntary Program. Professor Snyder also actively teaches safety management systems, aviation safety, un-manned aircraft systems, and various advanced flight courses for the UND. Related research activities include FAA Industry Training Standards (FITS) scenario-based training, human factors considerations of UAS procedures and control stations, UAS beyond visual line of sight, UAS test site collection and analysis, UAS parameters, exceedance, and recording rates for ASIAS, SMS in FAR Part 141 Schools, and Identifying Safe Integrations of Complex Digital Systems. He holds a degree in Aeronautical Studies and Master of Science in Educational Leadership.