William H. Snow, PhD

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Tenured Full Professor 

Contact Information:



Counseling Department


Dr. William Snow received his B.A and M.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Prior to joining Palo Alto University, he served at Bethany University for over 25 years where he was a Professor, Departmental Chair, Director of Institutional Research and Vice President for Academics. Dr. Snow also served as a Commander and Colonel in the Army National Guard Medical Department where he supervised the physical and behavioral health assessment and health promotion of the National Guard Soldiers in California. He also has extensive experience in peace keeping operations in Kosovo and working with Partnership for Peace programs in Ukraine, Thailand, and Nigeria. Dr. Snow’s early research was on behavioral health promotion with children and adolescents and then moved onto research on how leader decision making and actions positively or negatively impacts the wellbeing of individuals and organizations. His current focus is on online education, pedagogy and understanding the strengths and challenges of the educational cohort model in graduate counselor education programs offered in both residential and online distance learning formats.

Areas of Interest:

Research and program evaluation, professional identity, career development theories, social justice and, organizational leadership

Talks and Lectures:

Career Opportunities in Mental Health Counseling with William Snow, Ph.D.