Biography

Jason Snyder is a Senior Lecturer in American University's School of Education.

Jason currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in American University's School of Education, where his teaching and research focuses on education law and education policy. He also developed and served as founding director of AU's Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) program from 2014-2018. Prior to joining American University’s faculty, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. He initially joined the Department of Education through the White House Fellows program, a nonpartisan program for public service and leadership.  Jason also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught Education Law and Policy.  

Jason previously served as an education-law attorney and social studies teacher. He practiced education and appellate law at Hogan & Hartson LLP, where he advised school districts and drafted briefs in appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the firm, Snyder served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He also taught government, history, and economics for six years in public secondary schools and for one year at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing.

Jason earned an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University; a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law; a M.Ed. from U.C.L.A.; and an A.B., with honors, in Public Policy from Stanford University. He served as student body co-president at Stanford University and Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review at U.C. Berkeley School of Law.