Master of Arts in English, University New Hampshire, 1987. Master of Arts in American Culture, University Michigan, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy in American Culture, University Michigan, 1993.
Lecturer University New Hampshire, Durham, 1987-1988, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, 1991-1993. Assistant professor Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan, 1993-1997, associate professor, since 1998.
Member Modern Language Association (founder, chair committee on disability issues in the profession 1995-1998), Society for Disability Studies (president since 1998).
Married Sharon Lynn Snyder, June 30, 1991. 1 child, Cameron Snyder.