Briana Snyder


Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director


Contact Info

Linthicum Hall, Room 301C


Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
M.S. in Nursing, Towson University
B.S. in Nursing, Stevenson University
B.A. in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Certified Nurse Educator
Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer

Areas of Expertise

Psychiatric and mental health nursing
Dissociative disorders
Integrative health
Nursing education


  • Snyder, B. L., & Keepers, N.* (2023). The lived experience of psychiatric-mental health nurses working with dissociative disorder inpatients: A phenomenological inquiry. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing (impact factor 2.218), 42, 68-74.
  • Snyder, B. L., Doran, K., & Doede, M. (2022). Nursing student perceptions of a community health street outreach experience: A thematic analysis. Journal of Nursing Education, 61(7).
  • Mark, H., Ogle, K., & Snyder, B. (2022). Towson University, Department of Nursing announces new Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing program. The Maryland Nurse Journal, 23(3), 29.
  • Snyder, B. L. (2021). Recognizing & treating dissociative disorders: The nurse’s role in supporting patients and their families. American Nurse Journal, 16(9), 2-5. 
  • Giarardi, A., Curran, M. S., & Snyder, B. L. (2020). Healthy intimate relationship education for adults with autism. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 27(5), 406-414.
  • Snyder, B. L., & Buursma, M. (2020). Leadership succession in volunteer organizations: Challenges, benefits, and best practices. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 42(6), 474-479.
  • Snyder, B. L. (2020). Practicing what we preach: Teaching psychiatric-mental health student nurses to care for themselves. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 58(6), 40-45.
  • Snyder, B. L. (2019). Why (not to) choose psychiatric-mental health nursing. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 57(10), 2-3.
  • Wierenga, K. L., Kamp, K., Snyder, B. L., Arthur, E., & Holden, J. (2019). Leadership engagement for emerging nurse scholars. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 41(5), 784-790.
  • Hardin, H. K., Wierenga, K. L., Burbach, B., Kamp, K., Snyder, B. L. & Larson, J. L. (2019). Midwest Nursing Research Society committee updates. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 41(3), 477-480.
  • Weberman, A., Brand, B., Snyder, B. L., & Kaliush, P. (2018). Detecting genuine and simulated dissociative identity disorder with the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM). Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 11(5), 513-520.

Honors and Awards

  • The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award

Areas of Professional Service

  • Chairperson, University System of Maryland Women’s Forum Executive Council