Roderick S. Snipes

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Assistant Professor
Deputy Chairperson
Business Management


Office: F-730R

Office Hours: Mon 10a-12p; Thu 5-7p; Fri 10a-12p (Spring 2019)

Phone: +1 (212) 220-8222

Roderick (Shane) Snipes is a global adventurer, the son of artists and the first in his family to attend college. He has taught business and technology courses since 1996.

After graduating from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in Intercultural Communication and minors in engineering, political science and international relations, Professor Snipes received a Fulbright Research Grant to study social issues in post-Soviet society. He founded, while on the grant, the Baltic Ecocenter and helped reorganize the Lithuanian AIDS Hotline in conjunction with the World Health Organization. While in Lithuania, he also completed an MBA from Vytautas Magnus University.

After completing his work in the Baltics, Professor Snipes worked in nonprofit organizations for a half dozen years, then transitioned to the early dot-com world of business. He was the creator of six innovation labs for HP, Microsoft and Best Buy. He has complete his Ph.D. in Sustainability Education with a focus on mindfulness and entrepreneurship education from Prescott College. An active member of the NYC startup community, Professor Snipes is currently the deputy chair of the Business Management Department and coordinator of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Degree Program.

LinkedIn Details


Mindful Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial thinking, Innovation management, Sustainability, Social entrepreneurship


  • B.A. North Carolina State University, Cross-cultural communication 1993
  • M.B.A. Vytatuas Magnus University, Organizational Development 1994
  • Ph.D. Prescott College, Sustainability Education 2019

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

  • Impact of late adolescence on entrepreneurial mindset
  • Intersection of innovation education, entrepreneurial education, and mindfulness education
  • Effects of brief mindfulness interventions in the classroom on the entrepreneurial self-efficacy and empathy


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • Fulbright Scholar, 1993
    Research on social movements in post-soviet society.
  • CUNY PSC Grant, 2018
    Research on impact of age on entrepreneurial mindset.

Additional Information

Co-founder of 1 Million Cups NYC (@1MCNYC), the New York City edition of a national entrepreneur ecosystem project supported by the Kauffman Foundation.