She won the Teaching Excellence Award in 1992 and has authored/edited three books: The Christology of Rosemary Radford Ruether, (Twenty-Third Publications, 1988); Liberation Theology: An Introductory Reader, (Orbis Books, 1992) and Spiritual Questions for the Twenty-First Century: Essays in Honor of Joan D. Chittister(Orbis, 2001).
Dr. Mary Hembrow Snyder is Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Center for Mercy & Catholic Studies. She has been a member of the Mercyhurst community for the last twenty-six years. Currently she is co-editor, with Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB, of Essential Writings: Joan D. Chittister, which will be published by Orbis in 2014. Dr. Snyder is also the Director of the Catholic Studies Program at Mercyhurst University which will begin course offerings in the fall of 2013.