Idrissa N. Snider, Ph.D., is committed to educating and inspiring others to excellence. Her scholarly interests lie in the areas of rhetorical criticism and womanist studies, and Idrissa is attentive to studying modes of empowerment through acts of self-defining. She has taught several African American studies and communications-themed courses at major universities and colleges throughout the state, including the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and was a visiting assistant professor at Samford University.
Idrissa earned her doctoral degree at Wayne State University (2019), located in Detroit, Mich., and holds a Master of Arts degree from UAB in Communications Management (2014). She received her bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University in Film and Journalism (2004). Idrissa has more than 20 years of experience of working with youth and advocacy groups. She is also writer at heart and frequently writes an opinion column for The Birmingham Times. Idrissa currently serves on Prosper’s Community Connector’s Advisor Board and is active in many community projects. She has a passion for the arts and humanities and believes in the power of storytelling.