- Pax Mundi (Distinguished) Professor of Public Diplomacy, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
- Adjunct Fellow, Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS), Temple University Japan
- Visiting Professor, Public Diplomacy, Tsinghua University
- Fulbright scholarships to Germany (student) and Japan (professor)
- Professor Emeritus of Communications, California State University, Fullerton
- Social Science Research Council Abe Fellow, Keio University
- Ph.D., International Relations, American University School of International Service, Washington, D.C.
- summa cum laude bachelors and magna cum laude doctorate honors graduate
- Author/Editor, 11 books on foreign policy; media and public relations; propaganda; public diplomacy
- Global Educator (22 years university/college professor in five countries)
- Global Speaker (170 invited public speaking engagements)
- Global Media Analyst (500+ media interviews)
- Book translations in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese
- Opinion writings in Los Angeles Times, The Diplomat, New York Times, The Guardian
- Blogger, The Huffington Post
- Special Contributor, The Japan Times
- Alumna, Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF), USIA/Department of State
- Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
Nancy Snow (Ph.D., International Relations) is Pax Mundi Professor of Public Diplomacy at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies in Japan. She is also Adjunct Fellow in the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies at Temple University Japan. From 2013-2015 Snow was an Abe Fellow with the Social Science Research Council that included a visiting professor affiliation with Keio University’s Institute for Journalism, Media & Communication Studies. Her 2016 book, Japan’s Information War, is based on her Abe research.
Snow is Professor Emeritus of Communications, California State University, Fullerton. Before her appointment to CSUF, Snow served as Associate Director of the UCLA Center for Communications and Community, a research and training organization that focused on improving media coverage of diverse neighborhoods and cities through media relations training. Snow also served as a faculty associate to the UCLA Center for Experiential Education and Service Learning.
Dr. Snow’s federal government service in the Presidential Management Fellows Program was as cultural affairs and academic exchange specialist at the U.S. Information Agency and refugee and migration analyst at the Department of State. She has served as a public diplomacy consultant in many countries (China, Japan, Israel, Malaysia, UK) as well as to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy and U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Additionally, she has served as a faculty associate to Free Press, Media Channel, Institute for Public Accuracy, Project Censored, and Mainstream Media Project. She was Vice-Chair of the Cultural Environment Movement (CEM), founded by UPenn Annenberg Dean Emeritus George Gerbner.
Snow was voted one of the three most quoted “media stars” among the 900 full-time faculty at California State University, Fullerton. She was voted the “most enthusiastic and engaging professor” while Assistant Professor of Political Science at New England College, where she also received membership in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. While there, she served three years as Executive Director for Common Cause in New Hampshire (1997-2000), a nonpartisan citizens’ advocacy organization that lobbies for greater accountability and ethics in government.
Nancy Snow received her Ph.D. in International Relations (magna cum laude) from the School of International Service at American University, Washington, D.C. Her doctoral dissertation, “Fulbright Scholars as Cultural Mediators,” earned an honorary “fourth best” dissertation by the Speech Communication Association (now National Communication Association), Division of International and Intercultural Communication. She earned a B.A. in Political Science (summa cum laude) from Clemson University, South Carolina.
Snow studied graduate German politics and history at the University of California, Berkeley as a Fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service. A Fulbright scholar to Germany, she completed graduate study in German and Political Science at the universities of Regensburg, Bayreuth, and Freiburg. In 2012 Snow held a Fulbright professorship at Sophia University, during which the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo chose her to lecture as a U.S. Speaker and Specialist on “The Lady Gaga Effect: Celebrity Diplomacy and the Japan Recovery.” This invitation followed a 2010 series of State Department talks in five Japanese cities (Fukuoka, Okinawa, Nagoya, Osaka, and Tokyo) on “The New Public Diplomacy of the Obama Administration.”
Until her move to Japan and emeritus retirement from Cal State Fullerton, Snow was Adjunct Professor in the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. While at USC, Snow was hired as an expert faculty consultant by Dean Geoffrey Cowan to establish the Center on Public Diplomacy and the first Master in Public Diplomacy degree program in the United States. In that capacity, she became the first senior research fellow at the CPD.
In 2013 Dr. Snow was appointed Visiting Professor to the Centre for Media and Information Warfare Studies at the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), an affiliation she shared with her friend and co-editor (Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy), the late Philip M. Taylor of the University of Leeds, founding faculty of the Centre.
In 2011 Snow was appointed Visiting Professor in Public Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya where she taught graduate courses in Marketing Foreign Policy in the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy.
From 2008-2010, Snow served as Associate Professor of Public Diplomacy at Syracuse University on professional leave from Cal State Fullerton. Snow taught courses for the Maxwell and Newhouse Schools, including Global Communications; Advanced Public Diplomacy; War, Media and Propaganda; Communications and Society; and a special topics course on Obama’s first hundred days in office.
In 2007 Dr. Snow was appointed Senior Research Scholar and Visiting Professor in Public Diplomacy at Tsinghua University’s School of Journalism and Communication, Beijing, China. She remains affiliated with Tsinghua as a visiting professor in public diplomacy.
Snow has served as a political consultant to The History Channel and Douglas, Cohn and Wolfe public relations. During Election 2000, Dr. Snow served as an online American Politics expert for Hungry Minds, Inc. of San Francisco, California, which also featured her in its national advertising campaign in USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.