Bio

  • Walt Disney Chair, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University
  • Pax Mundi (“Distinguished”) Professor of Public Diplomacy, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
  • Adjunct Fellow, Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS), Temple University Japan
  • Professor Emeritus of Communications, Cal State Fullerton
  • Author/Editor, 13 books on foreign policy; media and public relations; propaganda; public diplomacy
  • Contributing Writer, Nikkei Asian Review
  • Fulbright scholarships to Germany (Bayreuth, Regensburg) and Japan (Sophia University)
  • SSRC Abe Fellow & Visiting Research Professor, Keio University
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellow, UC-Berkeley
  • Ph.D., International Relations, magna cum laude, School of International Service, The American University, Washington, D.C.
  • B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, Clemson University, South Carolina
  • Book translations in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese
  • Alumna, Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, United States Information Agency and U.S. Department of State
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Adjunct Professor of Public Diplomacy, USC Annenberg School (2002-2012)
  • Visiting Professor of Public Diplomacy, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy (2011)
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Public Diplomacy, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University (2008-2010)
  • Visiting Professor of Public Diplomacy, Tsinghua University School of Journalism and Communication (2007)

Angela Caputi

Nancy Snow (Ph.D., International Relations) is Walt Disney Chair in Global Media at Schwarzman College on semester leave from her faculty position as Pax Mundi (“Distinguished”) 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. The Abe Fellowship included a Visiting Professor research affiliation with Keio University’s Institute for Journalism, Media & Communication Studies. Her 2016 book, Japan’s Information War, is based on her Abe research. Bunshindo will publish a Japanese version in 2020 with a foreword by Nobuko Sasae of The Nobuko Forum.

Snow’s latest co-edited books are The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda (2020) and the second edition Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy (2020), with Nicholas J. Cull of USC.

Dr. Snow is Professor Emeritus of Communications, California State University, Fullerton. Before her appointment to CSUF, Snow served as Associate Director of the Center for Communications and Community, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 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 and taught a summer course, “Media and Social Change,” in the Department of Sociology.

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. Snow spent two years as a Visiting Associate Professor of Public Diplomacy (2008-2010) at the S.I. Newhouse School where she taught in the joint degree (Newhouse/Maxwell) Masters in Public Diplomacy program.

Dr. Snow is an alumna of the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program at the United States Information Agency and U.S. Department of State.

California State University, Fullerton named Snow one of the three most quoted “media stars” among the 900 full-time faculty.  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, a nonpartisan citizens’ advocacy organization that lobbies for greater accountability and ethics in government.

Snow received her Ph.D. in International Relations (magna cum laude) from the School of International Service, The 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.

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