College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

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Shannon Snapp

Dr. Shannon D. Snapp (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor in Psychology at California State University, Monterey Bay. Her work focuses on

  1. interpersonal relationships and
  2. educational policies and practices that support underrepresented youth’s health and well-being, with a focus on the experiences of LGBTQ youth, youth of color, and youth whose identities and experiences intersect.

She strives to do asset-based, justice-driven, critically-conscious research that has the potential to create social change and reduce inequality. 

Dr. Snapp currently teaches a course she developed called How to Love: The Art and Science of Love and Intimacy.

Title:  Associate Professor of Psychology
Office Location Heron Hall 18-193
Phone: 831-582-3429
Office Hours By appointment
Areas of Expertise

Interpersonal relationships/relationship science
Supportive school practices and policies
Underrepresented youths’ health and well-being
Sexuality, gender, race, and intersectionality 
Social justice
Mixed methods research 

Courses Taught

How to Love: The Art and Science of Love and Intimacy
Social Psychology and Social Justice
Advanced Research Methods

Selected Works Author Gallery