Ken Schneck headshot

Director, Leadership in Higher Education Program
Professor
Ph.D., Fordham University

Ken Schneck

Ken Schneck headshotDirector, Leadership in Higher Education Program
Professor

Ph.D., Fordham University
M.A. and B.A., New York University

Dr. Ken Schneck teaches courses on student development theory; race, class and gender in higher education; college leadership; and the intersection of public policy and higher education. He also serves as the adviser for LHE students and performs administrative tasks pertaining to initial internship placement and practicum experiences, as well as assisting in the expansion of opportunities for our LHE students to engage in professional development.

Before joining BW, Schneck was a faculty member, dean of students and the chief student affairs officer at Marlboro College. He also served as assistant dean of student affairs at Sarah Lawrence College, assistant director of residence life at the School of American Ballet and assistant director of the center for student development and campus activities at Pace University. He has been elected to several national positions within the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), including creating and serving as the first national chair of the Alcohol and Other Drug Knowledge Community.

Publications

“Seriously…What Am I Doing Here? The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew” (1984 Publishing, 2017)

“LGBTQ Cleveland: Images of Modern America” (Arcadia Publishing & The History Press, 2018)

“LGBTQ Columbus: Images of Modern America” (Arcadia Publishing & The History Press, 2019)

“LGBTQ Cincinnati: Images of Modern America” (Arcadia Publishing & The History Press, 2020)

Schneck writes regular features for Cleveland Magazine, FreshWater Cleveland and Prizm Magazine.

For 10 years, he served as the host and producer of "This Show is So Gay," a nationally-syndicated, award-winning radio show and podcast.