Snider, Rick

Chief Information Officer
Part-time Professor
Piedmont Divinity School
Stevens Hall SH106
PhD in Biblical Studies, Piedmont International University 2016
MA in Ministry, Piedmont International University 2006
MA in Biblical Studies, Piedmont International University 2006
BCS, Troy State University 1987
AAS, Community College of the Air Force 1982
AA, University of Maryland 1982


While stationed in Alabama with the United States Air Force, Rick completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at Troy State University in Alabama in 1988. He earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Auburn University in 1990. After working in the secular business world for thirteen years and after leaving the Air Force, Rick enrolled at Piedmont Baptist College, completing his Master of Biblical Studies and Master of Ministry degrees in 2006. Rick and his wife Shelia attended church at Westside Fellowship in Elon, N.C., with Rick serving as an assistant pastor and Shelia as church secretary.

Rick completed his PhD (Theology Concentration) in May of 2016. Rick serves as adjunct faculty at Carolina University, and enjoys teaching both Bible and computer classes online as well as in the classroom. Rick currently resides on campus with wife Shelia. They enjoy walks around the campus and bike riding on the many trails in Winston Salem, such as the 7-mile loop around Salem Lake.

Courses Taught

Biblical Interpretation I
Biblical Interpretation III
Daniel and Revelation
Introduction to Computers
Gospel of John
Life of Christ
Technology in Ministry
Technology in Ministry (Logos Emphasis)
Theology III
Theology IV
Theology IV (Graduate)

Publications and Professional Activities

PhD Dissertation: A Critical Analysis of Hermeneutics of the Moderate Preterist and Normative
Dispensational Interpretations of Prophetic Scripture
Member of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)
Member of the North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES)
Member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Snider, Rick