B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Katharine Snyder is a nationally recognized researcher and professor of psychology at Methodist University. Katharine is best known for the creation of the Affective Auditory Verbal Learning Test (AAVLT), originally published in the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology and the International Journal of Neuroscience. There have been numerous citations and publications using her AAVLT at esteemed universities like Virginia Tech, East Carolina, and Case Western Reserve. A review of AAVLT research recently came out in an edited book by her associate at East Carolina University.

In addition, she has numerous publications in the Mental Measurements Yearbook, a resource utilized by practicing psychologists around the globe. Her special areas of interest are experimental psychology, neuropsychology, and health psychology. At Virginia Tech, Katharine had the privilege of studying with Dr. Richard Winet, a famous researcher in the field of health psychology.

In addition to her love of scholarship, Katharine is an avid reader, a dog lover, and a fiber artist. In her limited spare time, she donates her handmade quilt works to the Local Quilts of Valor chapter (QOV) to be awarded to local veterans (any veteran can apply for a free handmade quilt at QOVF.org).