Alfred C. Snider

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Alfred C. Snider
Born Alfred Charles Snider III
(1950-10-28)October 28, 1950
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Died December 11, 2015(2015-12-11) (aged 65)
Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
Education Brown University (Bachelor's)
Emerson College (Master's)
University of Kansas (Ph.D.)

Dr. Alfred Charles "Tuna" Snider III (October 28, 1950 – December 11, 2015) was the Edwin W. Lawrence Professor of Forensics at the University of Vermont from 1982 until his death in late 2015.

A native of the greater Los Angeles area in southern California, he graduated from West Covina High School and moved to New England after his graduation from high school to obtain a bachelor's degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he majored in Asian civilizations with a minor in speech communication. He later received a master's degree from Emerson College and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, specializing in rhetoric and speech communication.

While a professor at the University of Vermont (UVM), he coached the Lawrence Debate Union and taught rhetoric, argument, and persuasion.[1]


  1. ^ Margalit Fox (December 16, 2015). "Alfred C. Snider, Who Promoted Healthy Debate as Just That, Dies at 65". The New York Times.