Roderick (Shane) Snipes’s Profile

Faculty
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Roderick (Shane) Snipes
Pronouns
he/him
Office Location
F730R
About Me
Dr. Shane Snipes is assistant professor, deputy chair, and coordinator of the 2-year entrepreneurship degree at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY Business Management Department. Dr. Snipes manages four programs – Citizen Entrepreneur Explorers Program (supported by Kauffman Foundation), Small Business Entrepreneurship (SBE) Associates Degree Program, BMCC Blackstone LaunchPad, and top secret partnership in the rural south – Building Diverse Rural to Urban Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. Under his guidance the SBE has won NACCE Entrepreneurial Program Excellence Award (2018); is nominated for the USASBE 2021 Pedagogical Innovation Award; and programs will be featured in the NY Federal Reserve Innovation Showcase in late January 2022. Snipes speaks frequently at academic conferences, and entrepreneurship events about the importance of entrepreneurial diversity and mindfulness in business and learning environments. He was selected as a fellow for the Practice-based Teaching Fellowship with CUNY and the New York City CEO Council, a fellow for the 2020 Social Venture Research Institute, the 2019 Career Success Grant, 2019 CUNY I-Corps Research Grant and 2018 CUNY-PSC Grant, for his work in mindfulness in conjunction with improving entrepreneurship education. Dr Snipes has presented keynotes at entrepreneurship and mindfulness events since 2010. He has moderated more than 100 panels related to sustainability, entrepreneurship, education, and mindfulness. In 2010, Snipes founded Ecoroadtrip.com and traveled for 8 months speaking about sustainability interviewing more than 1000 people and conducting 200 talks on ecological issues. He hosted a web series called EcoCowboys. He currently teaches for the City University of New York system on a weekly basis and for eCornell on request. Prior to higher ed, Dr. Snipes was tech founder creating a sustainability analytics platform for assessing logistics and building data for its impacts on climate. He completed a BA in International Communication from N.C. State University (minors in political science, international relations, and engineering), holds an MBA from Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania while working on Fulbright Research, and completed a PhD in Sustainability Education from Prescott College.
Academic Interests
Dr. Snipes teaches and researches how mindfulness improves businesses and education. As a scholar/practitioner, he developed the Citizen Entrepreneur Explorers Program (CEEP) at Citizenpreneurs.com. In a unique twist in higher education, the CEEP program asks students to discover a question about entrepreneurship in their neighborhood, collect data, analyze it, then most importantly report it back to the community. Projects are influencing policymakers, community groups, and local business owners. Kauffman Foundation has funded the expansion of the CEEP program nationally to increase the diversity of researcher pipeline. During 2021, Dr. Snipes helped bring the Blackstone Launchpad to BMCC’s campus (http://bmcc.startuptree.co). The Launchpad teaches entrepreneurial mindset to all majors. He’s an advocate for more inclusion and diversity in all areas of education and innovation. Find out more about publications here – https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7726-5256
Departments
Business Management, Interdisciplinary
Academic Programs
Business Administration, A.S., Business Management, A.A.S., Digital Marketing, A.S., Financial Management, A.S., Small Business Entrepreneurship, A.A.S.

Courses

Citizen Entrepreneur Explorers Program (CEEP)

Citizen Entrepreneur Explorers Program (CEEP)

CEEP allows students to build cultural and professional competencies while engaging in research on entrepreneurial ecosystems through small businesses in their local communities.

Why SBE 100 (Entrepreneurship) is right for you

Why SBE 100 (Entrepreneurship) is right for you

Small Business Entrepreneurship 100 course is for any major!

Communities

innovate@BMCC

innovate@BMCC

Innovate@BMCC is a multidisciplinary group of faculty, staff and students who combine entrepreneurship with any major. Our goal is to help departments and students connect around their creative ideas.

CEEP Researchers

CEEP Researchers

The Citizen Entrepreneur Explorer Program aims to teach students about entrepreneurship while helping them engage with their local communities. Community outreach is an aspect of the program that is heavily emphasized so students can understand the impact and dynamics of local businesses. Students are encouraged to think critically about what it means to run a business. We strive to guide students to conduct research that is relevant, purposeful, and bold! Research projects are specifically tailored based on each student’s interests and bring to light the communities that they live in.

BMCC | COIL: Collaborative Online International Learning

BMCC | COIL: Collaborative Online International Learning

A space for faculty to learn about virtual global exchange

Asset-Based Teaching/Being Methods

Asset-Based Teaching/Being Methods

For faculty and staff who want to integrate trauma-aware and asset-based teaching into the offices and classes.

Projects

Citizen Entrepreneur Explorer Program

Citizen Entrepreneur Explorer Program

Program for teaching entrepreneurship as an engagement with the local community.

BMCC Blackstone Launchpad

BMCC Blackstone Launchpad

The Blackstone BMCC LaunchPad network makes entrepreneurial skills and mindset accessible and relevant for all college students and alumni to help them build thriving careers and companies. • Get Inspired • Grow Strategic Insights for Whatever Path You’re On • Receive Mentoring from Career Professionals or Entrepreneurs • Win Prizes • Find Funding • Grow Visibility for Your Venture • Gain skills to Amplify Your Resume for Success • Build Confidence & Community • Gain Easy Access to Our Local & Nationwide Opportunity Ecosystem Our BMCC LaunchPad network propels your success by helping you go further, faster. Connect to a local and national network of mentors, events, funding, talent, job opportunities, and more for the mindset and skill sets you’ll use to build your next-gen career or company.