Roderick (Shane) Snipes’s Profile

Faculty
Active 3 months ago
Roderick (Shane) Snipes
Pronouns
he/him
Office Location
F730R
About Me
Hello, my name is Dr. Shane Snipes and I am an assistant professor, deputy chair of the Business Management Department, and coordinator of an entrepreneurship degree program within the City University of New York (CUNY) system in New York City. Under my guidance, the program has been awarded the NACCE Entrepreneurial Program Excellence Award in 2018, has been nominated for the USASBE Pedagogical Innovation Award, and was featured in the Federal Reserve Innovation Showcase in 2022. My main research focus is on how mindfulness practices can improve businesses and education. I have published several works related to empathy, self-efficacy, entrepreneurship education, research as teaching, and creating social impact through student-led, community-first undergraduate research. As a scholar/practitioner, I developed the Citizen Entrepreneur Explorers Program (CEEP), which requires students to share their findings about entrepreneurship with their communities. This program has influenced policy makers, community groups, and local business owners. The Kauffman Foundation has supported the expansion of the CEEP program nationwide to increase diversity in the scholar and researcher pipeline. In 2021, I helped bring the Blackstone Launchpad to our CUNY campus. This program teaches an entrepreneurial mindset to students across all majors, not just business students. I strongly advocate for more inclusion and diversity in all areas of education and innovation. Before working in higher education, I was a tech founder. I hold a BA in Cross-cultural Communication with a minor in engineering from N.C. State University, an MBA from Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania while working on Fulbright Research, and a PhD in Sustainability Education from Prescott College. When I’m not working, I enjoy kayaking, hiking, meditation, and cooking. I welcome the opportunity to connect with you on LinkedIn. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me.
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., Small Business Entrepreneurship, A.A.S.

Courses

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!

SBE400: Small Business Management (Major Capstone)

SBE400: Small Business Management (Major Capstone)

This course covers the management and operations of a small business. The general functions of management, factors in business success and failure, and the entrepreneur’s qualifications are covered. Case studies, mathematical decision-making and computer/phone applications are integral parts of the creation of a business plan.

SBE100: Entrepreneurship – Product & Service Creation

SBE100: Entrepreneurship – Product & Service Creation

This course examines the building blocks of entrepreneurship, including an analysis of the entrepreneur and exploration of business opportunities. The course includes the investigation and practice of products and service creation. The emphasis will be on applying entrepreneurship concepts to a business idea and developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Corequisite: BUS104 only for business majors.

Communities

Business / Entrepreneur Club

Business / Entrepreneur Club

Our mission is to offer a new understanding of entrepreneurship and business, provide a place for students to connect to mentors and other founders and offer business career information and career guidance. Meetings: Hybrid (Both in-person & virtual) Wednesdays, 2pm / Room F701, 7th floor, Fiterman Hall Email: Business.eship@gmail.com

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.

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.

SBE400 Class – Student Community

SBE400 Class – Student Community

SBE400 Class Student Space for Profiles & Projects

BMCC | COIL: Collaborative Online International Learning

BMCC | COIL: Collaborative Online International Learning

A space for faculty to learn about virtual global exchange

Projects

*New* BMCC Blackstone LaunchPad

*New* BMCC Blackstone LaunchPad

LaunchPad is here for all majors to learn about innovative thinking in careers & entrepreneurial endeavors.

SBE400 Resources

SBE400 Resources

Resources for students taking SBE400 class.

Work-Project Based Learning Resources

Work-Project Based Learning Resources

Business Management has 3 active fellows in the Work-based Learning Fellowship with the CEO Jobs Council of NY. These materials are curated from that experience.