Tamara Schnepel, ABD
College of Liberal Arts
Tamara Schnepel has been with Ashford University since August 2008 and teaches several different courses, primarily in the criminal justice area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marycrest International University, Masters' degrees in Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice from St. Ambrose University, and is currently ABD for her PhD in General Psychology at Capella University. She worked at Skyline Center, Inc., for five years, the Clinton County Mental Health Department, Community Care., Inc. as a social worker, the State of Iowa, and the Salvation Army Homeless Shelter in Davenport, IA. Most recently, she has been teaching in the criminal justice department at Kaplan University.
When asked what advice she can give students, she says, "The best thing that any student can do is maintain an open line of communication between themselves and their instructor; as instructors they are not only here to teach, they are here to help them succeed in the goals they have set for themselves. By maintaining an open line of communication, instructors can help a student through a difficult situation or assignment and get them one step closer to the goal of a higher education."