B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1976
M.A., University of Maine, 1984
Nancy Schneider is a Maine native who graduated from Kennebunk High School in 1972. Her undergraduate degree is a BS in Animal Science from the University of New Hampshire, completed in 1976, with a concurrent secondary major in Literary Criticism.
She spent the next two years at UMaine, studying animal pathology and parasitology, but eventually decided to pursue a career in teaching and writing. In 1981, she earned an MA in Rhetoric and Composition, and later accepted an offer to establish and direct a new writing center at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. She spent three years at LIU before returning to Maine in 1989. For the next two years, she worked as a technical and grant writer. She has been employed by UMA since 1991, becoming an Associate Professor of English in 1996. Her primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of technical writing, document design and composition. Professor Schneider lives in Skowhegan with her husband Bob, daughter Tatyana, three parrots and two dogs.