College of Education and Professional Studies

Ms. Gayle Snider


Phone: (405) 974-5344

Office: HES 200C

Box: 120


  • CSP - Certified Safety Professional, 2008
  • M.S - University of Oklahoma, 1996
  • MPH - University of North Carolina, 1978

General Information

Gayle joined the faculty of the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in 1999 as a full-time faculty member in Industrial Safety. Previous to her work at UCO, she was a Safety Manager at the Dayton Tire Company in Oklahoma City, taught in the College of Public Health at the OU Health Sciences Center, was a consultant for ARINC aviation services and served as the Mental Health Director for the Navajo Tribe.

Ms. Snider’s masters degrees are in public health education and in industrial hygiene. Also, she holds the Certified Safety Professional designation. Her typical teaching load includes Industrial Safety I, Occupational Risk, Ergonomics, History Principles and Philosophy of Safety Management, Safety Education, and Industrial Noise.

Ms. Snider has published articles in public health journals and has presented papers at national public health conferences.  Additionally, she has presented at several industrial safety community and professional organizations. She is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and has served as the UCO faculty liaison to the Student Chapter of ASSE for six years. She recently organized the UCO Women in Safety Engineering professional organization.

“I am a fifth-generation Oklahoman who tries to live life to the fullest. I enjoy being a part of the American Philatelic Society, the Oklahoma Succulent Society, the Oklahoma Anthropological Society and the Oklahoma Ornithological Society. I also enjoy spending my free time hiking in the out-of-doors with lifelong friends. 

“As an educator, I enjoy teaching students who struggle in areas like math and science so that they can be better prepared for the workforce. My educational goals include creating good citizens in addition to good safety professionals.”