Roderick (Shane) Snipes


Dr. Shane Snipes, Ph.D., is a leading scholar at BMCC specializing in AI’s role in education and the integration of mindfulness in entrepreneurship education

Shane Snipes, Ph.D., leads the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Program at BMCC, drawing from his profound research in mindfulness and entrepreneurship education. With a background teaching at Fordham and FIT, and experience in establishing corporate innovation labs, he’s currently deeply invested in AI’s transformative role in modern education.




Deputy Chair, Business Management, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Coordinator, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Degree Program, Business Management, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Entrepreneurship Faculty, Business Management, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Academic Interests

Entrepreneurship education; Mindfulness; Entrepreneurial self-efficacy; Empathy


Snipes, S. (2023). Transforming Education with AI: Guide to Understanding and Using ChatGPT in the Classroom. AI4 Press.


Snipes, S. (2022). Teaching entrepreneurship through community research. In C. H. Matthews, S. C. Santos (Eds.), Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy – 2023 (pp 406-411). Edward Elgar.


Snipes, R.S. (2021). Access and Impact of Community First Entrepreneurship Education for the New World of Work: A Case for the Citizen Entrepreneur Explorers Program. In Rolle, J.-A., Kisato, J., & Kebaya, C. (Eds.), A Handbook on the Future of Work and Entrepreneurship for the Underserved. Independently published, Amazon.


Snipes, R. S. (2021, February). Addressing the challenges of workforce preparedness with community-centered entrepreneurial education. Paper presented at Learning and Development Elysium 2021 – Delhi, India. Retrieved July 16, 2021, from


Snipes, R.S. (2020). Impact of Ultra-Brief Mindfulness Practice on Empathy in Entrepreneurial Courses. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 23(6).


Alexander, R. C., Stewart, M., & Snipes, R. S. (2019). Breaking Boundaries: A Unique Inter-University Program Addressing the 21st Century Skills Gap. In E. Bohemia, G. Gemser, N. Fain, C. de Bont, & R. A. Almendra (Ed.), Proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management: Research Perspectives In the era of Transformations, 2(1), 1587–1592.


Snipes, R.S. (1994). Social Movements in Post-Soviet Societies (unpublished thesis). Fulbright Scholar, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania.