Renee Snow, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty

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 Renée Snow is an Associate Professor at the Sofia University where she teaches the psychology of finance, leadership, quantitative, and advanced mixed methods research. Dr. Snow has worked as a Certified Financial Planner® for the past 30 years and has combined technical expertise with psychology and philosophy in service to her clients. She earned a M.S. in Accountancy and worked 8 years for a large regional CPA firm and is an Enrolled Agent. Today, Dr. Snow manages her own wealth management firm and specializes in tax planning, asset management, divorce and financial planning as well as the psychological aspects of resource management. As Chair of the Department as well as a financial planning instructor at the University of California Santa Cruz- Silicon Valley she grounds students in the philosophy of economics while giving them the practical tools to work in the financial services industry. The focus of Dr. Snow’s research has been an inquiry into the ancient texts of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism as they apply to financial management. Dr. Snow has published works in the areas of leadership, behavioral finance, and mindfulness.

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Credentials: CFP, EA, CDFA, Ph.D.

Program: PHD


  • PhD in Psychology – Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
  • MA in Spiritual Psychology – University of Santa Monica
  • MS in Accountancy – San Jose State University
  • BA in Economics – University of California Santa Cruz

Licensures & Certifications:

  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst


  • Bakosh, L., Snow, R., Tobias, J., & Houlihan, J. (2015, January). Maximizing mindful learning: An innovative mindfulness intervention improves elementary students’ academic achievement. Mindfulness.
  • Snow, R. (2014). Transpersonal Economics. In H. Baker & V. Ricciardi (Eds.), Investor behavior: The psychology of financial planning and investing (pp. 245-264). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Snow, R. & Taylor, L. (2012, Fall). Transpersonal practices for personal wealth management. The Journal of the Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics, 2(2), 76-95.
  • Snow, R.(2012, March). Eco Leadership: The Practice of Deep Understanding in Action. Integral Leadership Review, XII(2).

Research & Training:

The focus of my research has been in the field of behavioral finance and economics, especially how culture, religion, and spiritual practices influence money management. I teach classes in behavioral finance, finance, statistics, leadership, quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Research Interests (Ph.D. Faculty): Transpersonal Wealth Management, Leadership, Jainism

More faculty members:

Dorote Weyers-Lucci, Ph.D.Faculty: Bachelor's Completion, Global College, Master of Business Administration

Simone M. DiMatteo, Ph.D.MBA Program Chair and Core Faculty

Jennifer M. Crane, LMFTProgram Chair

Michelle M. Daly, LPCProfessor

Jeng-Dau James Wu, DBAProfessor: MA of Business Administration

Robert Wood, PhD.Sofia Core Faculty, Chair-Transpersonal Studies

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