Schneider teaches physics courses and labs, Contemporary Physics, Introduction to Astronomy, and Analytical Mechanics. He has been teaching at Lawrence Technological University since 1992.
He grew up in Poughkeepsie New York. Schneider earned a bachelor's degree in Physics from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York and his PhD in Physics from the State University of New York at Albany.
During his summers in graduate school, Schneider worked at a deaf-youth summer camp in the Adirondacks (upstate New York). From that experience, he made connections that brought him to Michigan (he also has a brother and an uncle here).
A chance experience in "star trail photography" led him to photography as a hobby (mostly landscape nature photography). He started with film cameras, but is now fully digital. Schneider is particularly interested in "patterns in nature" and photographing "textures" in the natural world.