Carlow University


Harriet L. Schwartz, PhD, is professor of psychology and counseling at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, where she serves as chair of the MA in Student Affairs program. In addition, Dr. Schwartz is also a leader in the Relational Cultural Theory community. Dr. Schwartz’s scholarly interests include teaching as relational practice, emotion and teaching, and qualitative research methods. She is the author of Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education (Stylus, 2019) and she has published two New Directions for Teaching and Learning sourcebooks, co-editing Teaching and Emotion (with Jennifer Snyder-Duch) and editing

Interpersonal Boundaries in Teaching and Learning. In addition, Dr. Schwartz mentors doctoral students in qualitative research methods at Antioch University where she earned her PhD in Leadership and Change. She also holds an MS in counseling and a certificate in student personnel from Springfield College. Prior to pursuing a teaching career, she worked in student affairs at Carnegie Mellon University, Bard College, and University of Hartford.

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