Harriet L. Schwartz, PhD, is professor of psychology and counseling at Carlow University (Pittsburgh, PA), where she serves as chair of the MA in Student Affairs program. In addition, Dr. Schwartz is Lead Scholar for Education as Relational Practice, for the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Relational Cultural Theory’s intellectual center, founded at Wellesley College. She is at the forefront of applying Relational Cultural Theory (RCT) to teaching and learning, particularly in higher education.
Dr. Schwartz’s scholarly interests include teaching and learning as relational practice, emotion and teaching, and qualitative research methods. 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.
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.