ABOUT DR. SCHWARTZ
Who is Dr. Harriet Schwartz?
Harriet is a lead scholar for the International Center for Growth in Connection. She is at the forefront of applying Relational Cultural Theory (RCT) to teaching and learning, particularly in higher education.
What Dr. Schwartz Does…
Harriet teaches RCT to educators in higher education in order to better help them reach their students. She achieves this goal through her book, Connected Teaching: Relationships, Power, and Teaching in Higher Education and other publications as well as keynote and plenary sessions, faculty development workshops, and visiting faculty book clubs and graduate courses in higher education, teaching in higher ed, and Relational Cultural Theory.
Harriet L. Schwartz, Ph.D., is a professor in psychology and counseling at Carlow University (Pittsburgh, PA). Harriet earned her PhD in Leadership and Change at Antioch University where she also mentors students in grounded theory, critical incident technique, and RCT. Before moving into a faculty career, Harriet worked in student affairs, first at Bard College and later at Carnegie Mellon.
What Drives Dr. Schwartz?
“My ongoing quest to understand relationship as a central force in teaching propels this book. I am drawn to those moments of energetic deep learning and all that makes these powerful moments possible—as relationship, identity, and emotion form the heart of connected teaching.”