Harriet L. Schwartz, PhD is a Professor of Relational Practice and Higher Education in the Graduate School of Leadership and Change at Antioch University.
She is the author of Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education (Stylus, 2019) and is at the forefront of applying Relational Cultural Theory (RCT) in higher education.
Her scholarly interests include teaching as relational practice, emotion and teaching, and qualitative research methods. Harriet has published two New Directions for Teaching and Learning sourcebooks, co-editing Teaching and Emotion and editing Interpersonal Boundaries in Teaching and Learning. She has published numerous book chapters and journal articles. Harriet is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at regional and national conferences and enjoys visiting with Connected Teaching faculty book clubs and providing faculty and staff development workshops. As a public scholar, Harriet has written about racism, sexism, and homophobia, publishing in spaces such as Pittsburgh’s Public Source and Medium.
She earned her PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch in 2009 and was a member of Cohort 5. Prior to joining the faculty at Antioch, Harriet taught in leadership, education, counseling, and student affairs programs at Carlow University in Pittsburgh. Harriet began her higher education career in student affairs, first at the University of Hartford, then Bard College, and later Carnegie Mellon University.