Teaching Conference

PLEASE NOTE: The 2021 Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is canceled. The Conference is tentatively rescheduled for October 2022.   


Join us for The Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education on Oct. 9, 2020 at the La Roche University campus. Teaching faculty, professional staff and graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals and attend. Learn more.

Keynote Speaker: Harriet L. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Harriet2The Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is pleased to welcome Harriet L. Schwartz, Ph.D., as the 2022 keynote speaker. Dr. Schwartz will deliver the keynote address entitled, “Connected Teaching: Mutuality and Mattering in the Age of Distraction.” Dr. Schwartz 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” 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 doctorate in leadership and change. She also holds a master’s 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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