Title: Independent Researcher, Professor Emerita
Location: Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
Mildred A. Schwartz, Independent Researcher and Professor Emerita, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in sociology education.
Following a more than 35-year career in sociological academia, Dr. Schwartz has dedicated her time to independent research since 2019. Invested in political-based research on parties, regionalism, national identity and organizations, she is currently working on historical-comparative approaches to inequality. Prior to her independent work, Dr. Schwartz taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago as an associate professor from 1966 to 1969 and as a full professor from 1969 until attaining emerita status in 1998. Simultaneously, she had been a program director at the National Science Foundation in 1995. She had also offered her expertise as study director of the National Opinion Research Center from 1964 to 1966 and as an assistant professor at the University of Alberta from 1962 to 1964.
To accompany her illustrious career, Dr. Schwartz is the author of numerous written works, including her most recent, “The Rise and Fall of Moral Conflicts in the United States and Canada” with Raymond Tatalvich from 2018. Additionally, she authored “Trouble in the University: How the Education of Health Care Professionals Became Corrupted” in 2014, “Party Movements in the United States and Canada: Strategies of Persistence” in 2006, “The Party Network” in 1990, “Politics and Territory” in 1974 and “Public Opinion and Canadian Identity” in 1967. She was also the co-editor of “The Handbook of Political Sociology” in 2005. Notably, Dr. Schwartz was granted the Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award for the Canadian Politics Section by the American Political Science Association in 2011.
Renowned in her industry, Dr. Schwartz was the recipient of the Donner Medal in Canadian Studies in 2019 and 1999 and the Alumni of Influence Award from the University of Toronto in 2018. A 1999 fellow of the Enders Foundation, she has also received various educational grants and fellowships for her studies, including the Network Fellowship at Harvard University’s Edward J. Safra Center for Ethics. Likewise, Dr. Schwartz was a visiting professor at the University of Calgary and Harvard University, as well as a visiting scholar at New York University, which she recalls as a highlight of her career.
Matriculating at the University of Toronto, Ms. Schwartz earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1954 and a Master of Arts in 1956. She went on to achieve a Doctor of Philosophy from Columbia University in 1965. Originally pondering whether to pursue anthropology or sociology, she settled on sociology due to its eclectic connections to literature, politics and the humanities. Some of her first studies centered on the Hungarian uprising, which eventually transitioned into Canadian and American politics. Presently, she maintains affiliation with the Canadian Political Science Association, American Sociological Association, Social Science History Association, American Political Science Association and Association for Canadian Studies in the United States. To attest to her legacy, Dr. Schwartz is also listed in the 58th and 59th editions of Who’s Who in America and the 25th edition of Who’s Who of American Women.
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