Harriet L. Schwartz, PhD
Harriet Schwartz serves as chair of the Master of Arts in Student Affairs program and associate Pprofessor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling. She is also the lead scholar for education as relational practice with the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute.
Schwartz began her higher education career in student affairs. She was a career consultant for the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) where she also served as an assistant director in the Career Center. Prior to working in career development, Schwartz served as assistant to the dean of student affairs at CMU. In this position, she worked in a number of areas including as academic liaison, sexual assault advisor, Interfaith Council liaison, community relations liaison, Fifth Year Scholars advisor, sophomore class liaison, LGBT/Allies advisor, divisional publications coordinator, and service-learning coordinator.
Schwartz began her work in higher education as academic advisor/counselor for the men’s basketball team at the University of Hartford. Next she was the first director of the Career Center at Bard College. She also counts her undergraduate experience as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper as important in her development as an educator.
Throughout her career in student affairs, Schwartz was active with NASPA, holding a variety of leadership positions including: NASPA Monograph Editorial Board member, Region II Advisory Board member, and co-founder and editor of the NASPA Region II New Professionals newsletter. She also earned the ACPA Gerald Saddlemire Master’s Research Award for her thesis Former Student Leaders’ Perceptions of an Ethical Conflict Involving the College/University President: A Qualitative Study.
Schwartz is particularly interested in integrating social justice and social action into the curriculum and her other professional work. She frequently teaches “Social and Cultural Context of Counseling,” and in the fall semester of 2016 she introduced a new elective “Psychologies of Poverty.” She is also the faculty advisor for Carlow’s LBGTQ student organization. Outside of Carlow she co-hosts a monthly virtual group in which white women working in education and therapeutic practice seek to more deeply understand white privilege and engage in anti-racism work.
Schwartz earned her PhD in Leadership and Change at Antioch University and her MS in Counseling and Certificate in Student Personnel at Springfield College.
Outside of work, Schwartz enjoys discovering new music, visiting record stores (yes, vinyl records!), travel, and photography.
August ("Augie") Delbert joined Carlow in 2012 and today wears
several hats as a member of the Institutional Research, Evaluation,
and Planning staff. He is the university's director of assessment
and co-director of the general education curriculum, the Carlow
Compass. These roles allow him to utilize expertise from
several degrees. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and BA in
English, both from Case Western Reserve University. Additionally he
holds an MDiv from the Boston University School of Theology and an
MA in Higher Education Administration. Whether teaching
the required entrance seminar, "Connecting to Carlow," to all First
Year students or leading assessment efforts of campus programs or
departmental curriculum, Delbert deploys the problem-solving and
project management of an engineer, the liberal arts expertise of an
English major, and the pastoral care and student centeredness of
his two graduate degrees.
Before his arrival at Carlow, he worked for seven years in
higher education in various capacities with student affairs, campus
ministry, and the administration of academic programs. During the
completion of his Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration
at Boston College, he specialized in assessment coursework. This
subsequently led him to pursue assessment leadership opportunities
in all of his professional settings. More specifically, while
working at Boston College, he managed the Student Athlete Learning
Center and simultaneously led assessment initiatives related to the
learning center's programs. Later, at West Virginia University, he
served as the director of the Engineering Learning Center and
spearheaded assessment of the university's Freshmen Engineering
Program. Delbert also brings valuable skills as stand-up
comedian to the job, honing his craft in community stand up
Jennifer Carlo, PhD
Joined Carlow in 2011 and has
held two roles. Currently, she is Carlow University's vice
president for student engagement and dean of students, a role she
held since 2014. Previously, she spent three years as the dean for
student affairs/accreditation liaison officer, co-chairing the
university's Middle States reaccreditation process. Prior to
joining Carlow, she held positions in student affairs leadership at
University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, Jefferson College of
Health Sciences, Clinton Community College, and Goddard College.
She has also been a program director for Americorps.
In 2014 Carlo earned her PhD in Leadership and Change from
Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio. A native of the
Buffalo, New York area, she also earned her MA in Education from
Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont and her AB from Princeton
University. She is also a lifelong learner, preparing to complete
her MBA this spring here at Carlow.
At Carlow University, Carlo is a member of the president's
cabinet, the Strategic Leadership Team, the Academic Lead Team, the
University Budget Advisory Committee, the Appeals and Grievances
Committee, the Athletics Steering Committee, and the Threat
Assessment Team, to name just a few. Importantly, she is the
university's Title IX EEOC compliance officer.
Professionally, she is active in the National Association of
Student Personnel Administrators/American College Personnel
Association, National Association of Advisors for the Health
Professions, and the International Leadership Association.
Within her division of student affairs at the university, she has
oversight for athletics, campus police, residence life, student
life, student retention, the Center for Academic Achievement and
Disability Services Office, and the Office of Career
An active voice for students of all ages and stages, Carlo is
also known for her sense of shoe fashion, often having
event-specific shoes! She frequently engages friends, family, and
Carlow students on social media by having them vote on her shoe
shopping selections and then debuting a seasonal selection.