About Heather Schwartz
A Visiting Assistant Professor at Binghamton University's Department of History, Heather Schwartz has served on college faculties since 2007. Having spent much of her career studying colonial America and institutional and imperial history, Schwartz currently teaches the courses Foundations of America and Revolution and the Founding. She also leads a senior research seminar called Civil War America.
Prior to accepting her current position, Heather Schwartz spent two years at the State University of New York (SUNY) Delhi educating students on United States History, Western Civilization, and the Civil War and Reconstruction. Earlier, she conducted classes at Broome Community College and Binghamton University.
Throughout her professional life, Schwartz has earned a number of awards from SUNY. During her original tenure with Binghamton University, she acquired a Kramer Research Grant, the Rosa Colecchio Travel Award, the Binghamton Foundation Travel Grant, and the O’Neill Research Grant. Moreover, Heather Schwartz won a Dissertation Year Fellowship and a Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Fellowship.
Recently, Heather Schwartz earned her PhD with Binghamton University. Along with completing a Major in Colonial America and Minor in Early Modern England and Religion and the Enlightenment, she wrote a dissertation entitled Re-writing the Empire: Plans for Institutional Reform in British America, 1675-1791. Some of her other publications include the chapter “Empires” for American Centuries: The Ideas, Issues, and Values That Shaped U.S. History and the chapter “Royal Colonies” for the Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History. Additionally, Schwartz has presented at conferences held by the Organization of American Historians and the Upstate Early American History Workshop. In 2011, she acted as a panelist on SUNY Delhi's Constitution Day Forum discussing the U.S. Constitution and nullification.
During her spare time, Heather Schwartz remains active in her community. Several years ago, she advocated for keeping Masonville Elementary School opened when budgetary issues threatened its closure.
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