Sherridan Schwartz is a Visiting Professor in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. She is a former program specialist at Rice University, where she helped develop a pioneering international exchange program for Brazilian scholars. She has worked in higher education for nearly ten years as both administration and faculty.  

A former writer and editor, she has taught and written extensively about international politics, immigration policy, and education and health care policies of Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin and South America, particularly Brazil and Mexico. She has done extensive research on government policies that affect minorities disproportionately, particularly in terms of urban education and health of urban populations. She specializes in the development of strategic messaging to communicate public affairs related information. She also has extensive experience in international educational exchange.

A frequent speaker, panelist and moderator at conferences and workshops, she has conducted training for executives of educational, nonprofit, business and government organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and particularly Brazil, where she has led and participated in educational, commercial and forums.  She speaks 4 languages and has visited 2 dozen countries on 5 continents.

Professor Schwartz has a BA in Journalism, a Masters of Public Administration (MPA), and a Masters of Science in Education (M. Ed), all from TSU. She’s working on her Doctorate with a research topic of how state governments handle HBCU/MSI (Historically Black Colleges and Univeristies and Minority Serving Institutions) finding. She does additional research on ways universities can better engage and academically support Millenials (students born after 1995).

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