Sherridan Schwartz is a Visiting Professor in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. She does extensive research in the fields of Political Science, Race, Higher Education, Sports, and African American Studies and African diaspora studies. 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 faculty, staff and administration – and also has significant government and Government Affairs experience.   

Professor Schwartz is a former writer and editor, who has taught and written about international politics, immigration policy, and education and health care policies of North and South American (particularly Latin America) and African policy. 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 is often called upon to explain the political and policy ramifications of how issues from Artificial Intelligence to Higher Education legislation – affects African Americans and those of African descent.

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 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.)

She’s working on her PhD at University of Houston researching the intersection of Politics, Race, and Higher Education (including Collegiate Sports) and its effects on African Americans. She does additional research on ways universities can better engage and academically support Millennials (students born after 1995) and Post-Millennials (those born after 2005).

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