Meet Your Professors
One of the biggest benefits of attending a University like Concordia University Texas is that you get to know your professors on a deep level. Throughout your time here, you will see that your professors are there to mentor you, help you grow, empower you to follow your passions, teach you their discipline and life lessons, and learn from you. Here is one of the professors you will have while you are here!
Ann Schwartz, Ph.D. | Director, Behavioral Sciences major | Professor of Sociology
Ann E. Schwartz, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology at Concordia University Texas in Austin, Texas. Her professional fields of interest include child welfare policy, kinship care, foster care, ethnic identity, and adoption. She has published and presented on issues related to the impact of kinship and non-kinship foster care on the personal and ethnic identity development of African American adolescents. Currently, she is working with the Texas-Minnesota Adoption Research Project, focusing on the longitudinal experiences of birthmothers.
In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Schwartz also coordinates the Service-Learning Program at Concordia University Texas. Previously, she administered a grant-funded initiative aimed at preparing students for service in the child welfare system through a partnership with Lutheran Social Services of the South. She has also served as assistant to the Vice President of Academic Services at Concordia.
Dr. Schwartz received a B.A. in sociology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a M.A. in sociology from The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. She completed a Ph.D. in social work at The University of Texas at Austin and was awarded a dissertation grant from the Fahs-Beck Foundation for Research and Experimentation.