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 Delbert

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 events.


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 Development.

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.