Assistant Professor Religion
In Professor Schwartz’s years at Hamline he has had the pleasure of teaching in the College of Liberal Arts, the Law School, and the Graduate Liberal Arts Program. He is currently a member of the CLA religion faculty, and directed the CLA's interdisciplinary program in social justice studies since its inception in 1999 up until 2016. He is the author of Moral Development: A Practical Guide for Jewish Teachers (1983), and co-author, with Rabbi Barry Cytron, of When Life Is in the Balance: Life and Death Decisions in the Light of Jewish Tradition (1986) and Who Renews Creation (1993). He continues to write on a variety of topics related to Jewish literature and history. He has a BA in Jewish Studies and a BS in Education from the University of Minnesota.
Professor Schwartz’s sole vocational aspiration throughout his life has been to be a teacher. He has had the opportunity to teach at all educational levels, from early childhood to graduate programs, and in both formal and informal settings.
"I teach what I love to learn, and learn what I love to teach. I am grateful, in both respects, to be a member of a learning community."
- Earl Schwartz