Dedman College 2019
Nina Schwartz, associate professor of English in Dedman College, first joined SMU's faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor after earning her Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine, soon moving to the tenure track. The author of a landmark book and many acclaimed articles, Prof. Schwartz specialized in critical theory, particularly psychoanalysis, modern literary fiction, composition and rhetoric, among other subjects. From 1995 to 1997 she directed SMU's First-Year Writing Program; from 2009-15 she served two terms as chair of the Department of English. In addition, she served on many of the most prominent committees at the University, college and departmental levels. One of SMU's most honored teachers, Prof. Schwartz has won the President's Associate Teaching Award, Mortar Board Distinguished Professor, the SMU Outstanding Professor Award, and twice the SMU Summer Research Grant for Faculty Excellence. She retires as Associate Professor Emeritus of English.