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About Rachel D. Schwartz

Rachel D. Schwartz is a Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Community Health at Georgia Southern University. She joined Georgia Southern in 2013.


2015 - Present Affiliate, Georgia Southern University Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education
2014 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Public Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of
Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Health Policy and Community Health, Department of
2013 - 2017 Director, Georgia Southern University Center for Teaching Excellence

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Washington University Sesquicentennial Grant to Develop Technology and Cross-Disciplinary Freshman Writing Program
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award
  • Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Senior Preceptor
  • Dissertation Fellowship with Stipend
  • Summer Study Scholarship (1997, 1998, 1999)
  • Graduate Fellowship with Stipend


  • 1102 Freshman Writing
  • 1101 Freshman Writing
  • Public Health Capstone (PUBH 7350)
  • Introduction to Global Health Policy (PUBH 3432)
  • Topics in Global Epidemiology (PUBH 4233)
  • Public Health and Disasters(BSDP 570)
  • Behavioral and Cultural Aspects of Disaster Response (BSDP 578)
  • Preparing for Disasters – Resilience and Stress Response(BSDP 586)
  • Practicum/Capstone(BSDP 625)
  • Global Issues in Public Health(CMH 235)
  • Introduction to Global Health(CMH 201)
  • Global Health Field Work(CMH 495)
  • PhD Seminar (taught jointly)
  • Pedagogy for Graduate Students in Public Health Workshop
  • Professionalism Presentation for Graduate Students Workshop – Health Management and Health Administrator
  • Writing Orientation for all incoming Graduate Public Health students
  • English as a second language(English 1001)
  • Basic English Composition(English 100)
  • Advanced English Composition(English 199)
  • Creative Writing – Fiction(English 221)
  • Composition with focus on environmental literature(Hewlitt 199)
  • University College Creative Writing, Fiction
  • Summer School Creative Writing, Fiction
  • MCAT verbal test preparation
  • Teaching Composition (Graduate Level)(English 599)


2008 M.S. in Public Health Procedures, Saint Louis University
2002 Ph.D. in English Literature, Washington University
1995 M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Washington University
1983 B.A. in English Literature, Hebrew University

Contact Information

PO Box 8015
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-0049
Office: Hendricks Hall


Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Other PH Materials (20)

Selected Professional Presentations (13)