PhD in Leadership alumna Dr. Harriet Schwartz has published “Authentic Teaching and Connected Learning in the Age of COVID-19” in The Scholarly Teacher. The piece shares insight into the power of authenticity and shared humanity during this time of pandemic and virtual connectedness. Dr. Schwartz is professor of psychology and counseling at Carlow University (Pittsburgh, PA), where she serves as chair of the MA in Student Affairs program. In addition, Dr. Schwartz is a lead scholar for the International Center for Growth in Connection. She is at the forefront of applying Relational Cultural Theory (RCT) to teaching and learning, particularly in higher education.
Amber Gonzalez, a 2019 graduate of the AUS School of Education’s Alternative Route to Teacher Certification (ARTC) Program, was named her building’s Outstanding Educator of