George M. Schwartz, Ed.D.

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Title: Associate Professor

Department: Civic Engagement

Office: FC 23

Phone: (610) 647-4400 Ext: 3237

Doctorate of Education, Immaculata University
Masters of Security Studies, US Army War College
Master of Science, Human Resource Development, Villanova University
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania


Dr. George Schwartz is an Associate Professor and Director of the Bachelor’s Degree program in Emergency Management & Planning. He has a broad professional background that includes active and reserve service in the US Army, human resource management with Fortune 500 companies, and higher education. He has developed and instructed courses in emergency management and leadership studies, and has written and presented on such subjects as crisis leadership, cybersecurity, and training management.

Courses Taught

BUS 366 Leadership Dynamics
BUSL 375 Best Practices in Leadership
BUSL 378 Team Leadership
BUSL 393 Global Leadership
EPM 205 Disaster Response Field Experience
EPM 350 Human Dimensions of Disaster
EPM 360 Emergency Operations Planning
HIST 297 Models of Military Leadership
HIST 355 Afghanistan: Crossroads of Culture & History
HRM 311 Human Resource Management
POL 354 Leading in Crisis


Schwartz, G. (2023, August). Community preparedness for the socially & civically isolated, Domestic Preparedness Journal,

Schwartz, G. (2018, October 25). Death of a general: Edward Sigerfoos & leaders in war. War Room.

Schwartz, G. (2018, July 24). Graham clears the doorway. War Room.

Schwartz, G & Tussing, B, (2018). “The use of military forces in the homeland: Cultures within cultures.” In A. Siedschlag & A. Jerkovic (Eds.), Homeland security cultures: Enhancing values while fostering resilience (pp. 186-202). Rowan and Littlefield.


Schwartz, G. (2023, October ). The emergency manager and the jurisdiction: Exploring the relationship between emergency management leaders and elected officials. 6th Annual Pennsylvania Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security Conference.

Schwartz, G. (2021, October). The Role of the Military in Supporting Domestic Operations. McMaster Center Speaker Series, Valley Forge Military College, PA.

Schwartz, G. (2014, October). US Army National Guard armor force overview. Presented at the International Armoured Reservists Symposium, Bovington, UK.

Research Interests

Managing emergency operations, social capital and emergency preparedness, military domestic operations, homeland security and national defense, leadership development.

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