“Cabrini has been my community for 40 years,” says Sharon Schwarze, Ph.D., who came to the College in 1971 after meeting Joseph Romano, Ph.D., then a professor of philosophy at Cabrini.
Schwarze teaches Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Contemporary Moral Problems, Logic, Philosophy of Law, and Critical Thinking.
With colleague Harvey Lape, Schwarze wrote “Thinking Socratically” (Prentice Hall), now in its third edition, to encourage students to apply critical thinking to a variety of contexts and events. The text is used in colleges and universities across the country.
“Knowledge makes us better,” she says. “You need knowledge to make the world a better place.”
Over her years at Cabrini, Schwarze has watched students gain that knowledge, a process she refers to as “awakening.” The most rewarding aspect of teaching at Cabrini for Schwarze is seeing students awaken, graduate, and succeed.
In the community, Schwarze engages in town and gown activities in Wayne, Pa., where she resides. And for 15 years, she has worked on literacy skills with a senior citizen, who continues to improve his reading ability every week.
She enjoys staying active with sports (especially squash), spending time with her two grandchildren, and visiting a daughter who lives in Africa.
Schwarze earned doctoral and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s from Smith College in Massachusetts.
Contact Information: Sharon Schwarze, Ph.D. Professor, Philosophy Grace Hall, Room 251 610-902-8333 firstname.lastname@example.org