Sharon Schwarze, PhD
Chair and Professor, Philosophy
Sharon Schwarze, PhD, came to Cabrini in 1971. She 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.
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.
Schwarze earned doctoral and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s from Smith College in Massachusetts.