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Beth M. Schwartz Heidelberg University, USA

Beth Schwartz received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost at Heidelberg University. Prior to that, she was on the faculty and in administrative roles at Randolph College (founded as Randolph-Macon Woman's College). She has been recognized for her excellence in teaching both at Randolph with the Gillie A. Larew Excellence in Teaching award, as well as through AP-LS with the Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award. Her recent publications include articles in the Journal of Higher Education, and in Ethics & Behavior. Dr. Schwartz also continues to author and edit works focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning, including an edited volume titled Evidenced-Based Tools and Techniques for University Teaching, and a co-authored book titled, Optimizing Teaching and Learning: Practicing Pedagogical Research. Her scholarship also includes a series of books published by SAGE that serve as resources for students learning the intricacies of APA style, research design, statistics, and presentations. Her current research focuses on the influence of honor systems on academic integrity, and the factors associated with college success. Dr. Schwartz was also recognized for her scholarly achievements with the Katherine Graves Davidson Excellence in Scholarship Award at Randolph.