Dr. Arthur Schwartz, lecturer in the School of Social Policy & Practice since his appointment in 1997, passed away April 17, 2009, at age 81.
Dr. Schwartz received a teaching award from the school in 2003. In addition to teaching at Penn, Dr. Schwartz held faculty positions at the University of Chicago, the University of Maryland in Baltimore and Widener University. Dr. Schwartz consulted around the world on social work practice and mental health treatment issues. He authored and co-au thored many articles and book chapters. His books include Depression, Theories and Treatments: Psychological, Biological and Social Perspectives, (with his wife, Ruth M. Schwartz) and The Behavior Therapies: Theories and Publications.
A native of Brockton, Massachusetts, Dr. Schwartz received his masterís degree from Boston University and his doctorate from Columbia University, both in social work. He earned his bachelorís degree from Northwestern University.
Dr. Schwartz is survived by his wife, Ruth; a daughter, Elizabeth; a son, David; a sister; a granddaughter; and a brother.
Donations may be made to the Myeloproliferative Disorders Research Fund, Abramson Cancer Center, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.