Title: Communications Educator, College Official, Associate Professor
Location: Baltimore, MD, United States
Donald Ray Schwartz, communications education, college official and associate professor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education, writing and theater.
An award-winning educator with more than four decades of experience, Mr. Schwartz has met with success in his career by being tenacious and maintaining perseverance in the face of challenges. Since the late 1980s, he has been a professor for the Community College of Baltimore County, as well as a presenter for writing seminars at Metropolitan Community College. Demonstrating a knack for engaging with students and inspiring them to push to the next step toward their academic goals, he has held many noteworthy roles in his career. Among them were positions as a humanities coordinator for the Cooperative Vocational Education Internships, speech instructor for Peru State College, director and teacher for Ashland College, communications associate for Lumbermen’s Insurance Co., and employment counselor for the Kentucky State Employment Service. In addition, he has been an editor of the Drama Network Newsletter and the Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education. Further, Mr. Schwartz has been incredibly involved with the Speech Communications Association, the Cooperative Education Association and B’nai Brith.
In addition to his work inside the classroom, Mr. Schwarz is known for being a writer. He has authored written works including “The Curse of the Days,” “Noah’s Ark: An Annotated Encyclopedia of Every Animal Species in The Hebrew Bible” and “Lillian Russell, A Bio-Bibliography.” His most recent publications include “Deeptide Vents of Fire: A Novel,” which is a scientific novella published in 2017, and “Hearts,” published in 2018. Mr. Schwartz is also credited with writing, producing and directing numerous plays and contributing more than 100 stories, articles, reviews and encyclopedia entries to his industry. For his incredible writing, Mr. Schwartz has been the recipient of a First Place Award from the National Epic Poetry Contest hosted by Mellen Poetry Press, an Ohio Humanities Council Grant, a Samuel Luchs Visiting Artist Grant, a Kennedy Center Award for Ensemble for “Taming of the Shrew,” and a First Place Award for “Noah’s Ark: An Annotated Encyclopedia of Every Animal Species In The Hebrew Bible” by Choice Press.
Mr. Schwartz’ career successes are supported by his education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Arts from the University of Louisville. To support his career, he completed an apprenticeship with Videotone Film Productions and a postgraduate program with the University of Nebraska. Currently, Mr. Schwartz is working toward a PhD in theatre. Looking to the future, he intends to continue in his work while seeking new opportunities to share his expertise.
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