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Charles Schmidt

Title: Dean of Science (Retired)
Company: University of Eswatini
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Charles Schmidt, the retired dean of science at the University of Eswatini, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of education.

With years of experience to his credit in the field of education, Dr. Schmidt has distinguished himself as the dean of science and a the head of the Department of Geography, Environmental Science and Palnning at the University of Eswatini, formerly known as the University of Swaziland. During this time, he earned distinction not only for his leadership, but for his role as a professor of geography, environmental science, and planning for a period of 10 years prior to his retirement. From 1993 to 2012, he was active as a professor of science and philosophy at St. Joseph, Chicago Archdiocese Seminary College at Loyola University. Previously, Dr. Schmidt found success as  a lecturer at the University of Illinois, a lecturer at the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland, and both the head of the Department of Geography, Environmental Science and Palnning and the dean of science at the University of Swaziland.

Dr. Schmidt’s excellent performance in the field was largely born of his academic journey, during which time he studied at Wilbur Wright College. He subsequently attended the Southern Illinois University and the University of South Africa, where he received a bachelor’s degree in geography, a master’s degree in geography and a Doctor of Philosophy in geography, respectively. Throughout the course of his subsequent career, Dr. Schmidt is most proud to have garnered a laudable reputation as one of the most accomplished researchers in his field. 

In accounting for his success, Dr. Schmidt largely attributes his innate curiosity and dedication to hard work. He is also proud to have been published in various journals in his field, including The Journal of African Studies. Likewise, Dr. Schmidt is grateful for the mentors under whose tutelage he has benefited, such as Richard Hardsor, Bryan Gale Berry, T.J. Denis Fair and John Gutman, who lent him their aid throughout his career. 

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