H. Frederick Sweitzer has served as assistant provost and dean of faculty development at the University of Hartford since 2008. Responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of faculty development activities, Sweitzer also oversees the faculty search process, with emphasis on diversity; accreditation and assessment activities, and the Faculty Center for Learning Development. He coordinates the Jackie McLean Fellowship program and serves as liaison to the Office of Institutional Partnerships and Sponsored Research, the University Sabbatical Committee, and the Human Subjects Committee. He is also cochair of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Steering Committee.
Sweitzer’s previous positions at the University include associate dean of the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) from 1999 to 2008; acting dean of the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions from 2005 to 2006; executive director of the Educational Main Street program from 2005 to 2008; chair of ENHP’s Division of Education from 1990 to 1999; and coordinator of the ENHP Human Services program from 1985 to 2008.
As a scholar in the fields of human services and higher education, Sweitzer has published and presented widely on topics including internships, service-learning, professional education, civic engagement in higher education, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He sits on the editorial boards of the journals Human Service Education and Human Services Today. His most recent book, with coauthor Mary A. King, is The Successful Internship: Personal, Professional, and Civic Development. Sweitzer is a past board member of both the National and the New England Organization for Human Services.
In the Greater Hartford community, Sweitzer served eight years on the board of the directors for Interval House, Connecticut’s largest anti–domestic violence agency, including three years as board chair. He has served since 1999 on the Juvenile Review Board in Suffield, Conn.
Sweitzer has been honored with the Roy E. Larsen Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Harry Jack Gray Award for Outstanding Teaching, the Sears Roebuck Award for Excellence in Teaching and Campus Leadership, the Lenore McNeer Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Human Services Profession, and the Miriam Clubok Award for Outstanding Contribution to Human Service Education.
He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s and Doctor of Education from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.