Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
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.