studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Antioch
College and in graduate school
at the University
of Pittsburgh and UCSD. His
PhD is in organizational behavior from Cornell
University. Schwartz has
been interested in the psychodynamics of organizations and has published
numerous papers in that area, as well as the book Narcissistic Process
and Corporate Decay: The Theory of the Organization Ideal. This has developed into an interest in
political correctness and its capacity for the destruction of organization.
His second book, The Revolt of the Primitive:
An Inquiry into the Roots of Political Correctness
was published in paperback by Transaction Publishers in Fall, 2003.
His most recent book is Society against Itself:
Political Correctness and Organizational Self-Destruction,
published in 2010 by Karnac. Schwartz was one of the founders of the
International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations
(ISPSO). He has been the President of the Michigan Association of Scholars.
He joined the faculty at Oakland