Robert M. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Title: Professor, Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Director, Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Dept/Program: Department of Disaster Science & Emergency Services
Office: Polsky 166-Q
Phone: 330.972.8015
Fax: 330.972.5476



Dr. Robert M. Schwartz joined the faculty of the College of Applied Science and Technology at The University of Akron in Fall 2007. He previously served as Associate Professor and Department Head of Emergency Administration and Management at Arkansas Tech University, and as Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Ball State University. He also served as President of Schwartz Construction Inc, of Clearwater, Florida.


  • Ph.D. Kent State University
  • M.S. Geosciences - Mississippi State University
  • B.A. University of Florida, Gainesville