Dr. Donald Schwartz is a professor emeritus of history at California State University Long Beach where he taught for more than twenty years. His research interests include the experience of Holocaust survivors, European and American History in the 20th century.

He is deeply involved with improving the teaching of American history, working with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and with Teaching American History projects as well as serving as executive director of the California Council for History Education.


Ph.D - History, New York University
M.A. - History, Indiana University
B.A. - City College of New York

College and University Teaching:

California State University, Long Beach
Pace University, N.Y.C.,, N.Y.
The New School for Social Research, N.Y.C., N.Y.

Secondary School Training:

Teacher of Social Studies in N.Y.C. High Schools
K-12 Social Studies Administrator, White Plain
Schools, White Plains, N.Y.

Special Projects:  

Executive Director, California Council for History Education
Fulbright Specialist Program
Teaching American History grants
Director, California History/social Science Project
Educational Coordinator, Gilder-Lehrman Institute
Project Director of Summer Institutes for National
Endowment for the Humanities
Academic Coordinator of Gear-Up Grants


Job: The Story of a Holocaust Survivor
The Road to Hell: A Survivor's Account of the 
Nazi Death March
World History: Traditions and New Direction
Articles on the teaching of history in The History
Social EducationThe Social Studies
The Social Studies Review, The Newsletter of the Organization of American Historians

Invited Lectureships:

Elder Hostel
Leisure World
Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland)
American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
National Council of Social Studies
California Council of History Education
Pannasastra University in Cambodia