Jodi Schwarz

Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Schwarz is an associate professor of Biology with participation in the Biochemistry and Environmental Studies multidisciplinary programs. Her Symbiosis, Reproduction, and Inclusive Science research lab focuses on coral symbiosis and reproduction, as well as evidence-based inclusive science pedagogy. She was the Founding Director of Vassar’s Grand Challenges program, an initiative to study and foster an inclusive community of scholars and learners at Vassar, with funding from a Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence grant. Dr. Schwarz has also served as the Director of Vassar's URSI Summer Research program, Vassar's Environmental Research Institute, and Vassar's Interdepartmental Biochemistry Program. She served as a visiting faculty researcher at DIS Study Abroad.

BA, Oberlin College; BA, MS, University of California-Santa Cruz; PhD, Oregon State University
At Vassar since 2006


Olmsted Hall of Biological Sc
Box 78

Departments and Programs


BIOL 244 Genetics and Genomics

Selected Publications

In the Media

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Lauding the success of a five-year experiment known as the Engaged Pluralism Initiative, President Elizabeth H. Bradley has announced the program will continue as an integral part of the campus culture.


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