Lita  Schwartz Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Lita Schwartz

Psychologist and Writer

Lita Linzer Schwartz, Ph.D., is a graduate of Vassar College, Temple University, and Bryn Mawr College, and is Distinguished Professor Emerita of The Pennsylvania State University where she taught at the Abington Campus. She is actively involved in a number of writing projects on topics as varied as adoptive and surrogate parenting, cults and sects, media violence and its impact, gifted children, and female artists and photographers.


A licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, she also holds a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Schwartz is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Forensic Psychologists, and is a member of the International Council of Psychologists and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
When Dr. Schwartz in private practice, her focus was on children - best interests of children in divorcing families as far as custody arrangements could be made, and adoption cases. Currently, she is writing about the first instance, with a paper entitled "The Role of the Child Advocate" in Florence Kaslow's forthcoming book on "Divorced Fathers and Their Families" (Springer Publishing), due out this Fall.

As an active photographer, she became curious about recognition of female photographers and found that they were rarely cited in books about photography and photographers. Accordingly, Dr. Schwartz did some research, finding a number of female photographers whose work was outstanding - from Julia Cameron in the late 19th-century to Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Mary Ellen Mark, and Annie Liebovitz in more recent years.


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