Paul Schmitz

Lecturer

Faculty Director, Babson Undergraduate Semester in San Francisco Program
Academic Division: History & Society
781-239-4975

Bio

Paul Schmitz received his Ph.D. in American and New England Studies from Boston University in 2006. He has been a member of the History and Society Division at Babson College since the fall of 2006 and has taught courses on the Modern American City, the History and Culture of American Business, and Immigration and Race. His research focuses on issues of ethnic identity within the Italian and immigrant communities of New York City. Prof. Schmitz also teaches in the Babson Undergraduate Semester in San Francisco Program and serves as the BUS-SF Program's faculty director.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Boston University
  • BA, University of California at Davis

Academic Interests

American Culture and the Arts; American Business History; Immigration; Modern American History; Urban Studies

Awards & Honors

  • 2002 - Rallis Memorial Award, Boston University Humanities Foundation
  • 2001 - Earhart Fellowship, Institute for the Study of Economic Culture, Boston University
  • 2000 - Museum Fellowship, American Decorative Arts Department, Peabody-Essex Museum

Courses

Degree Courses 2017-2018

  • CVA 2026: IMMIGRANTS RACE AND AMERICAN PROMISE
  • HSS 2007: SF:GOLDEN CITIES:THE WEST AND URBAN AMER
  • HIS 4606: HISTORY AND CULTURE AMERICAN BUSINESS
  • HSS 2058: THE MODERN AMER CITY

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • AHS 1000: AHS FOUNDATION

Presentations

  • "Leap of Faith"
    Schmitz, P. "Leap of Faith" Faculty Reflection, Baccalaureate Service for Babson Graduation, Babson College (2017)
  • "On Service and Teaching"
    Schmitz, P. "On Service and Teaching" Babson Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Babson College (2015)
  • Urban Pastorals and American Dreams: Narratives of Business and Identity in New York’s Italian Community
    Schmitz, P. Urban Pastorals and American Dreams: Narratives of Business and Identity in New York’s Italian Community New England American Studies Association Annual Conference, Plymouth, MA (2011)
  • "A History of American Immigration"
    Schmitz, P. "A History of American Immigration" Boston Public Schools/Teaching American History Professional Development Seminar, Boston, MA (2011)
  • "Individuals Who Influenced the Business of Fashion"
    Schmitz, P. "Individuals Who Influenced the Business of Fashion" Business History Conference Annual Meeting, Milan, Italy (2009)

Service

  • A&H/H&S First-Year Program Review Committee
    (current)
  • Faculty Advisor, Babson-Olin Catholic Association
    (current)
  • Honors Council
    (current)
  • Committee to Choose Senior-Led Seminars
    (2017)
  • Fall Undergraduate Awards Committee
    (2017)
  • First Year Seminary Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    (2017)
  • Senate Executive Committee Charge, Course Evaluation Committee
    (2017)
  • Committee to Choose Senior-Led Seminars
    (2016)
  • Fall Undergraduate Awards Committee
    (2016)
  • First Year Seminar Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    (2016)
  • Class of 2020 Weissman Scholarships
    (2016)
  • Wooten Prize for Excellence in Writing
    (2016)