Paul Schmitz

  • Lecturer
  • Faculty Director, Babson Undergraduate Semester in San Francisco Program
Academic Division: History & Society
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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
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • CVA 2026 IMMIGRANTS RACE AND AMERICAN PROMISE
    • HSS 2007 SF:GOLDEN CITIES:THE WEST AND URBAN AMER
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • AHS 1000 AHS JUSTICE AND INEQUALITY
    • HIS 4617 BOS HISTORY OF BOSTON
    • CVA 2026 IMMIGRANTS RACE AND AMERICAN PROMISE
    • HSS 2007 SF:GOLDEN CITIES:THE WEST AND URBAN AMER

Presentations

  • "The Global Apple: Korean Grocers as Myth and Symbol in 1980s New York" Schmitz, P. New England American Studies Association Annual Conference, Lowell, MA (2018)
  • “Pedagogy of Place: Strategies for Putting the City on the Syllabus.” Wynstra, C. Schmitz, P. Lilly Conference on Designing Effective Teaching, Bethesda (2018)
  • "Leap of Faith" Schmitz, P. Faculty Reflection, Baccalaureate Service for Babson Graduation, Babson College (2017)
  • "On Service and Teaching" Schmitz, P. 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. New England American Studies Association Annual Conference, Plymouth, MA (2011)
  • "A History of American Immigration" Schmitz, P. Boston Public Schools/Teaching American History Professional Development Seminar, Boston, MA (2011)
  • "Individuals Who Influenced the Business of Fashion" Schmitz, P. Business History Conference Annual Meeting, Milan, Italy (2009)
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