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Faculty Profiles

Paul Schmitz

  • Senior Lecturer
Academic Division: History & Society
781-239-4387

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 has also taught in the Babson Undergraduate Semester in San Francisco Program and served as the BUS-SF Program's faculty director.

Academic Degrees

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

Academic Interest / Expertise

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 2021

    • CVA 2026 IMMIGRANTS RACE AND AMERICAN PROMISE
    • HSS 2058 THE MODERN AMERICAN CITY
  • Degree Courses 2020

    • AHS 1000 CRIT INQUIRY: JUSTICE AND INEQUALITY
    • HIS 4606 HISTORY AND CULTURE AMERICAN BUSINESS
    • HSS 2058 THE MODERN AMERICAN CITY

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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