Dr. Rose Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Widener University. She began her teaching career at Widener University in 2003. She received her PhD in Nursing Science and Nursing Education from Widener University in 2008. She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing in Adult Health and Illness from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. She worked as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Neurology Department at Cooper Health System. It was there, she developed her passion for neurogenetics while providing care for patients with Huntington’s disease. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Villanova University. Dr. Schwartz’s research interests include genetics, ethics, and factors that affect student success. She has presented at local, national, and international arena. She currently resides in Garnet Valley with her husband Howard, children Joshua and Julia, and her menagerie of animals.