Director, Teaching & Learning
Tanya Schwarz, APSA's Director of Teaching & Learning, manages APSA's programs in teaching and learning, professional development, departmental services, and civic engagement. Before joining APSA in 2018, Schwarz taught political science at Hollins University, Loyola Marymount University, and California Institute of the Arts. From 2016-2017, she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame where she completed her book on transnational peacebuilding. Schwarz has also published several journal articles focused on pedagogy, international NGOs, and interpretive methods. Schwarz received a PhD in political science from the University of California, Irvine, a BA and MA in political science from the University of California, Riverside, and an AA from Saddleback Community College. Email ››
Program Assistant, Academic and Professional Development
Alycia Chau is the program assistant for Academic and Professional Development. Prior to joining APSA in 2020, she received her MA in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked as a meeting planner for a nonprofit association. She enjoys traveling, learning new languages, and has a passion for typography.