Karen Schwartz, PhD, is Associate Vice President (Research & International) and a professor in the School of Social Work at Carleton University. Her areas of practice and research involve community engaged scholarship, field education, mental health and social work pedagogy. She teaches a research course that requires students to engage in community based research and is a co-investigator on a SSHRC funded grant exploring the benefits to the community from campus engagement. She has co-authored the book Research For Social Justice: A Community Based Approach.