Obtaining her Doctor of Philosophy in 2011 from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, otherwise known as Binghamton University, Heather Schwartz majored in Colonial America with minors in Early Modern England, Religion, and the Enlightenment. In 2008, while a doctoral candidate in history at Binghamton, Schwartz received a fellowship from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History for her dissertation, “Plans for Institutional Reform in British America, 1643-1788.” She conducted her research at the New York Public Library, one of the five archives of the Institute. Armed with a Bachelor of Science in History and Mass Communications from Towson University and a Master of Arts in History from Binghamton, Heather Schwartz currently serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Binghamton’s Department of History.
A featured panelist on historical issues, Heather Schwartz's topic was “A Superior, Paramount Law: The Constitution and the Origins of Judicial Review” during a Constitution Day open forum at SUNY Delhi in Delhi, New York in 2009. She participates in annual workshops on early American history and presents as part of Binghamton University’s History Department Lecture Series. Schwartz's published works include two encyclopedia articles: “Empires,” in American Centuries: The Ideas, Issues, and Values That Shaped U.S. History, and “Royal Colonies” in the 2009 edition of the Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History.
A resident of Masonville, New York, Heather Schwartz supports public education. She joined in a dedicated movement against the closing of two Masonville elementary schools. A member of numerous professional organizations, Schwartz maintains membership with the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, among others.