John Schwarm, DBA

Associate Dean

Chair, Graduate Programs
College of Business

John G. Schwarm joined Navient in June 2007, as a Director of Sales for General Revenue Corporation (GRC) in the Midwest Region.  John has a substantial background in management, consumer lending, collection, credit cards, marketing, sales and educational finance. For the past 30 years, he has been active with 15 different financial aid, bursar, banking, and other professional organizations. Prior to Navient, John held senior management positions with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).

John is an experienced lecturer, presenter, and facilitator of learning, and has been an adjunct faculty member of Concordia University Chicago since 2005. In March 2007, he received a faculty membership to the Alpha Sigma Lambda fraternity for his dedication and commitment to adult learners.  John teaches business courses such as: Group Dynamics, Organizational Behavior, Marketing, and Organizational Communication. In addition to Concordia University, John is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Columbia College (Columbia, Missouri), and is also teaching graduate courses at Argosy University-Chicago.


DBA, Argosy University, Chicago, IL
MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management, Evanston, IL
BA, Music, DePaul University, Chicago, IL


  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership
  • Academic and Professional Highlights

Prior Academic Positions

Concordia University Chicago, adjunct faculty (2005-2018)
Argosy University, adjunct faculty (2009-2016)
Columbia College of Missouri, adjunct faculty (2007-2018)

Prior Professional Positions

Assistant Vice President, Oxford Bank & Trust (1989-1997)
Deputy Director, Illinois Student Assistance Commission (1997-2007)
Director of Sales, Midwest, Navient/General Revenue Corporation (2007-2017)

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