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  • David Schultz

    David Schultz

    Professor, Political Science


    David Schultz is a Hamline University Professor of Political Science who teaches across a wide-range of American politics classes including public policy and administration, campaigns and elections, and government ethics. Professor Schultz is also a Hamline University adjunct professor of law. A two time Fulbright Scholar who has taught extensively in Europe, David has also represented the US abroad at the request of the State Department to discuss American politics with foreign reporters and the media. David is the editor of the Journal of Public Affairs Education and also is on the editorial board for the Journal of Public Integrity, the Election of Law, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, and Societal Studies in Lithuania. David is the author of 30 books and 100+ articles on various aspects of American politics, election law, and the media and politics, and he is regularly interviewed and quoted in the local, national, and international media on these subjects including: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, the Economist, and National Public Radio. His most recent book is American Politics in the Age of Ignorance. Professor Schultz has a BA in philosophy and political science from Binghamton University, masters degrees in political science and philosophy from Rutgers University and SUNY Binghamton respectively, a PhD in political science and a law degree form the University of Minnesota LLM in law from the University of London, and a masters degree in astronomy from James Cook University in Australia. David has extensive experience in local government as a city director of code enforcement and a former housing and economic planner, and has an extensive background heading up non-profit organizations. Professor Schultz was twice named a Super Professor by Faculty Row.

    Teaching Style

    Students taking a class with Professor Schultz will learn how to think, analyze, and write about the world of politics. They will be expected to develop cogent arguments backed with appropriate evidence and presented in a clear concise fashion.

    "Students do not learn by writing and thinking. They learn by rewriting and rethinking and in bringing creative, yet well reasoned arguments to how they analyze the word politics."

    -David Schultz