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Andromeda Galaxy and the Rise of Modern Astronomy

My forthcoming book on the history of astronomy as told though M31

Coming in 2018: Encyclopedia of Money in American Politics

The first encyclopedia examining money in the US political system

Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice

My latest encyclopedia from Facts on File, Inc.

Presidential Swing States: Why Ten Only Matter

Examining why US presidential elections are down to only 10-12 states.

New book by David Schultz

New book by David Schultz

The Corporate University in American Society

An article on the economics of higher education

Welcome to David Schultz's e-folio page!


David Schultz is a professor in the Hamline University Department of Political Science where he teaches classes in American politics, public policy and administration, and ethics. Professor Schultz also holds an appointment at the University of Minnesota law school where he teaches election law, state constitutional law, and professional responsibility (legal ethics). 

Professor Schultz has a Ph.D. in political science and a J.D. (law degree) from the University of Minnesota, an LLM from the University of London, M.A.s in political science and philosophy from Rutgers University and SUNY Binghamton respectively, a Masters of Astronomy from James Cook University (history of astronomy) and a B.A. in political science and philosophy from SUNY Binghamton. Previously he has taught classes in American politics, political participation, campaigns and elections, urban politics, state and local government, and constitutional law, and at the University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas), and Gustavus Adolphus College.  He has also taught at the University of St. Thomas and Hamline University law schools.

Professor Schultz is the author of more than 25 books, 12 legal treatises, and 100 articles on topics ranging from civil service reform, campaign finance reform, eminent domain law, constitutional law, and the media and politics. His most recent publications include American Politics in the Age of Ignorance (Palgrave 2012), The Encyclopedia of  American Law and Criminal Justice  (Facts on File, Inc. 2012) and Andromeda Galaxy and the Rise of Modern Astronomy (Springer, 2012).

Professor Schultz is the winner of the 2013 Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award. This national teaching award, given to one professor per year by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), recognizes professors who make outstanding contributions to public policy education.  David was also named a SuperProfessor in 2012 and 2013 by Faculty Row.

In 2007 Professor Schultz was a Fulbright Scholar teaching election law at the American University in Yerevan, Armenia, and in 2009 he was a Fulbright Scholar at Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary.  David has also taught and lectured in Russia (Moscow State University), Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland.

In 2008 Professor Schultz was asked by the United States State Department to serve as an independent scholar to cover the Republican National Convention in St. Paul and meet with the foreign press and media reporting on it.  He was also sent during the fall, 2008, to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland to meet with reporters, students, and the public to discuss the American elections.

David is editor in chief for JPAE, The Journal of Public Affairs Education, and he sits on the editoral boards of The Journal of Public Integrity  and Social Sciences Studies.

In addition to teaching, Professor Schultz was president of Common Cause Minnesota from 1994-1999, served as their lobbyist, and twice as the interim executive director. He has served as vice-president of the Minnesota and Texas chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union, and he has also been on the board of directors for numerous non-profit organizations. Previously he served on the National Civic League's model cities charter revision committee (helping to write the new 8th edition of the Model Cities Charter), the Urban Coalition Board of Directors, and  the Ramsey County Home Rule Charter Commission (2000 - 2004).

Prior to teaching, David was a city administrator and director of code enforcement in New York State, where he enforced city and state housing codes as well as authored housing codes. He also was a housing and economic planner and a community organizer for a community action agency.

David is a nationally-recognized expert on political ethics, money and politics, political participation, and eminent domain law and has been a frequent commentator on television, radio, and in over 100 domestic and international newspapers and periodicals, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Today Show (NBC), ABC News, CBS News, Cox News Service,, Time, Newsweek, Radio Free Europe, La Nouvelle Observateur, L'Express, National Public Radio Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Houston Post, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Light, San Antonio Express News, Channel One, People Magazine, Money, Dallas Morning News, Boston Herald,, Idaho Falls Post Register, Charleston Daily News, San Diego Union-Tribune, Arlington Morning News, Austin American-Statesman, Manhattan South, Fox 9 News, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer-Press, St. Paul Legal Ledger, Chicago Tribune, St. Cloud Times, Minnesota Public Radio, CNET Radio (San Francisco), Wisconsin Public Radio, WCCO Television, WCCO radio, KSTP radio, KFAN radio, KARE-TV, KSTP television, WWOR radio, ESPN radio, Almanac (public television), and the Hartford Courier.

Syllabus for "Speech, Censorship, Toleration, and Bigotry"

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My syllabus for my freshman (first year) seminar dedicated to free speech.

New from West Academic--My constitutional law textbook

Constitutional Law in Contemporary America, Volume 1: Institutions, Politics, and Process

My new civil liberties textbook

Constitutional Law in Contemporary America, Volume 2: Civil Rights and Liberties

David Schultz

Hamline University, Professor of Political Science

David is editor in chief of JPAE: Journal of Public Affairs Education

David is editor in chief for JPAE: Journal of Public Affairs Education
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