David Schultz is Hamline Distinguished University Professor in the Departments of Political Science and Legal Studies. He is also a professor of Law at the University of Minnesota. Mr. Schultz has a B.A. and M.A. in political science and philosophy, a J.D. and LLM in law, a Ph.D. in political science, and a masters degree in astronomy.
A three-time Fulbright scholar who has taught extensively in Europe and Asia, and the winner of the Leslie A. Whittington national award for excellence in public affairs teaching, he is the author of more than 35 books and 200+ 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 books are Encyclopedia of Money in American Politics (2018) and Presidential Swing States (2018).
Prior to teaching, Professor Schultz also served as a city director of code enforcement, zoning, and planning and worked as a housing and economic planner for a community action agency.