Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Schultz teaches across a wide-range of American politics classes including public policy and administration, campaigns and elections, government ethics, and election law. He is a three-time Fulbright scholar and the author of more than 30 books, 12 legal treatises, and 150 articles on various aspects of American Politics, law, public policy, and administration. He has worked as a director of code enforcement, zoning, and planning in local government and as a housing and economic planner for a community action agency. Schultz has served as a member of the National Civil League's committee, drafting the most recent model city charter. He was also a chapter president and executive director of Common Cause Minnesota in addition to being vice-president for two state ACLU chapters. Schultz has done training for hundreds of non-profit and governmental units and agencies.
Presents an analysis about what type of evidence elected officials use when making policy. Argues that the policy making process needs to be more evidence based that it presently is. Explains why the current policy process is not evidence based and it offers a list of 10 policy failures that are recurrently repeated by public officials.
Schultz is a frequent commentator in local, national, and international television, radio, and newspapers on topics ranging from campaigns and elections, election law, government ethics, media and politics, and the law.
Talks and Briefings
Schultz gives 50-75 talks per year to local and national groups on topics ranging from analysis on campaigns and elections, ethics in government, government performance, money in politics, and voting rights.