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David Schultz

David Schultz


David Schultz is Distinguished University Professor in the departments of Political Science, Environmental Studies and Legal Studies at Hamline University. He is also a professor of law at the University of Minnesota and at the University of St. Thomas and an adjunct professor at Binghamton University.

A four-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, Schultz is the author of more than 45 books and more than 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, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Economist and National Public Radio.

Prior to teaching, Schultz served as a city director of planning, zoning and code enforcement and as a housing and economic planner for a community action agency.

He can be reached by email at and on Twitter at @ProfDSchultz.

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