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David Schultz


David Schultz is a professor of political science at Hamline University. An attorney, he also is a professor in the Hamline and University of Minnesota law schools. A two-time Fulbright scholar who has taught extensively in Europe, he was the winner of the 2013 Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration.

Schultz, a former city administrator and director of code enforcement in New York State, is the author of 28 books and more than 100 articles. His most recent books are Election Law and Democratic Theory (2014) and American Politics in the Age of Ignorance: Why Lawmakers Choose Belief Over Research (2013).

Schultz received his Ph.D. and law degrees from the University of Minnesota and master's degrees from Rutgers University, the State University of New York at Binghampton and James Cook University. He also received a master's of law degree from the University of London.

All too often, policies are simply replicated from state to state with little attention to research showing that they work.