William A. Schultze

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: San Diego State University
Location: Newport Beach, California, United States

William Schultze, Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in political science education.

After initially obtaining Bachelors of Arts in political science, English, and economics in 1959 from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Schultze followed with a Master of Arts in political science in 1964 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1967 from Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he served as a lecturer in political science from 1963 to 1964.

Dr. Schultze has excelled as a political science educator for over five decades. He provided superior service as an Instructor with Valparaiso University from 1964 to 1966; assistant professor with Kansas State University from 1966 to 1968; assistant professor from 1968 to 1970 and associate professor from 1970 to 1973 and full professor from 1974 to 2000 with San Diego State University, where he served as political science department chair from 1986 to 1989. In addition, Dr. Schultze served as associate professor with the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, now part of Côte d’Azur University in France, from 1980 to 1981. San Diego State honored him with Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Awards in the 1987-1988 and 1989-1990 school years.

With the United States Navy, Dr. Schultze lectured for the Program for Afloat College Education (PACE) from 1980 to 1981 and was a Senior Fulbright-Hayes Scholar with the Université de Nice in 1976 and a visiting professor with the University of Houston in 1982. From 1978 to 1979, he served on the editorial board of Western Political Quarterly (known today as Now Political Research Quarterly) published by the Western Political Science Association and served as its associate editor from 1977 to 1980. Dr. Schultze’s published works include “American Government in Global Perspective,” “State and Local Politics” and “Urban Politics: A Political Economy Approach.”

Dr. Schultze attributes his success to his passion for teaching and love for students. He loves challenging the students and receiving feedback from them shows that he has succeeded. He considers his most notable achievement being able to teach in other universities, especially as a Fulbright Fellow in the University of Nice in France in 1976 where he taught higher education to French students. He then became a full time professor there in 1980 to 1981 academic year because they liked his performance. In the next chapter of his life, Dr. Schultze sees himself continuing to do what he is doing now, along with possibly writing an autobiography.

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