School of Management 

Bill SchulzDr. William Schulz specializes in strategic management, entrepreneurship, workforce development and building leadership capacity.

A contributing faculty member at Walden for its PhD in Management program, Dr. Schulz also served as associate dean of the School of Management. Prior to joining Walden, Dr. Schulz was director of the Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership and professor of strategic management and leadership at Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut. At Albertus Magnus, Dr. Schulz also chaired the college’s Curriculum Development Committee for New Dimensions Business Programs. Before that, he taught for nine years as a tenured associate professor at Oglethorpe University in Georgia. He has served as the secretary of the Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management (IBAM) and is a former chair for the United States Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship's (USASBE) Entrepreneurship Education Division.


  • PhD in Strategic Management/Entrepreneurship (Production and Operations minor), University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., June 1993
  • MA in Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., August 1983
  • BA in Public Policy, New College of the University of South Florida, Sarasota, Fla., May 1982

Areas of Expertise

Strategic Management

  • Focuses on skill-based strategic thinking.
  • Is a pioneer in resource-based theory of organizational performance and strategy.


  • Focuses on helping entrepreneurs build strong core competencies as they grow their organizations.
  • Focuses on value creation for long-term sustainability

Workforce Development

  • Focuses on applying skill-based strategy beyond the scope of private enterprise and to the scope of state and national government. 
  • Focuses on human capital development and skill-based resource capacity development.

Building Leadership

  • Focuses on the core competencies and approaches to leadership development.
  • Explores how servant-led organizations outperform traditional hierarchical leadership organizations.

Relevant Research

  • Schulz, W.C., III, & Hofer, C.W. (Eds.). (2000). Creating value through skill-based strategy and entrepreneurial leadership. London: Pergamon Press. Dr. Howard Thomas, University of Illinois, Competitive Series Editor. Recognized by the NFIB, Academy of Management and Tims/Orsa as best dissertation in the field of small business in 1993.
  • Schulz, W.C., III. (1996). Nurturing the seeds of advantage: A case study on entrepreneurial development and human capital formation. Advances in Global High-Technology Management: Volume 6, Public Policy and the Management of Innovation in Technology-Based Entrepreneurship: JAI Press.
  • Schulz, W.C., III. (1995). Competition in the global short haul aircraft manufacturing industry. This case was republished in Miller and Dess, (1995), Strategic Management, second edition: McGraw-Hill. With permission from Irwin Publishing.
  • Schulz, W.C., III. (1996). The custom cabinets company: A case of strategic renewal and the process of continuous improvement. In Cox et al., Small Business Management.
  • Schulz, W.C., III. (1993). Competition in the global short haul aircraft manufacturing industry. Case published in Thompson and Strickland, Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases, seventh edition: Irwin. This case was also selected for inclusion in Irwin's Custom Publishing Electronic Database (1996).

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management (IBAM)
  • United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) 
  • Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division

Professional Recognition

  • Recipient, “Rising Stars,” local leadership award from Business New Haven, September 2005
  • Honorary Member, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, invited to be a member by Oglethorpe's 1994 student membership, 1994
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, University of Georgia, Chapter 32, 1993
  • Member, Sigma Iota Epsilon, National Honorary and Professional Management Fraternity, University of Georgia Chapter, 1990
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