William Schulz

Contributing Faculty
Will Schulz
College of Management and Technology
School of Management
Ph.D. Management

Dr. Schulz is currently an Associate Dean within the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. He was the Founding Director of Walden University’s Center for Social Change. He was previously an Associate Dean of Walden’s School of Management, and Director of the Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership at Albertus Magnus College.

Will is an award-winning scholar in the fields of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, whose book, Creating Value Through Skill-Based Strategic Thinking and Entrepreneurial Leadership (Schulz & Hofer, Pergamon, 1999) has received critical acclaim. He earned a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Science in Political Science & Public Policy from Indiana University.

Courses Taught

MGMT 9000 - Dissertation Research Mentor

WWMBA 6040 - Business Performance & Systems Thinking

WWMBA 6690 - Sustainable Business Practices and Strategies


PhD, University of Georgia

MA, Indiana University

BA, New College of Florida

Public Service

Greenville, SC Meals on Wheels, Volunteer - Greenville

Fountain Inn Chorale, President - Fountain Inn

Awards / Honors

Academy of Management & NFIB Best Dissertation in Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Academy of Management & NFIB, 1995

Best Dissertation Research--Innovation & Technology, TIMS/ORSA, 1995


Schulz, W. C., Hofer, C. W. (2000). Creating Value Through Skill-Based Strategy & Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Schulz, W. C., Morgan, A. (2022). Developing a Learning Model for Caring, Inclusion & Social Change in an Online Environment.

Schulz, W. C., Konopa, J. (2022). Developing a Rubric for a Person-Centered Approach to Teaching in Inclusive Online Learning Spaces.

Schulz, W. C. (2013). Leadership Throughout an Organization Promotes Sustainable Success. Leader’s Edge Newsletter

Schulz, W. C. (2016). Are You Prepared to See the Forest and the Trees? Learning to See Strategically While Acting Tactically. The Journal of the American Management Association


Schulz, W. C. (2021). Care & Empathy in the Online Classroom: Towards Measurement of Faculty & Student Behavior that Increases Social Presence & Learning. Association for Leadership Science in Nursing