Professor, Department of History and Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Schultz joined the full-time faculty of DePaul in 1995. He received his B.A. in English Literature at Grinnell College, and his M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies and Ph.D. in Islamic History from the University of Chicago. He is the author of several publications on the monetary history of the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt and Syria (1250-1517 CE) and the wider Mediterranean World, including “The Monetary History of Egypt, 642-1517,” in volume 2 of The Cambridge History of Egypt (1998), and the forthcoming “The Mechanisms of Commerce,” in volume 4 of The New Cambridge History of Islam (2010). He has served as Secretary and Treasurer of Middle East Medievalists, an international organization of scholars, and as an associate editor of the journal Mamluk Studies Review. He has served as numismatic consultant to archaeological digs in Dhiban, Jordan and Jerusalem, Israel, and has received fellowships from the American Numismatic Society and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. In recognition of his research in Islamic numismatics, Schultz was recently named a Fellow of the American Numismatic Society, the foremost academic society in the country devoted to the study and analysis of coinage. He is currently working on several projects addressing the use of archaeologically found coins in wider monetary history studies.
Schultz has taught a wide variety of courses in the history curriculum and in the Liberal Studies Program. He has been active in encouraging students to make use of DePaul’s Special Collections in the Library, especially focusing upon the material concerning the Vincentian Missions in China. He is also interested in questions concerning teaching Islamic history in a general education curriculum, a topic upon which he has both lectured and written, and on the history of the Crusades in the Middle East. He has been active in DePaul’s Study Abroad Program, having directed programs in Turkey, Morocco, and most recently an innovative first-year program which links a Focal Point Seminar course with a spring break excursion to Jordan.
Schultz joined the Society of Vincent de Paul Professors in 2005 as a member of the second cohort. He currently serves on the Vincentian Research project led by Alex Papadopoulos and the committee which plans the annual induction ceremony. He served as executive chair of the society in 2012-2013.