Jerry A. Schultz, Ph.D.

Jerry Schultz
  • Co-Director of the KU Work Group


Jerry Schultz, PhD, is the Co-Director of the KU Work Group for Community Health and Development. He works primarily with issues involving building capacity of urban neighborhoods to solve local problems, understanding systems change, evaluating community health and development initiatives, and qualitative methodologies. He is part of the Community Tool Box (CTB) development team, a global online resource for community building. His responsibility includes both content and design development for the CTB. 

Dr. Schultz has co-authored numerous articles on evaluation, empowerment, and community development. He has been a consultant to several foundations, community coalitions, and state agencies. In addition to his work in community health and development, Dr. Schultz has studied East Asian and Native American culture and history, producing several documentaries on these subjects. He received the Distinguished Practice Award from the Society for Community Research and Action.