Edward J. (Ned) Shultz, Ph.D.
Key Areas of Expertise: internationalization of the curriculum, institutional advancement, institutional exchanges, international programs in English
Dr. Shultz’s life has centered on international engagement. As a high school junior, he lived in Norway for one year and as an undergraduate at Union College (A.B., 1966), he led the International Relations Club where he worked to bring people from different backgrounds and cultures together. Upon graduating from Union, he lived in Korea as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English in Pusan. At the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, he obtained both an M.A. (1970) and Ph.D. (1976) in East Asian history focusing on Korea. Dr. Shultz was also a recipient of an East-West Center fellowship and other grants. Dr. Shultz has been a professor of Asian studies at three University of Hawaii campuses and is currently a professor emeritus at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Prior to retiring he was dean of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies and Assistant Vice Chancellor of International Education and Exchange. In 2014, he served as interim chancellor of Hawai‘i Tokai International College on O‘ahu.
Dr. Shultz has been a recipient of Fulbright grants to teach and research on Korea, and also a Nichibunken award to study in Japan. In Korea, he taught Korean history at both Hanyang University and Sogang University. He served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and was chair of the Northeast Asia Council (NEAC). He was active on the Asia Pacific International Education Association (APAIE) and is currently president of the East-West Center Alumni Association and sits as an invited participant on the East-West Center Board of Governors.
Through these wide and varied experiences, Dr. Shultz has engaged on many levels of international exchange from developing student programs, guiding accreditation, and organizing international conferences. As a dean and assistant vice chancellor, he developed fundraising strategies, refined dual degree programs, and guided curricular development. These experiences have enabled him to serve as a primary consultant at Mid-Pacific International.