Chairperson of Construction/Facilities Management
Distinguished Educator Award, Awards of Excellence 2020, International Facilities Management Association, Presented at IFMA Virtual World Workplace.
Educator of the Year Award, 2019, Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Metro NY/NJ Chapter.
Distinguished Author Award: Research Paper, Awards of Excellence 2019, International Facilities Management Association, Presented at IFMA World Workplace, Phoenix, AZ.
Professor Schultz has managed people and projects for over 39 years and held positions as an interior designer, facilities manager, project and construction manager, and has been involved with design and construction inspections and building commissioning services on large US federal government and military programs. In conjunction with approximately 17 years in academia; teaching interior design at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) construction management at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) and currently, a tenured, full Professor at Pratt Institute in the Facilities Management, Construction Management and Real Estate Practice programs. Professor Schultz teaches courses on building assessment and strategic planning, emergency management and business continuity, project management, change management and leadership, and supervises graduate thesis students. Since arriving at Pratt Institute, Professor Schultz has concentrated her academic career on service activities rather than research. She holds leadership positions on the Pratt Academic Senate as Finance Officer and is a member of many Institute wide and School of Architecture committees and initiatives.
Dr. Schultz is the coordinator for the new Minor in Entrepreneurship for all undergraduate students enrolled at Pratt. In addition to being involved with Pratt’s Strategic Plan and the Global Education Pillar; she is part of a team who has twice developed a new path forward for the School of Architecture’s Strategic Plan.
Dr. Schultz received her PhD in the Built Environment from The University of Salford, Salford, England concentrating on lean visual management technologies in facilities management operations. She has international research and publishing experience in design science research and action research, lean, visual management, BIM and PPP’s (Public Private Partnerships) in regenerating local communities. She is a member of IFMA, IFMA/WE (Workplace Evolutionaries), LCI, NFMT, CMAA and sits on the local CMAA Metro NY/NJ Chapter Board as Director of Student Outreach Committee where she coordinates the yearly student scholarship program.
Ph.D. Built Environment, Concentration in Lean Facilities Management Systems, Organizational Transformations and Change Management, University of Salford, UK; M.S. Architecture, Concentration in Construction Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; B.S. Interior Design, Marymount University.