Aaron Schultz is an Assistant Professor at PC serving in both the Arts & Sciences and Social Work Departments. Aaron holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with an Alcohol and Drug studies minor along with Master’s Degree in Sociology both from the University of South Dakota. Prior to joining the PC faculty Aaron served as the Community Impact Director for the Sioux Empire United Way in Sioux Falls, SD. Aaron currently serves as the Director of the United Way of Northeastern SD.
In the last few years Aaron served as a Research Officer for First Nations Development Institute out of Fredericksburg, VA. He was responsible for planning, designing and gathering quantitative and qualitative data research for applied policy issues concerning Native Americans. Aaron worked directly with research focused on Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). After moving back home to Aberdeen Aaron continued his activities as a Research Fellow for First Nations and recently co-authored a chapter in Integrated Asset-Building Strategies for Reservation-Based Communities, which is currently being utilized in both the State and Federal policy initiatives.