Jerry Schulz brings over 37 years of experience in information technology management and analysis and local government administration to GovHR USA. He has carried out a variety of consulting assignments for local governments. Most of these assignments have involved technology planning or implementation of new data systems.
Mr. Schulz served as Manager of Application Development for the Milwaukee Public Schools from April, 2007 through November, 2012. He oversaw development and maintenance of data applications for this large urban school district. Projects he managed included upgrading the PeopleSoft human resources system and adding abilities to automate job applications and track professional development, implementing new systems for substitute dispatch and student intervention tracking, and expanding a data warehouse system.
Mr. Schulz served for five years as Director of Information Systems for the Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He developed the first strategic technology plan for the Archdiocese and led projects to replace the financial system, upgrade fund-raising systems, install a newspaper circulation system, upgrade the web site, and increase the use of broadcast electronic mail communication.
Mr. Schulz served for six years as the Manager of Information Systems for Waukesha County, Wisconsin. While at Waukesha County, Mr. Schulz led the implementation of data systems for the Finance, Register of Deeds, Health and Human Services, and Courts areas. He also oversaw the implementation of an enterprise computer network serving all county facilities.
Prior to his tenure at Waukesha County, Mr. Schulz served as Director of Information Technology and Telecommunications for the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Mr. Schulz also served as the Information Systems Director of the Milwaukee County Department of Social Services and later also served as the Program Analysis Manager for Milwaukee County. In his role with Social Services he developed a strategic technology plan for the department and implemented a case tracking system.
Mr. Schulz is a graduate of Cornell University, majoring in Government, and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Roosevelt University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Northwestern University. He is the author of Managing the New Tools in K-12 Teaching and Learning: How Technology Can Enable School Improvement, which was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2018. He is also the author of Information Technology for Local Government: A Practical Guide for Managers, published by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in 2001.
Mr. Schulz serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Department of Public Administration and the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where he teaches courses on the use of technology in the public sector.
Professional Education, Training and Instruction
- Bachelor of Arts in Government, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
- Master of Public Administration, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Professional Development and Speaking Engagements
- Adjunct Faculty, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration
- Adjunct Faculty, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Memberships and Affiliations
- Member of the Society for Information Management
Local Government Professional Background:
- Manager of Application Development, Milwaukee Public Schools 2007 – 2012
- Manager of Information Systems, Waukesha County, WI 1993 – 1999
- Director of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) 1991 – 1993
- Program Analysis Manager, Milwaukee County, WI 1988 – 1991
- Information Systems Director, Milwaukee County Department of Social Services 1985 – 1988