Elizabeth Schultz, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field



  • One of the world’s foremost scholars on Herman Melville and his famous work Moby Dick
  •  Taught the very first Ecocriticism course ever offered at a Chinese university while  in China as a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer
  • 1971: Named the KU Outstanding Woman Teacher of the Year
  • 1971: received Standard Oil Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching and the HOPE Award
  • 1984: Awarded the Mortar Board Outstanding Educator Award and a Chancellor’s Club Teaching Professorship
  • One of eleven KU women scholars in the book Seeing Female: Social Roles and Personal Lives