David Schmidtz

Kendrick Professor of Philosophy and Eller Chair of Service-Dominant Logic, University of Arizona

David Schmidtz, Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, is Kendrick Professor of Philosophy (College of Social & Behavior Sciences) and Eller Chair of Service-Dominant Logic (College of Management) at the University of Arizona.  He is founding Director of the Center for Philosophy of Freedom, and editor in chief of Social Philosophy & Policy. In political philosophy, Arizona is ranked as the world’s #1 graduate program by the Philosophical Gourmet.

Professor Schmidtz has taught at Yale, Florida State College of Law, and Hamburg University. He has also been a Research Fellow at various institutions, including the Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics at UBC, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Kings' College London. He was a Phi Beta Kappa National Scholar in 2015.

He received a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Arizona, MAs in Economics and in Philosophy from the University of Arizona, and undergraduate degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Calgary.