Dr. Schottmiller earned his PhD in Culture and Performance Studies from UCLA's Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance in 2017. Previously, he received a Bachelors degree in English Tutorial and Women's Studies with a minor in Classical Civilization from Ohio University, as well as a Masters degree in Folklore from UC Berkeley. He currently resides, teaches, and researches in Los Angeles.

Dr. Schottmiller is currently a Lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles and California State University, Los Angeles. He designs and teaches courses in Disability Studies, LGBTQ Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies.