John J. Schulz, DPhil


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Title: Communications Educator, Journalist, Book Author
Location: Cape Charles, Virginia, United States

John J. Schulz, DPhil, Communications Educator, Journalist and Book Author, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in international communications, advertising and public communications.

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Dr. Schulz was a teenager when the first fighter planes began cutting across the sky above his Montana hometown. By the time he got to college, he already knew he wanted to become a fighter pilot and then a foreign correspondent. He first earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Montana in 1962, then was a US Air Force instructor and fighter pilot for eight years. He then joined Voice of America News, becoming their correspondent in Hong Kong, 1972-4, then Tokyo Bureau Chief, 1974 to 1977. He then earned an MPhil in international relations, strategic studies and East Asia studies from the University of Oxford in 1979 and a DPhil in international relations from the institution in 1981.While at Oxford, he also provided his expertise and skills as a think tank analyst for Oxford analytica and was a commentator for the BBC in London before returning to the news division, where he rose to Deputy News Director before retiring from VOA in 1991.
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In 1989, Dr. Schulz was on loan to the faculty at the National War College and taught there until 1991. He joined Boston University as a professor in 1995, became Chair of the Department of Mass Communications, Advertising and Publications in 1997, and in 2003, was selected as Dean of the College of Communications. He retired in 2009 as professor emeritus. He was named the Professor of the Year in 2001. From 1992 to 1995, Dr. Schulz was Editor and Associate Director of the Arms Control Association. He is now editor of The Intake, the journal of the Super Sabre Society, and a Trustee for Post 56 of The American Legion. He was awarded numerous military decorations, including the Silver Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star for Service, two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses and 16 Air Medals.

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