About John J. Schulz


John J. Schulz is a retired news executive and former Voice of America foreign correspondent who also has been an Oxford scholar, National War College professor (1989-91), editor of Arms Control Today magazine and Associate Director, The Arms Control Association (1992-95) and, in college, a prize-winning poet and varsity quarterback.


In 1967-8 he flew 275 missions as an F-100 fighter pilot in Vietnam. His combat decorations included the Silver Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses and several single-mission Air Medals.


His M-Phil (1979) and D-Phil. (1981) degrees in international relations are from Oxford University in England. From 1989-91, he was a Professor of National Security Studies at the National War College in Washington, after being a student there in 1985-86. In 1995, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Montana.


In his 13 years at Boston University (1995-2009), he was a department chair for three years and later, Dean of the College of Communication for three more. In 2001 he was the first recipient of the “Professor of the Year” award given by the fraternities and sororities at B.U. He retired in 2009 and resides in Cape Charles, Virginia, with his wife, Linda.


His booklet, Please Don't Do That, A Pocket Guide for Good Writing (2008) was the top-selling publication at Marquette Books in 2009.