Boston University Names John Schulz Dean of College of Communication

in College of Communication, News Releases, University Affairs
June 9th, 2003

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(Boston, Mass.) — Boston University Chancellor John Silber has announced the appointment of Professor John J. Schulz as dean of Boston University’s College of Communication. He will assume the post August 1 upon his return from teaching summer courses in London.

Since 1995, Schulz has served as professor of international communication and persuasion and public opinion in the Department of Mass Communication, Advertising, and Public Relations at Boston University’s College of Communication. A former member of the faculty at the National War College, Schulz is an expert on international communication, arms control, and national security affairs. He also directs the Boston University Graduate Mass Communication and Internship Summer Program in London where he teaches international mass media and comparative political systems. Schulz replaces Brent Baker who stepped down June 1 after 11 years as dean.

A graduate of Oxford University, England, Schulz earned his master’s and doctorate in international relations in 1979 and 1981, and a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Montana in 1962 where he is a distinguished alumnus. He is a former foreign correspondent, chief of correspondents, and deputy news director for the Voice of America News. From 1992 to 1995, Schulz was editor-in-chief of Arms Control Today magazine. He was decorated 23 times while flying 275 combat missions in F-100 Supersabres out of Bien Hoa Airbase, Vietnam in 1967 and 1968.

In 2001, he won the first-ever Professor of the Year Award from Boston University’s Inter-Fraternity and Sorority Council (IFSC).

Opened in 1947 as the School of Public Relations, Boston University’s College of Communication specializes in journalism, film & television, and mass communication, advertising and public relations. Boston University, with an enrollment of more than 29,000 in its 17 schools and colleges, is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States.

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