In 2022, Dr. John T. Schultz retired from the Florida Highway Patrol, after nearly 30 years as a Florida State Trooper. During his tenure, Dr. Schultz served in many leadership roles within the agency, contributed to various non-profit organizations, and received numerous commendations.
After retirement, Dr. Schultz began his next chapter by accepting an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice position at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia. Dr. Schultz’s teaching focus in this role is undergraduate and graduate criminal justice-themed courses. Additionally, Dr. Schultz is an advisor contributing to the inaugural police academy housed on the campus of Fairmont State University.
Dr. Schultz earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Saint Leo University and his master’s degree in Administration from Barry University. In 2019, Dr. Schultz successfully defended his dissertation research on African American executive leadership and community policing and graduated with a Doctor of Executive Leadership degree.
Currently, Dr. Schultz’s research interests include community policing, public safety leadership, emergency management, crisis leadership, emotional intelligence, evidence-based policing, law enforcement instruction, public policy, impacting both criminal justice and criminal justice reform, and the use of technology in criminal investigations to include evidence collection and processing.