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Dorothy M. Schulz

Dorothy Moses Schulz, Associate Professor, earned her B.A. in Journalism from New York University, her M.A. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and her Ph.D. in American Studies from New York University.

Professor Schulz brings a varied professional background to John Jay; she was a newspaper reporter and copy desk editor, and a free lance writer before embarking on a career in law enforcement. She retired from the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Police (now MTA Police) with the rank of captain, and then served as the director of security at the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY) before starting her academic career at John Jay. She is a member of numerous academic and police organizations and has lectured and published widely, primarily in areas pertaining to women police and transit and railroad police.

She is the author of From Social Worker to Crimefighter: Women in United States Municipal Policing (Praeger, 1995), a history of women in policing that is used widely in colleges and police academies.

Dr. Schulz was the Principal Investigator for the largest federal grant awarded in the area of transit policing, overseeing a six-site study of patrol deployment practices for the Transit Cooperative Research Program, published as Guidelines for the Effective Use of Uniformed Transit Police and Security Personnel. In 2002, she served as project manager for Federal Transit Administration=s mandated triennial audit of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police Department.

She is currently writing a book on women police chiefs and sheriffs and is also completing primary-source research for a book on the history of railroad police in North America.

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