John Schultz is the former head of the Division of Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies at the University of Minnesota. He holds a bachelor's in physical education from Valparaiso University, a master's in recreation administration from the University of Illinois, and a PhD in education with an emphasis in recreation and park administration from the University of Minnesota.
Both Leo McAvoy and Dan Dustin had the privilege of doing their graduate work under John's watchful eye. He is now retired and enjoys living on a farm in southern Minnesota with his wife, Kelly.
Among his many honors, McAvoy received the Society of Park and Recreation Educator' Distinguished Colleague Award and the Minnesota Recreation and Park Association's Distinguished Service Award.