Skip to comments.Penn State professor a Texas parolee (for triple murder)
Posted on 07/25/2003 10:12:41 PM PDT by Recourse
July 25, 2003, 10:52PM
Penn State professor a Texas parolee Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Last month, Penn State University officials learned something about professor Paul Krueger that wasn't on his résumé -- his parole for a triple murder committed in Texas nearly 40 years ago.
University spokesman Bill Mahon said Friday that officials knew nothing about Krueger's conviction until late last month. Texas only notified Pennsylvania parole officials in February.
Now a spokesman for National University in California confirmed that Krueger had accepted a teaching job there, and Texas parole officials said they already are working on that move.
"We are, as a matter of fact, to meet with him at our headquarters here today to do some of that paperwork," said Kathy Shallcross, deputy director of Texas' parole division said Friday.
Hoyt Smith, spokesman for National University, the La Jolla-based college where Krueger will be associate professor of business, said the conviction wouldn't necessarily affect his employment.
Krueger, who has been at Penn State for four years, has no telephone listing in the State College area. He did not immediately respond to an e-mail from The Associated Press.
In 1965, when he was just 18, Krueger and a 16-year-old friend left San Clemente, Calif. The two passed through Texas and rented a motor boat hoping to travel to Venezuela, where they intended to become "soldiers of fortune," according to a 1979 story in the Austin American-Statesman.
Along the Intracoastal Waterway near Corpus Christi, they encountered a fishing boat. Kreuger shot the three fishermen the night of April 12, 1965, unloading a total of 40 bullets into their bodies.
Two parole commissioners, in 1977, called Krueger, "probably the most exceptional inmate" in the entire state. He was paroled two years later.
Among other credentials, he graduated summa cum laude from Sam Houston State University; earned a master's degree from California State University-Los Angeles; a Ph.D. in sociology from South Dakota State University; and an Ed.D. from the University of Southern California.
Sounds like he should still be at the state pen rather than Penn State.
Paul E. Krueger, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Workforce Education and Development Program
Dr. Paul Krueger is the Director of the Institute for Research in Training and Development, and is a member of the Workforce Education and Development Program faculty. He has over 18 years of diversified experience in the practice, teaching and research of human resources management, training and organizational development. He has managerial experience in manufacturing, insurance and business services industries, including two multi-national corporations: Johnson & Johnson and Bio-Rad Laboratories. His current research interests include human resource training, development and ISO 9000 international quality assurance standards.
Ed.D., Policy, Planning & Administration, University of Southern California, 1999. Dissertation: Human Resource Training and ISO 9000 International Quality Standards.
Ph.D., Sociology (Organizational), South Dakota State University, 1988. Dissertation: Structural Differentiation, Technology and Employee Fringe Benefits: A Model of Formal Organization.
M.A., Psychology (Industrial/Organizational), California State University, Los Angeles, 1983.
B.S., Psychology, Sam Houston State University, Texas, 1979.
Director, Institute for Research in Training and Development, and
Assistant Professor, Workforce Education and Development, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, August 1999 to present.
Director, Small Business Institute and Assistant Professor of Business, Augustana College, SD, September 1994 to July 1999.
Division Human Resources Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Anaheim, CA, July 1992 to July 1994.
Senior Human Resources Administrator, Johnson & Johnson, Claremont, CA, July 1990 to July 1992.
Assistant Professor (Visiting), Idaho State University, January 1989 to July 1990.
Teaching Assistant (and doctoral student), South Dakota State University, 1985-1988.
Director of Human Resources, Cal-Surance Associates, Inc., Torrance, CA, 1984-1985.
Human Resources Administrator, Tower Industrial, Norwalk, CA, 1982-1984.
Summa Cum Laude, Sam Houston State University, 1979.
McNamara Graduate Studies Award, South Dakota State University, 1987.
Richardson Memorial Scholar, University of Southern California, 1993-1994.
American Society for Training and Development
District Export Council, U.S. Department of Commerce
Phi Delta Kappa
Contact with Dr. Krueger:
Address: 310A Keller Building, University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: 814-863-5795 (from campus 3-5795)
Let me guess .. he earned his degree while in prison?
When he was convicted in the 60s the death penalty was unconstitutional.
In the 70s and 80s the Texas State prison System was under the personal supervision of Federal Judge William Wayne Justice, as left wing a man as ever sat as a Federal Judge. He forced massive early paroles because he found "overcrowding"
He was very lucky in his timing.
In 1965. In 1972, the US Supreme Court ruled that all existing death penalty laws in the US were unconstitutional. So, even if he had been sentenced to death, he would not have been executed.
More like a feral judge.
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