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Background Information

Employment History

Various Leadership Roles

Millikin University

Education

PhD
Experimental Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

several degrees
psychology

Web References (29 Total References)


For decades, James St. James ...

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For decades, James St. James was known as an award-winning psychology professor at Millikin University, a small Presbyterian university in Decatur, Illinois. But after 46 years, his dark past finally caught up with him.

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After his release, Wolcott changed his surname to St. James and obtained several degrees in psychology.
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In a surprise move, Millikin University decided to retain St. James after his murderous history came to light. He still works there as the head of the school's psychology department.


I teach in Decatur, IL, a ...

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I teach in Decatur, IL, a town that was recently in the spotlight because it was discovered that a professor at Millikin University, James St. James, killed his family when he was a teenager and was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Once he was rehabilitated, he changed his name and eventually landed in my town.

As you can imagine, tensions have been high in our community. Many community members, who have personal relationships with Mr. St. James, have been outspoken about their support for him. Other people are not interested in what he has done since the murders. They are worried about the safety of their community. They are worried about the safety of their children.
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This is about much more than Mr. St. James and his past.
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James St. James moved on with his life. He had no choice. What else was he to do? What would have been an acceptable course of action for him?


Millikin University, a ...

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Millikin University, a Presbyterian school in Decatur with 2,380 students, said in a statement that the school expects James St. James, 61, to keep teaching at Millikin this fall.

The school said it "has only recently been made aware of Dr. St. James' past. Given the traumatic experiences of his childhood, Dr. St. James' efforts to rebuild his life and obtain a successful professional career have been remarkable."
St. James, originally James Wolcott, spent six years in a mental institution after the killings but emerged to start a new life, changing his name and getting master's and doctoral degrees in psychology, according to the Georgetown Advocate newspaper.
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St. James could not be reached for comment Friday.
The news sent a shock wave through Decatur, with city council member Jerry J. Dawson, a former Macon County sheriff, saying that St. James should have told the school about his past before joining the faculty.
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In its statement, the university said that St. James had over 27 years "taught a variety of courses at Millikin, served in various leadership roles and built a successful academic career, receiving academic awards including the 1997 Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award."


Upon learning the startling and ...

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Upon learning the startling and disturbing news that award-winning Professor James St. James, the head of their Department of Behavioral Sciences at Millikin University in Illinois, gunned down his entire family as a teenager and spent years in a mental institution, the University has refused to take action against the professor. St. James was found not guilty of his crimes by reason of insanity and later changed his name after being released from psychiatric care. The revelations about his criminal past came to light only last month.

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Filed Under: Campus Roundup, Daily Mailer, FrontPageTagged With: Academia, killed family, Millikin University, Professor James St. James, psychiatric care


Millikin University, a ...

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Millikin University, a Presbyterian school in Decatur with 2,380 students, said in a statement that the school expects James St. James, 61, to keep teaching at Millikin this fall.

The school said it "has only recently been made aware of Dr. St. James' past. Given the traumatic experiences of his childhood, Dr. St. James' efforts to rebuild his life and obtain a successful professional career have been remarkable."
St. James, originally James Wolcott, spent six years in a mental institution after the killings but emerged to start a new life, changing his name and getting master's and doctoral degrees in psychology, according to the Georgetown Advocate newspaper.
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St. James could not be reached for comment Friday.
The news sent a shock wave through Decatur, with City Council member Jerry J. Dawson, a former Macon County sheriff, saying that St. James should have told the school about his past before joining the faculty.
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In its statement, the university said that St. James had over 27 years "taught a variety of courses at Millikin, served in various leadership roles and built a successful academic career, receiving academic awards including the 1997 Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award."

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