Mueller, Karl J. (1925-2015)

Mueller, Karl J. (1925-2015)

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Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

University of Nebraska, 1955 PhD

University of Nebraska, 1951 MA

University of Nebraska, 1949 AB

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1955-1989+

Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA, 1975-1988

University of Nebraska, 1953-1955

York High School, York NE, 1951-1953

Administrative and Professional Experience

Medical Corps of U.S. Army, 103rd General Hospital, Ludgershall, England, June 1944-July 1945.

Laboratory Technician, Hematology, Foster General Hospital, Jackson, Mississippi, Aug. 1945-Nov. 1945,

Neuropsychiatric Ward, Insulin Shock Therapy, Kennedy General Hospital, Memphis Tennessee, Nov. 1945-June 1946.

Worked part-time for several elementary school districts as School Psychologist, 1957-88.

Selected Publications

Chaired over 90 thesis committees at SJSU

Personal Commentary

Chaired Art Show for Ming Quong Strawberry Festival, Los Gatos, 12 years.

Member of Ming Quong Board, 6 years; President, 2 years.

Board Member, Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, 2 years; Chaired 25 doctoral dissertation committees; Chaired Curriculum Committee, 6-7 years..

Elder in Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos.

Currently Chair of Personnel Committee, San Jose Presbytery (6 years).

Chaired committee seeking both interim and permanent Associate Executive of San Jose Presbytery.

Member of Preparation for the Ministry Committee, San Jose Presbytery (6 years).

We completed seven trips to Europe, i.e., the Continent three times, twice to the U.K., once to the Mediterranean, and Northern Europe which included: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, and the Netherlands ... 21 days of touring. We have also visited New Zealand, a wonderful vacation spot.

Our favorite countries are Switzerland and England, though we have enjoyed all our travels. We found Russia and Belarus somewhat less than sparkling or clean, it might be said. However, inside the palaces, cathedrals, and museums everything was very attractive and even mind-boggling so far as classical art, statuary, etc. are concerned. Society is very interesting; it appears that there are "haves" and "have nots," mainly the latter. The so-called New Russians are claimed to be very well off financially.

Large, beautiful monuments honoring the soldiers of the Second World War and the people as well are very dramatic, well designed, and quite numerous. One example is the complex commemorating the 900-Day Siege of Leningrad, now St. Petersburg again. We found this monument to be extremely emotion-provoking and especially symbolic; e.g., 900 shell casings used as candle bases line the interior of this large edifice, and the statuary outside depicts a variety of kinds of people who fought and those who were saved.

Date Completed: 9/96; revised 5/11


Mueller, Karl J. (1925-2015)