Roger Rouland: Creepy Ex-Baylor Lecturer Cops to Kiddy Porn Charges, Awaits Sentencing

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Roger Rouland: Not one of those "He seemed like such a nice, normal man" people.
As Bo Diddley once famously sang, you can't judge a book by lookin' at the cover.

Except when you can, we would add, which certainly seems the case with Roger Rouland.

The former Baylor lecturer pleaded guilty this week to possession of child porn two-and-a-half years after janitorial workers found images of underage girls on one of his work computers. His sentencing for the June 2009 offense is set for March.

Rouland had taught in the English department at the Baptist university until the end of the Spring semester in 2009. Renaissance literature was his specialty. He was also an adjunct professor at McLennan Community College.

According to a short 2003 profile in the Austin Chronicle, Rouland was deeply obsessed with "hermeticism," described as "a group of magical practices that includes alchemy, astrology, sacred geometry, and numerology." Back then, he was seeking financial backing for a scholarly journal he co-edited on those medieval arts.

His former students gave him decidedly mixed reviews...

One praised his dry sense of humor, but many others wrote about his weird fixation with alchemy and several others wrote things along these lines: "Don't take him! Avoid him at all costs. He's seriously creepy and a very tough prof."

Some more:

I HATED this class. My best subject is English, but Rouland is awful. I found myself wanting to leap out the window because this class was so boring. He chooses the worst books...there are like 10 of them, you litteraly read a book a week. He is the weirdest person I have ever met. Ugh...AVOID HIM AT ALL COSTS!!!
He is a horrible teacher. Quizzes are 15% of your grade and are over the most inconsequential things in the reading. Only two test, which compromise about 65% of your final grade. His test are over insignificant little facts and the essay part should be titled: "I think this is what this means. Write a comparative essay explaining why I'm right" He is very weird and plays favorites. Do not take him.

And finally, "No one will ever have to suffer having him again because this idiot just got sent to jail."


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Grant
Grant

Baylor's really getting the press this week. Maybe this guy will get to share a cell with Baylor alum Allen Stanford.

de
de

Maybe its off-topic some, but he looks like someone with a meth problem.

captaingrumpy
captaingrumpy

One look and I would leave his class,does he have any teeth???

Craig Malisow
Craig Malisow

Holy crap -- it should probably be a federal crime to download that dude's pic as well! Dios mio! 

P S
P S

Two questions that are raised by this article: 1.) Why the Chair of the English Department at Baylor is not having to answer questions regarding why he continued to allowed this man to be employed there (Instructor is usually a year to year contract [as opposed to semester to semester like an Adjunct] and may even be a "pre-tenure track" position).  Rouland's students were no doubt complaining about him in their written class reviews, which the Chair is supposed to read and go over with the Instructor.  2.) As an earlier poster noted, it's hard to ignore the spelling mistake in the student's comments who claimed that English was his (or her) "best subject."  Maybe Rouland had it right regarding this kid... .

Hurbard
Hurbard

{Only two test, which compromise about 65% of your final grade. His testare over insignificant little facts and the essay part should betitled: "I think this is what this means. Write a comparative essayexplaining why I'm right" He is very weird. . .}

I'm not surprised that a student with grammar, usage, and punctuation skills this dull finds a college-level English class to be over-challenging.

Mojomariposa
Mojomariposa

"My best subject is English ... litteraly." 

Chance McClain
Chance McClain

Dude looks like Gollum. But, like, a creeper version of Gollum. And not as handsome.

CopSpeak
CopSpeak

More police officers are convicted of child sex crimes than all other professions combined. It's law enforcement's "dirty little secret", and one we are committed to exposing. Police officers use their positions of trust to violate our children. Their victims are threatened with physical harm and told no one will believe their word over that of a police officer. Please visit our Facebook pages to learn more about this silent epidemic that is plaguing the entire nation: http://www.facebook.com/pages/...

MadMac
MadMac

Yep, very thin line between brilliant and bat-s4it crazy.

Josh
Josh

I agree, He needs to holster his face in public.

Blaire408
Blaire408

Two questions are raised by your comment:1. Why is it that you are more concerned with creating a complex COMMENT (not question) rather than focusing on the professor being a pervert.2. Why are you siding with a pervert about a student's misspelling???

Be more concerned with making sense, not 'sounding' so intelligent. You sound pathetic.

Bravo to you, idiot.

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

I'm having flashbacks to the many aggrieved hours I spent in freshman English at Baylor now...

Thebuddhasmile
Thebuddhasmile

Who ever said this guy is brilliant? He's a professor, thats it. No PhD.... He's just a shithole plain and simple.

Thebuddhasmile
Thebuddhasmile

Who ever said this guy is brilliant? He's a professor, thats it. No PhD.... He's just a shithole plain and simple.

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