Photo from 1934 Dickinson College Microcosm
Roy R. Kuebler was born on October 10, 1911, in Shamokin,
Pennsylvania to parents Roy R. Kuebler and Tillye Cleaver Traub. He attended
Dickinson College and was a brother of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, a
member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa1.
Kuebler was also a member of the Mohler
Scientific Club and on the Microcosm
began his career when he joined the Dickinson faculty in 1934, a year after
he too had graduated from Dickinson College. His first position held at
the college was that of Library Assistant from 1933-1935. Kuebler became
the Assistant Treasurer and Superintendent of Grounds and Buildings in
1935 and held the position until 1941. At this point he became an Instructor,
Assistant Professor and finally Associate Professor of Mathematics between
the years of 1941-1955. He was on leave for graduate study at Columbia
University during 1947-1948 and 1950-1951. In the spring semester of 1950
he was appointed the Acting Dean of the college.
Kuebler resigned in May 1955 to take a position in Washington, D.C as a mathematician in the Research and Development Division of the Office of Chief of Ordnance, a Department of the Army in the Pentagon3. A year later in 1956, Kuebler accepted a two year fellowship in biostatistics at the University of North Carolina. In 1958, the University of North Carolina named him Associate Professor of Biostatistics. Finally in 1962, he became Professor of Biostatistics.
Kuebler continued on with his education after he graduated from Dickinson College in 1933. He studied at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of North Carolina. He obtained his master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1947. Later in 1958, he received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from the University of North Carolina.
Besides his involvement with education, Kuebler was very active in the military. He was a Second Lieutenant to a Captain in the Ordnance Corps, a division of the Army from July 1942-April 1946. Between May 1944-January 1946 Kuebler was stationed in the Pacific Ocean. He received the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Ribbon. Later he became a Lieutenant Colonel of the Ordnance Corps with mobilization designation in Ballistics.
He won many awards during his career such as the Public Service award from Dickinson College in 1966. Kuebler was also the first recipient of the School of Public Health's Edward G. McGavran award for excellence in teaching in 1975.
While a Professor at the University of North Carolina, Kuebler was an alumni trustee of Dickinson College between the years of 1962-1970. He later retired from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health with the rank of Professor Emeritus of Biological-Statistics. Kuebler died on February 20, 1990 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
to Roy R. Kuebler, Jr.
||Dickinson 1934 is a project of Prof. Osborne's History 204 Class, Fall Semester 2000.|