Newman University Promotes Bogus Jesse James Historian Ron Pastore

Ron Pastore presents himself as an authority about Jesse James. In fact, the opposite is true. Virtually everything Pastore states about Jesse James is false. Newman University now promotes Jesse James historian Ron Pastore to students over the opposition of the Jesse James family.

Newman University promotes fake history

 Ron Pastore attended Newman University in Wichita, Kansas. Now, Newman University wants Ron Pastore to teach the bogus history he connives about Jesse James to Newman University students.

Responding to a public announcement that appeared on Newman University’s website, The James Preservation Trust, representing the historical interests of the Jesse James family, filed an objection with Newman president Noreen M. Carrocci over Newman’s announced lecture by Pastore.

Pastore’s Credentials Challenged

Noreen M. Carrocci enables fake history
Noreen M. Carrocci, President of Newman University

The Trust challenged Pastore’s credentials as a claimed “historian” stating,

“At best, the views of Mr. Pastore represent fanciful fiction that has no foundation in substantive, factual, or recorded history, whatsoever. For those who write history, read history, or are students of history, Ron Pastore advocates faux history that is untruthful, untrustworthy, distorted, and misleading.”

The Trust further requested of Newman’s president that a public disclaimer be made prior to Pastore’s lecture, stating that the Jesse James family disclaims all claims made by Ron Pastore.

Newman U. Rejects Jesse James Family Plea

Newman University rejected the request of the James family, stating

“we view such presentations as the opportunity for students and those attending to individually assess the value of the information presented. It has been made clear in our promotion of this event that the presentation is based upon Mr. Pastore’s interpretation of his own research.”

Pastore’s Record of Creating Fake History

Ron Pastore has a long record of manufacturing fake history. He first opened a small museum, filled with photos and artifacts which he represented as being of and belonging to the family of the iconic America outlaw Jesse James.

Produced a Fake Jesse James Body

When his museum failed and was closed, he then claimed Jeremiah James was the true Jesse James, since Jesse James was not assassinated in Pastore’s view as traditional history records. Pastore’s connivance further resulted in the exhumation of Jeremiah James, and a DNA test which proved nothing whatsoever.

Produced TV Program About Fake Jesse James Treasure

Recently, Pastore has re-surfaced publicly, as his hometown newspaper claims “for another fifteen minutes of fame.” Pastore produced a television program Jesse James’ Hidden Treasure. While the program was widely ignored by Jesse James enthusiasts, who are acquainted well with Pastore’s con game. But Pastore and his program was widely debunked and savaged by treasure hunting enthusiasts, who found his claims on that subject matter fundamentally flawed, fraudulent, and manufactured.

Clearly, Ron Pastore’s appearance before Newman University’s students has more to do with Pastore being an alumnus of Newman University, more than for anything he has said or may have accomplished in his efforts at self-aggrandizement as an historian.

Jesse James Family Expects More Fake History from Ron Pastore

The James Preservation Trust fully expects Pastore to propagate his bogus history to Newman’s students under the sponsorship and with the full approval of Newman University. It will be left to the students of Newman University to decide for themselves if Newman University’s ignorance that begot Ron Pastore’s ignorance, and now promotes it, will now produce another generation of ignorance, given the fact that no balanced perspective is provided by Newman University to its students.

CONTACT PRESIDENT NOREEN CARROCCI: carroccin@newmanu.edu


UPDATE: Newman President Retires

Since this story first appeared on Stray Leaves, Noreen M. Carrocci has since retired as President of Newman University. Ron Pastore continues to promote fake identities, fake photos, and fake Jesse James history.

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Sisters, Hadie Alice Herrin-White & Mirna Florence Herrin-Criswell, in 1956 standing before 106 James St. in Somerset, Pulaski Co KY. They are 2nd great-granddaughters of Rev. Joseph Martin James & Rhoda May by Susan Harriet James & Joseph Allen Herrin. Photo courtesy of Hadie's son, Terry Joseph White. ... See MoreSee Less

Sisters, Hadie Alice Herrin-White & Mirna Florence Herrin-Criswell, in 1956 standing before 106 James St. in Somerset, Pulaski Co KY. They are 2nd great-granddaughters of Rev. Joseph Martin James & Rhoda May by Susan Harriet James & Joseph Allen Herrin. Photo courtesy of Hadies son, Terry Joseph White.

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5 thoughts on “Newman University Promotes Bogus Jesse James Historian Ron Pastore”

  1. About Noreen M. Carrocci…

    On March 16, 2010, Noreen M. Carrocci spoke before the The Rotary Club of West Wichita, where her husband Bob Benson is a Rotarian, on “Newman University & The Value of a Private Education.” The Rotary provided this background information about Ms. Carrocci:

    Noreen M. Carrocci joined Newman University as its 11th President on July 2, 2007. Dr. Carrocci came to Newman from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, where she served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Communication from 1998 until 2005. She was named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2005. Prior to her tenure at Spring Hill, Dr. Carrocci was Dean of the Undergraduate College at the University of St. Thomas (MN) from 1994 to 1998, and faculty member, department chair, and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at St. Louis University from 1979 to 1994. During the 1991-92 academic year, Dr. Carrocci was an American Council on Education Fellow at Tulane University. She earned her Ph.D. (1979) and M.A. (19877) degrees at the University of Kansas in Speech Communication & Human Relations, and her A.B. degree cum laude (1975) at Miami University (OH) in Speech Communication and Psychology.

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