Michael Krenek

Full-Time Faculty
(940) 369-7682
Chilton Hall


University of North Texas, MS (Criminal Justice) 2012
Northern Illinois University, BA (Sociology) 1978

Academic Appointments

Lecturer, University of North Texas (2016-present)
Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas (2013-2016)
Adjunct Professor, Grayson College (2013-2016)

Biographical Sketch

Mr. Krenek is a native of Chicago, Illinois.  After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a BA in Sociology he served six years as a patrol officer and investigator with the Elmhurst, Illinois Police Department.  

In 1984 Mr. Krenek entered on duty as a Special Agent of the FBI, where he served for 29 years and finished his career as the Senior Resident Agent in the FBI’s Sherman, TX office.  He is a graduate of the FBI’s National Crisis Negotiation Course, its Instructor Development Course and many other professional development courses.  

He served as both a class counselor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia and throughout the United States as a panel evaluator of applicants for the Special Agent position.  He received his MS in Criminal Justice from UNT in 2012 and participated in the pilot program of the Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program (G*STEP).  

Mr. Krenek retired from the FBI in 2013 and began his teaching career.  He has served as an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Departments at UNT and Grayson College in Denison, TX.