University probing quick doctorate award

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The University of Louisville will look into whether an associate of a former education dean was improperly awarded a doctorate.

The Courier-Journal reported U of L President James Ramsey appointed a committee Wednesday to investigate how John Deasy qualified for the advanced degree, even though he apparently was on campus for only one semester.

University rules specify a doctoral candidate must study for two years at U of L, including at last one year of full-time residency.

Deasy gave former education Dean Robert Felner's research center a $375,000 contract in 2002.

Felner resigned in June to take a job in Wisconsin, but withdrew from that position after news of a federal investigation into how he spent grant money became public.


(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Rick Location: Knoxvill on Sep 11, 2008 at 10:55 AM
    Here we go again. These very same academics who love to point the finger at conservatives and Republicans for corruption are on the take themselves. And they wonder why taxpayers are tired of hearing about the need for more money for schools and universities.


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