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Professor values

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Professor values refer to the common value system embraced by a large percentage of professors, just as Hollywood values refers to the common value system of many in Hollywood.

An extremely high percentage of professors disagree with conservative principles.[1][2] Professors' common value system typically includes atheism,[3] censorship, socialism, unjustified claims of expertise and knowledge (for example, the dogmatic promotion of the theory of evolution),[4] liberаl beliefs,[5] liberal grading, liberal bias,[6] They are also accused of anti-patriotism, lack of productivity, bullying or discouraging conservative students (for example, homeschoolers),[7][8] and promotion of sexual immorality.[9][10] In a Zogby poll, 58% of Americans said that the bias of professors is a serious problem, while 39% said it is a "very serious" problem.[11] The survey demonstrated further that "an overwhelming majority also believe that job security for college professors leaves them less motivated to do a good job than those professors who do not enjoy a tenured status - 65% said they believe non-tenured professors are more motivated to do a good job in the classroom."[11] One study in 2008 found that "Texas university professors overwhelmingly favor Democratic candidates in their campaign contributions."[12]

Professors block the granting of a tenured professorship to anyone who:

Professors wear white armbands to protest an award of an honorary degree to a conservative.[13]

Politicians, especially liberal ones, are routinely given high-ranking academic positions. Examples include:


Crimes by Professors

  • At Northern Kentucky University, language and literature professor Sally Jacobsen incited some of her students to vandalize a pro-life display by Northern Right to Life, the campus pro-life group. Jacobsen herself also participated in the vandalism, which involved destroying rows of white crosses symbolizing the graves of aborted children. Jacobsen justified the vandalism as free speech, stating, "I did, outside of class during the break, invite students to express their freedom-of-speech rights to destroy the display if they wished to." Jacobsen was unrepentant until given the choice of facing criminal charges of theft, criminal mischief and criminal solicitation or apologizing. Jacobsen chose the latter and also paid Northern Right to Life for damage to the display. Jacobsen was suspended by the university and subsequently retired.[15]
  • "A South Korean court Monday sentenced a former university art professor to 18 months in jail for forging her US degree certificates, officials said. The Seoul District Criminal Court found Shin Jeong-Ah guilty of forging undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Kansas and Yale University to secure a job at Seoul's Dongguk university."[16]
  • Villanova University professor Edward R. Ritter was arrested on March 21, 2008, and charged with selling marijuana to undercover police officers, and a subsequent search of his home uncovered 19 bags of marijuana.[17]
  • Kansas State University English professor Thomas Murray was a popular teacher, but he was convicted of murdering his ex-wife with 17 stab wounds and blunt trauma to her head. She "was found dead in her bedroom atop a dresser."[18] Professor Murray had written several books, including "The Language of Sadomasochism."[18] He did not testify in his defense and spoke only at sentencing, where he called the state's case a "fairy tale."[19]
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Anatomy associate professor Peter Alan Rogers, 59, was arrested on Apr. 21, 2008 on a charge of possession of child pornography on a school laptop computer.[20]
  • Shortly after the end of the school year and his contract, Marshall University Psychiatry associate professor John M. Adams burglarized and murdered Bobby Burns on July 2, 2003, and then kidnapped two women and forced them to drive him across the Ohio River.[21]
  • University of South Florida professor Sami al-Arian pled guilty to "aiding a terrorist group" and was "sentenced to 57 months in prison."[22][23] He then "spent more than a year in civil contempt after refusing to appear before two grand juries investigating Islamic charities in Northern Virginia."Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag
  • University of Hawaii professor Marc Fossorier was arrested and later convicted and sentenced to one year in jail for attempting a sex crime with a girl apparently only 15 years old.[24]
  • A New Jersey Cumberland County College professor "was arrested on charges of harassment, trespassing and stalking."[25]
  • University of Central Florida political science professor Michael Shawn Reichert was arrested for having "a stash of more than 100 child pornography pictures on his work computer," "plus three pornographic movies."[26]
  • University of Wisconsin adjunct professor Victor M. Zamudio-Taylor resigned after being charged with viewing child-pornography in a campus computer laboratory.[27]
  • A British university professor was jailed for ten months for plotting to defraud a hospital trust. [28]
  • Professor Daniel Storm, of the University of Washington, flushed 4 litres of the flammable solvent ethyl ether down the sink, rather than pay the safe disposal fees. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Oesterle said that his using an axe to open the containers was particularly dangerous because a spark could easily have ignited the ether. [29]
  • An Associate Professor at Youngstown State University was locked up and fined $50 after baring his buttocks in front of children at a county fair. [30]
  • Philosophy Professor Abimael Guzman of the National University of San Cristobal de Huamanga in Peru founded the bloodthirsty Shining Path organisation, one of the most violent terrorist groups of recent decades.

Immoral, Unethical or Bizarre Behavior

  • Emory University History Professor of History Michael Bellesiles, a gun control advocate, wrote a book entitled Arming America, The Origins of a National Gun Culture (2000). Gary Wills gave it a glowing review in The New York Times, but admitted later that "I was took. The book is a fraud."[31] Bellesiles resigned from his position as Professor of History when an independent committee of scholars examined his work and concluded that "his scholarly integrity is seriously in question."[32]
  • According to one columnist, 88 Duke professors -- more than 10 percent of the Duke professorial faculty - endorsed and published an advertisement hurtful to students who had been wrongly accused of rape during a lacrosse team party, which "helped create the lynch-mob atmosphere."[33]
  • When student Rebecca Beach circulated an email at Warren Community College in New Jersey disclosing that decorated Iraq war hero Lt. Col. Scott Rutter would be visiting, English professor John Daly replied: "Real freedom will come when soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors."[34]


  1. "90 percent of United States professors called themselves liberal or moderate .[1]
  2. [2]
  3. For example, the vast majority of philosophy professors are atheists, even after an alleged uptick in faith [3]
  4. For example, a $100,000 "environmental" prize was awarded for work on a politically correct "theory of convergent evolution." [4]
  5. "90 percent of professors called themselves liberal or moderate." . It appears intelligent people sometimes hold these values. [5]
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  14. Beginning early in 2001, "Gore will be [at UCLA] to develop a new curriculum for family-centered community building, a multidisciplinary approach that brings together authorities from such fields as education, business and public policy to work on problems that ail our society and affect our children. ... He also will be teaching at three other universities - Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and Fisk University in Nashville - in addition to his teaching and research work at UCLA." [6]
  18. 18.0 18.1
  31. Jonah Goldberg, Reports of the 2nd Amendment's death have been greatly exaggerated ... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Apr. 8, 2007.