Thursday, 15 July 2004

Fending Off a Plagiarist
Friday, July 2, 2004

... While I was resigned to fighting plagiarists in my classroom, I had not expected to have to fight one for credit for my own dissertation. A doctoral student at Northeast Urban University -- I'll call him Mr. X -- presented my dissertation as his own. He received a Ph.D. and took an excellent research job at Prominent African University. Through my subsequent efforts, he lost his degree, his job, and his reputation.

Here's what happened...

Kim Lanegran is an assistant professor of political science.
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