In academia, there are very specific designations, and usually they leave it to the teachers to fill in and hand in. An instructor claiming to be a ‘professor’ as she apparently did here, is claiming a position above the one that she actually holds. But of course, why didn’t anyone correct it before now? Over/under on whether she gets a job with them again?
CHENEY, Wash.— Eastern Washington University removed the online biography of instructor Rachel Dolezal on Monday afternoon as her contract expired amid controversy.
The move came the same day that Dolezal resigned as president of the Spokane NAACP.
Dolezal’s contract expired Friday, June 12 as scheduled in line with the end of the academic school year according to EWU leaders. Dolezal does not have a current contract to teach for the upcoming year at EWU.
On Monday, leaders with the school said Dolezal’s biography was removed from the www.ewu.edu because her contract has expired. School leaders also said there was a misrepresentation on her school biography where she was described as a “professor.”
Whether Dolezal returns to EWU for the 2015-2016 is a personnel issue to be dealt with at a later time according to school leaders.
The university confirms that the misrepresentation was on the part of Dolezal.
Breitbart News spoke with David Meany, the person in charge of media relations at Eastern Washington University (EWU), where Rachel Dolezal was listed as a professor of Africana Studies. He said Dolezal’s contract with EWU expired June 12th and she is “no longer an employee of Eastern Washington University.”
“Dolezal was listed as a professor but she was never a professor,” Meany explained. “Either she or one of her staffers listed her inaccurately as a professor.” Meany told Breitbart News, Dolezal was an “adjunct instructor hired on a quarterly basis.” He added that she has been hired on a quarterly basis since 2010 and that her profile was taken down from the school’s website to “avoid confusion.”
“People thought she was a professor and we were getting a lot of calls asking how we could have her working here.”
When asked if Dolezal’s contract would be renewed next quarter, as it has been every quarter since 2010, he said he had no idea.