Shortell Declines Chairmanship After All

June 8, 2005

Just a quick update that Professor Timothy Shortell has decided not to take up the position as chair of the sociology department at Brooklyn College. This decision comes after controversy arose over his writings about religion and religious people on a non-school-related website. (Read David’s posts for more details about the legal implications for Shortell’s chairmanship and about freedom of speech for department chairs in general.)

Schools:  Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Cases:  Brooklyn College: Possible Investigation of Professor’s Expression