Her story is highly suspect’: Malden superintendent’s education credentials called into question

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  1. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    When my wife was the Scholarship Coordinator at a University, all but (1) professor wanted her to call them by their first name. She got accustomed to that and then a new Director of Nursing came in and my wife referred to her by her first name in email. You'd have thought she shot the ladies dogs by her reaction.
     
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  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    It's probably best that I don't pursue a doctorate. Not only will I avoid the shame of flunking out, but also, my friends will never have to refer to me as "Dr. John" (my real name.) There was only one "Dr. John." I revere him - he was the embodiment in one person, of all the good music that's ever happened in New Orleans.

    "Dr John," (Malcolm Rebennack) passed on in 2019. He will always be missed. His autobiography, "Under a Hoodoo Moon" is a great read. His many records are great listening. Some more on Dr. John here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._John
     
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  3. Garp

    Garp Active Member

    I agree. And you (or anyone else) has the right as a professor to say, "Welcome to the class! I am Dr. (or Professor) so and so". You earned it and it is respectful. The students are there in your class to learn from you because you earned those credentials.
     
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  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    PS. Dr John never pursued advanced academic study. In fact, he was expelled from High School by priests who couldn't reconcile themselves to a teenage student playing professionally in nightclubs. In 2013, he was, however, awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts by Tulane University , alongside a different sort of priest - His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.
     
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  5. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Um..."Professional context." Right?
     
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  6. cacoleman1983

    cacoleman1983 Active Member

    Getting a doctorate degree is something I always wanted to do and being able to use Dr. is nice but I will forever be Carlton Coleman and I do not need to be formally recognized as anything different. If anything, while working in a professional educator context, I may use a nickname like Dr. Carl-T or something else totally informal and/or affectionate.

    As for this woman mentioned in this forum and her questionable credentials, I wouldn't be surprised if she bought the degree and had it backdated. She probably then had a foreign credential evaluation done but while looking for other proof while researching her, they couldn't find any official proof she earned the degree.
     
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  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    A possibility. But three things occur to me:

    (1) Nobody has ever seen the diploma. The story of a prenup, degree in husband's name etc seems just too "conveeenient," if I may momentarily channel a well-known member who has chosen to be MIA for a long time.

    (2) If there is one, and she "bought it," then it's unquestionably a forgery. You can't "buy" a degree from University of Salamanca (founded 1218) any more (probably less) than you can buy one from Harvard. And I think very few (or no) people would have the nerve to submit a fake degree to an official evaluator ... or would they? I think if there is something to this "husband's name" story, (and I see that possibility as slight) then she clearly didn't earn the degree. I'm sure Salamanca wouldn't confer a degree on anyone but the person who earned it.

    (3) She claims to have earned this degree in summers. Salamanca rep. says that's not possible.

    This is interesting. This lady says she expects to be able to produce the degree in Sept or thereabouts. I guess we'll (perhaps) know the truth when / if the degree appears. Or doesn't.
     
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  8. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    How long does a special order printing job even take?:rolleyes:
     
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  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Perhaps there's been a run on these in Spain and ...(ahem) COVID put them a bit behind. That and Putin are (said to be) responsible for EVERYTHING! Ink shortage? Red Wax Seals? :D
     
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  10. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Self-reference? Yes. But being referred to as "doctor" in a professional setting? It's been very common in the circles I've worked in. Not just academia and education, but in consulting and in human resource development, yes.

    I never introduce myself with that title, just as I don't introduce myself as "Mister." But others do (for both).
     
  11. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Well. If anyone here really feels the urgent need to do so, you may refer to me as "Doctor nosborne". :rolleyes:
     
  12. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Saw him live at George Mason University once. Shemekia Copeland opened for him. Both were fantastic. I was always a big fan of the good Doctor, while Copeland just blew the room away.
     
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  13. Garp

    Garp Active Member

    Agreed
     
  14. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Shemekia? Dynamite lady! I've been a long-time fan (going on 5 decades) of her late Dad - Johnny Clyde Copeland "The Texas Twister." Great bluesman - and more. I have an album he made after touring Africa and his songs on it all, purposely, have the African influences he was able to absorb on his tour - including African instruments and musicians. Good listening and a great cultural experience from fine artists. Music that really holds folks together.

    The apple certainly didn't fall far from the tree, with his wonderful daughter. Her Dad - Johnny, Robert Cray and "The Ice-man" Albert Collins were a Triumvirate of Texas Blues and sometimes performed on the same bill. Robert is the only one still with us. He's 68 now and has had a fabulous career.

    Glad you saw that show, Rich. I'm sure it was a great one.
     
  15. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I've got a significant handful of Robert Cray albums. My favorite remains the first one I purchased when it came out: Strong Persuader. We had a local station in San Antonio that played music you just didn't get on other stations. They introduced me to Robert Cray, Los Lobos, Bruce Cockburn, and Michael Tomlinson during the mid-'80s. The only one of those I've never seen live is Canadian treasure Cockburn. I'm still wonderin' where the lions are and who put that bullet hole in Katie's kitchen wall? And if I had a rocket launcher....
     
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  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Strong Persuader was a fine album - great song, too. As for Bruce Cockburn, I think his recording career started in 1970. He was 25 and well-known in Canada by that point. He wasn't well-known in the US till 1979. That changed with the release of "Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws" - that's the one with "Wonder Where the Lions Are."

    San Antonio must be a wonderful place to live, for a music-lover. It seems that some Texas cities are at the centre of the marvellous separate musical universes the State contains - San Antonio and Austin at the forefront. But it only starts there... Lightnin' Hopkins lived in Houston and Blind Lemon Jefferson played in "Deep Ellum" in Dallas...

    I've read about the Chili Queens, too. The ladies who had wagons they used to heat and serve home-made chili, for sale to passers-by. They were gone before my time. Theirs is a custom I would have liked immensely.
     
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  17. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Maybe this pleasant musical interlude will sustain our interest, until Ligia Noriega-Murphy gets back to us with her umm - Doctoral Diploma in the fall.... or whenever. Say, she isn't related to Manuel Noriega, the ex-Panama honcho, is she? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Noriega
     
  18. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Why will people insist on mis-spelling chile? It's chile, people, with an E. That other way is a Texan corruption!;)
     
  19. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

     
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    Johann Well-Known Member

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