Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Another reason not to be called "Doctor"

Laura L. Callahan was very proud of her Ph.D. When she received it a few years ago, she promptly rewrote her official biography to highlight the academic accomplishment, referring to it not once or twice but nine times in a single-page summary of her career. And she never let her employees at the Labor Department, where she served as deputy chief information officer, forget it, even demanding that they call her "Doctor."
From an article on diploma mills and the widespread problem of phony academic credentials among government employees. "Doctor" Callahan made it to the position of deputy chief information officer in the Department of Homeland Security before being forced to resign.

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