What does neoclassical bullying look like? Here are the blow-by-blow ugly details in UVM’s Dept. of Economics!

In the middle of my reappointment review period in October 2016, I was approached by a higher ranked “colleague” in the Dept of Economics at the University of Vermont while walking with a student to proctor a make-up exam. Instead of a supportive “good luck with your reappointment and promotion,” however, I was greeted with a…Continue reading What does neoclassical bullying look like? Here are the blow-by-blow ugly details in UVM’s Dept. of Economics!

UVM’s Aggressive Evidence Suppression Efforts Pay Off

My appeal of the Vermont Labor Relations Board’s decision dismissing a grievance I filed for wrongful denial of reappointment as an economics teacher was stopped dead in its tracks on April 3, 2019 when the Supreme Court refused to allow incriminating evidence into the record. The evidence proves the University of Vermont (UVM), and UVM’s…Continue reading UVM’s Aggressive Evidence Suppression Efforts Pay Off

“When I fought with the Economics Department to integrate ecological economics and other schools of thought, it was only so that the University could be better,” says a former student in UVM’s Department of Economics

I recently interviewed Kevin Sterling, a former economics student at the University of Vermont, who helped organize and lead a student coalition to diversify UVM’s Department of Economics core curriculum before he graduated in 2015. He is currently writing a book about ecological economics, inspired by his experiences at UVM and what he sees as…Continue reading “When I fought with the Economics Department to integrate ecological economics and other schools of thought, it was only so that the University could be better,” says a former student in UVM’s Department of Economics

Patty’s Bench: UVM honors a retiring associate dean and her gift for listening to students, but ignores what she heard

Following 2018 commencement, Patty Corcoran, UVM’s beloved Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), retired from UVM after 37 years of service. To honor her a new wooden bench was installed at 438 College Street, which has inscribed on it the following: “For Patty, who would always sit and listen.” Yes, indeed,…Continue reading Patty’s Bench: UVM honors a retiring associate dean and her gift for listening to students, but ignores what she heard

Prosecutor in Chief – UVM’s Dept of Economics Chair moved to suppress evidence of my teaching effectiveness

Take a look at the email I found today in the pile of emails released per my public records request (see link below).  It is an email showing Econ. Dept. Chair Solnick acting like a prosecutor trying to have Associate Dean Patty Corcoran’s letter of support for my reappointment removed from my dossier before sending…Continue reading Prosecutor in Chief – UVM’s Dept of Economics Chair moved to suppress evidence of my teaching effectiveness

UVM Dept. of Economics purge ‘smoking-gun’ email found and released. Will the Provost ignore this? Probably.

Some revealing (and quite appalling) email exchanges between Chair of the University of Vermont’s Department of Economics and a member of the department cast new light on my purge allegation. An email obtained from one of my public records requests, per the Vermont Public Records Act, demonstrates a shared motivation to make sure I get removed…Continue reading UVM Dept. of Economics purge ‘smoking-gun’ email found and released. Will the Provost ignore this? Probably.