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!

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.

Sign the Stop the UVM Purge Petition — Let’s Move This to 1,000 Signers.

In just about 3 weeks, UVM students, current and former, current and retired faculty and other citizens from around the world outraged at UVM’s despotic behavior have signed to demand my reappointment. I am humbled and inspired by this outpouring of support of me. Most heartening is the fact that many are standing up for…Continue reading Sign the Stop the UVM Purge Petition — Let’s Move This to 1,000 Signers.

VTDigger.org story out…but there are missing facts about the purge by UVM’s Dept of Economics

The VTdigger.org report is out about my purge from the Dept of Economics at University of Vermont  (sorry for the hyperpole, use of “purge”, but it is absolutely an accurate description of the move by the Dept of Economics at UVM, now rubber-stamped by the Dean).  So far, neither the Dean, nor the media reports…Continue reading VTDigger.org story out…but there are missing facts about the purge by UVM’s Dept of Economics

Don’t Be Fooled by Harvard Econ. Dept. Chair Greg Mankiw’s Fake Claims of His Unbiased Economics 10

Reading Mankiw’s defense against protesters of his “mainstream” economics lectures at Harvard, I noticed a remarkable similarity to the claims against my teaching by the UVM’s Dept of Economics chair — who happens to be a Harvard econ grad, so hardly surprising. Mankiw uses the same arguments UVM’s Chair of the Department of Economics is using against my…Continue reading Don’t Be Fooled by Harvard Econ. Dept. Chair Greg Mankiw’s Fake Claims of His Unbiased Economics 10

University of Vermont Department of Economics Students and Alum Denounce Purge

Sampling of what UVM students and UVM alum are saying about Dr. Summa’s removal from the Economics Department by Dean Bill Falls. Martin Harrison, Essex, VT I am signing this petition because I strongly believe that educational institutions should embrace diversity in their coursework. John Summa inspired me to pursue a degree in economics and…Continue reading University of Vermont Department of Economics Students and Alum Denounce Purge

UVM Student Outrage Grows at Purge of Dr. Summa by Dean Falls and the Dept of Economics

Many students, past and present, have gotten wind of the attempt to purge me from the classroom at UVM, after teaching 10 and sometimes 13 courses per year for nearly 8 years at every  level of the curriculum in the Dept of Economics, plus two Honors College courses, plus courses taught as part of the…Continue reading UVM Student Outrage Grows at Purge of Dr. Summa by Dean Falls and the Dept of Economics

Reappoint Summa Petition Comments by Signers Released – You Be The Judge

Reasons for Signing the Change.org Petition to Reappoint John Summa, Ph.D (As of 3/31/2017) Current and Former Students, UVM Faculty and Worldwide Scholars, and Local and Global Community Members Shout Foul! Signer Comments Below: Martin Harrison Essex, VT 12 hrs ago I am signing this petition because I strongly believe that educational institutions should embrace…Continue reading Reappoint Summa Petition Comments by Signers Released – You Be The Judge