A Harvard psychology professor whose academic record was tarnished last year when he was convicted of scientific misconduct in a university-wide investigation, will not return to teaching in 2011.
Marc Hauser has been on a one year leave of absence since the allegations came to light. He is scheduled to return to the university in the fall, although not in an instructional capacity. It is not known what his job will be at the university.
Harvard is cooperating with federal probes into Hauser's research as well, the results of which have not been made public.
The Boston Globe has more:
A Harvard Extension School class that Hauser was scheduled to teach last fall was canceled at the last minute. At the time, Hauser said in an e-mail to the Globe that he looked forward to returning to teaching.
"I am deeply saddened and disappointed that I won't be able to teach, but am looking forward to the fall of 2011,'' Hauser wrote.
Neal made the statement after the Harvard Crimson incorrectly reported yesterday that Hauser would be teaching two classes in spring 2012, Psychology 1066: "Origins of Evil;'' and Psychology 2381: "Hot Topics in Cognitive Science and Neuroscience.''
Hauser was found "solely responsible" for 8 occurences of scientific misconduct in his research last year.