Kentucky: U of L affirms one-semester doctoral degree

by E Wayne Ross on April 22, 2009

Courier-Journal: U of L to allow educator to keep doctoral degree

The University of Louisville announced today that it will allow a former school superintendent to keep a 2004 doctoral degree about which questions had been raised.

The announcement ends a more than eight-month-long review to determine whether the degree was improperly award to John Deasy, who now works for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Former U of L Education Dean Robert Felner, who is facing federal fraud charges in connection with the alleged misuse of federal grant money, was Deasy’s adviser and chairman of his dissertation committee.