- Although Geoffrey Miller, an evolutionary psychologist New York University visiting professor, was allowed to keep his job at NYU following his June 2 headline-grabbing tweet that claimed "obese PhD applicants" couldn't finish a dissertation because they "didn't have the willpower to stop eating carbs," he isn't out of the woods yet.
- The Institutional Review Board at the University of New Mexico, where Miller is an associate professor, rejected yesterday Miller's claim that the tweet was "part of a research project" because his tweets were self-promotional and didn't follow specific research criteria.
- With the end of the IRB review, UNM's Department of Psychology and College of Arts and Sciences are now considering disciplinary actions.
From the article:
The Institutional Review Board of the University of New Mexico has met and concluded that the tweeting activities of Associate Professor Geoffrey Miller did not rise to the level of research. There will be no further IRB-related investigation or review of his actions. ...