An American university professor has lost his job after making a simple mistake in class – and then sending a strange, bizarre email to students.
According to a report, a Fordham University professor was fired after the names of two black students were mixed up in the class.
Hours after what he called an “innocent mistake”, 46-year-old American lecturer Christopher Trogan sent a nine-page email to students of his Creation II classes without asking about what he had called his “entire life”, and defending Told about To work on “issues of justice, equality and inclusion”, the campus newspaper reported, according to New York Post.
According to a November 29 article by Professor Trogan, “the angry student admitted my mistake because I confused the student with another black student.” Fordham Observer.
“I have tried my best to validate and reassure the angry student that I made a simple, human, error. It has nothing to do with race.”
He blamed the mistake on his “confused mind” when the two students arrived late on September 24, while he was reading a classmate’s work.
Several students said that Prof Trogan’s peculiar over-reaction, instead of a simple apology, made matters worse for them.
The email was “a little too much,” told freshman Chantal Sims, one of two black students. Observer.
“We didn’t really bother mixing up his name. It was more so random things she would throw in response,” she said.
In the email, he urged any student upset by the incident to report to the school. “Depending on your response to the above authorities, I may or may not be your professor in the class next week. It is all up to you,” he wrote.
Ms Sims told the newspaper that Professor Trogan’s email emphasized “everything she has done for minorities”.
The newspaper reported that he was fired on October 29.
A newspaper commenter claiming to be in the Composition II class wrote, “Trogan was a good teacher for the five classes I had, but he didn’t try to get to know me personally (in a 14-person class). Did.”
“I don’t think he deserved to be fired, but his reaction to a small issue blew up the whole thing.”
Fordham spokesman Bob Howe said Post The school “takes personnel matters very seriously” but claimed that “media representations regarding this issue do not reflect the facts in Dr. Trogan’s case.” He declined to elaborate.
According to dozens of reviews on Rate My Professor, Pro Trogan was a popular instructor.
“He doesn’t tell how much he knows and what he’s accomplished, but he’s talented enough but humble and not stuck,” wrote one former student.
Neither Pro Trogan, her union nor Ms Sims returned messages. Another student, who remained anonymous, declined to comment. Post through an intermediary.
This article was originally published in New York Post and is reproduced with permission