Judy Genshaft Honors College | USF.edu

Catherine Josephine Wilkins

Judy Genshaft Honors College | USF.edu

Interim Assistant Dean of University of South Florida Honors College

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Dr. Catherine Wilkins, Interim Assistant Dean of University of South Florida Honors College (Judy Genshaft Honors College).

The cancer patient constantly told Wilkins many things Wilkins was doing was wrong and immoral (how annoying!).

The cancer patient constantly begged Wilkins do the right and honorable thing and take corrective actions to be a better person (even more f*****g annoying!).

She didn’t. Now Wilkins is the Interim Assistant Dean of University of South Florida Honors College (Judy Genshaft Honors College).

Goes to show, you don’t need honor to reach high levels! Just fake it, until you make it!

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Dr. Catherine Wilkins, Art Historian.

Your “loved one” is fighting cancer and chemotherapy alone?

That means “PARTY TIME!” Right?

Go get your freak on, girl! Let your boyfriend die of cancer alone!

Cancer don’t stop no one’s fun, oh yeah, unless you’re the cancer patient that’s dying!

But that ain’t you dying, so go party like you don’t care, Catherine, because you don’t!

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Dr. Catherine Wilkins, Librarian.

Commits adultery with her supervisor in the library. Commits adultery with many others. Books are an aphrodisiac for adultery! Freaky-deaky librarian!

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Dr. Catherine Wilkins, Honors Professor.

Abuses a medical patient dying of cancer.

Now, that just makes you scum.

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Dr. Catherine Wilkins, Community Leader.

Files fraudulent requests for funding, and makes fraudulent statements to gain advancement and recommendations in the arts and medical fields.

Now that ruins the education for a lot of students (and countless others) who see teachers as role models.

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Why do the actions of Dr. Catherine Wilkins matter?

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When a medical patient goes to USF campus to report evidence of Dr. Catherine Wilkins’ cheating and abuses, patient is instantly admonished by Dr. Wilkins’ arts professor. Dr. Wilkins engages in coverup and gaslighting to both the patient and USF, and continues various abuses on the patient. Dr. Wilkins for years does everything she can to prevent the patient reporting abuses.

Dr. Wilkins takes advantage of patient’s near-death and weakened state.

Dr. Catherine Wilkins then proceeds with her long career, now including community engagement programs such as “Connections: Mental Healthcare, Community Engagement, and Art” with the Tampa Museum of Art and a patient-shadowing program with the Emergency Medicine division of Tampa General Hospital.

Also this year, Dr. Wilkins led an Honors course entitled “How to Make History.” This course is a collaboration with St. Petersburg Beach Public Library and the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum.

Dr. Catherine Wilkins is now the Interim Assistant Dean of University of South Florida Honors College.

Dr. Wilkins is also Director of Medical Humanities Curriculum for the Morsani College of Medicine.

Dr. Catherine Wilkins used and abused the patient’s near-death medical condition (and appropriated other life details) in fraudulent applications and statements in which Dr. Catherine Wilkins attempted to receive funding, credit, and false honor for medical bills she never paid and care-taking she never gave.

Dr. Catherine Wilkins also used these false claims of good deeds, sacrifice, and accomplishment to promote her entire career in the arts and its connection to medicine and mental health.

It is ironic that Dr. Catherine Wilkins abused and detrimentally traumatized a cancer patient’s mental health, and used the information she gained and the false statements she made to have a career where she teaches courses such as “Connections: Mental Healthcare, Community Engagement, and Art.”

The medical patient, fighting cancer and the effects of chemotherapy alone, did not know all of Dr. Catherine Wilkins’ fraudulent uses of them and their near-death condition, but has tried to report her many times. Often the medical patient was too weak, or afraid the increased stress or time-and-energy-and-resource-consuming effort would kill them. Sometimes it nearly did.

Dr. Catherine Wilkins’ falsified and exaggerated applications for funding, and the related events, brings to light many issues and calls for many questions, among them:

Students, teachers, and professors may now say:

The “gloss” individuals put on themselves really works. Exaggeration and lies are effective.

Why can’t I cheat, exaggerate, and fabricate entire stories and actions on my scholarships, grants, or job applications? Dr. Wilkins did and got promoted many times.

Why can’t I cheat on my assignments or tests? Dr. Wilkins cheats.

Why can’t I invent positive deeds I never did? Dr. Wilkins invents.

Why do I actually have to do something, instead of just saying I did something?

Why can’t I take credit from others? Dr. Wilkins steals credit from what other people do.

Why do I have to report academic dishonesty or abuses? I can just say I filed a report, but not. I can even create fabricated evidence of filing a report, but not. That’s what Dr. Wilkins did.

If I am accused or about to be reported for academic cheating or abuses, I can just obfuscate, lie, coverup, and prevent the reporter or abused from informing authorities. That’s what Dr. Wilkins did.

It says it is okay to admonish the victim when trying to report academic dishonesty and abuse. (When a report could have been made earlier in person, Dr. Wilkins’ USF arts teacher at the time admonished the victim/medical patient and supported Dr. Wilkins.)

It says I can teach within the fields or related subjects that I committed my abuses. Dr. Wilkins does. (Dr. Wilkins should not be around medical patients.)

It calls into question all of Dr. Wilkins’ academic history; all of Dr. Wilkins’ scholarship applications, grant writing, written papers, her own recommendations from others, and her recommendations of or to others.

It calls into question all of Dr. Wilkins’ written papers or oral statements of claimed knowledge or research.

It calls into question all of Dr. Wilkins’ written papers or oral statements of claimed accomplishment.

It calls into question from those foundations and charities giving scholarships and grants, that Dr. Wilkins fabricates when requesting funding.

It calls into question all of Dr. Wilkins’ professional relationships, especially those with superiors, and if any have turned personal or sexual in ways that are unethical, dishonorable, or unbecoming of the institutions of education. It calls into question Dr. Wilkins’ active or willing participation in any such affairs or their coverups.

It provides many negative examples of lacking personal and relationship integrity, not merely professional. Teachers are role models. Students seeing how Dr. Wilkins conducts a personal life of adultery and dishonesty have their personal relationship foundations eroded if they follow her real-life example. Personal integrity at home, is as important (if not more so) as professional integrity. Ultimately, all integrity is interconnected.

It says Machiavellian tactics are helpful and productive to the individual.

It tells society, foundations, and charities to be increasingly weary of financial scams involving cancer (or any medical need). This tells society to disregard requests to help those with cancer, as it may be fraudulent. This is an immense detriment to those truly suffering from cancer, who need lifesaving funds and support.

The person that Dr. Wilkins deceptively uses in her request for funding applications is an abused orphan. This tells society they may further abuse an orphan, use an orphan’s status for their own gain, and not actually care for an orphan; just say they cared for them as they are in reality further being abused, whether child or adult. This says society may appropriate and dishonestly use to advantage the status of a weaker person, to increase and benefit the status of a more well-off person.

The person that Dr. Wilkins deceptively uses in her request for funding applications is a minority. This tells society that a Caucasian or race dominant in any society may continue to use, abuse, manipulate, disregard, steal from, gain from, appropriate from, and take advantage of a minority.

The person that Dr. Wilkins deceptively uses in her request for funding applications is a cancer patient. This tells society that medical patients have no rights. Medical patients may be used for illicit gain, manipulated, and abused — even as it leads to more suffering, more health issues, magnified health issues, mental trauma, and even if it may lead to the patients’ death or near-death through neglect, abuse, delays, or obstruction. It says medical patients may be used for unlawful gain.

It tells society when I commit consensual adultery, I can appropriate “rape” as my cover story. This has endless negative consequences for real-life rape victims and victims of sexual harassment or assault, and their ability to report such abuse and be taken seriously. While adultery should never be committed, this also has negative consequences for the person engaging in consensual adultery and being accused of rape. While both are immoral, there is a difference.

The medical patient Dr. Wilkins uses in her fraudulent applications for funding and honor, is also a real-life multiple-incident rape survivor from childhood. Appropriating “rape” to defend oneself in committing consensual adultery (as Dr. Wilkins tried to in a related incident with David Brodosi, also of USF) is an atrocity to real-life rape survivors. Real-life rape victims suffer enough from the incident, and suffer enough from their struggle for justice. Rape should never be appropriated to excuse the guilt of adultery (as Dr. Wilkins tried to).

It says when I am abusing someone, I just need to say: “I am taking care of them.”

Dr. Wilkins’ academic abuses may diminish the arts and humanities in the eyes of others. Artists already struggle for accreditation, funding, and respect.

It says honor at an Honors College is just a name, but not a reality.

It says one does not need true integrity, they just have to fake integrity. That integrity is superficial.

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Judy Genshaft Honors College

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Florida College Professor Arrested for Fraud After It is Discovered That He Does NOT Have Doctorate Degree

Posted by kodybear622

This is some serious cray cray bull s**t. This guy woke up one day and said, I think I want to be a college professor. But instead of getting a Doctorate like any normal person would do, he fabricated one on his home computer along with transcripts to back it up. WTF! I know right. Well, it took 5 yrs for his lies to be discovered and when they were he was arrested for grand theft and cheating. David Scott Broxterman, affectionately known on the Polk State College Campus as Dr. Broxterman worked as a college professor at PSC for 5 years starting in 2009 and during that time he earned $258, 760.00 which the State Attorney’s office has labeled “stolen wages”. According to PSC when the “professor” applied to the college back 2009, his credentials were verified by staff at the college, but going forward; PSC now claims they will use a 3rd party verifier from now on. Yeah, I think that is a good idea. hahahaha Oh! You might ask, what prompted a review of this guy’s credentials after 5 long years? Well, he was involved in another fraud case, where he is the defendant. He sold a coin collection for thousands but turns out it was only worth pennies!!! Tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk!!! Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive!!! Personally, I think he should have been found out a lot sooner, not because he was a bad professor; because he was not bad at all. As a matter of fact he received a very high rating on ratemyprofessor.com 4.9 out 5.0. But in his office at school, he displayed his doctorate certificate and on it was a black and white seal instead of a gold one. Also, there was a typo and the middle initial of the President of the School where the certificate was issued didn’t match the woman’s name. Luckily for the fake professor’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees were legitimate and so he did have actual knowledge too which allowed him to fake it for so long. PSC is not going to penalize any of his students by making them retake courses taught by the faux professor. Which is good for them. Hey David, I bet you regret cheating that coin collector now, eh? Maybe you can cop a plea? If not, dont drop the soap once you get to prison. hahahaha

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Meet Catherine Wilkins…

While her “loved one of four years” was battling cancer, fighting for their life, bald from chemo, and suffering greatly —

Catherine Wilkins * * Fakes taking care of her “loved one” to receive her own sympathy and rewards.

Catherine Wilkins * * Abandons her “loved one” to fight for their life or die on their own.

Catherine Wilkins * * Tells her “loved one” while they are fighting cancer, that she joined Delta Force (so she can escape responsibility).

Catherine Wilkins * * Lies to her college professors and family.

Catherine Wilkins * * Receives praise from her college professors for her lies.

Catherine Wilkins * * Fakes massive details on her scholarships trying to get money for what she lied about.

Catherine Wilkins * * Lies about paying her “loved one’s” medical bills, so she can get school funding.

Catherine Wilkins * * Receives credit, respect, and sympathy for her lies and good deeds that she NEVER did.

Catherine Wilkins * * Appropriates the suffering and life-and-death struggle of others to advance herself.

Catherine Wilkins * * Commits adultery.

Catherine Wilkins * * Abuses the academic system for years.

Catherine Wilkins * * Copies, steals, and appropriates ideas from others, and claims her own credit for them.

Catherine Wilkins * * Covers up her dishonesty.

Catherine Wilkins * * Blames others when she gets caught.

Catherine Wilkins * * When caught lying, cheating, committing adultery, copying, and faking — just lies that she’ll stop lying, then keeps lying for years.

Catherine Wilkins * * Does not care about the pain she causes others.

Catherine Wilkins * * Does not care about making the life-and-death struggle of cancer and chemotherapy more difficult on the “loved one” she’s abusing, using, and scamming.

     When your loved one got cancer, what did you do?

     Did you cheat and try to profit like Catherine Wilkins?

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What are the requirements for USF Honors College?

1 Answer

Jason Searhand

Answered Jul 24, 2017

First of all, know what you are getting into.

The Honors college is a liberal arts program. Moreover, some of their classes can have the most bull**** aasignments you will ever have the displeasure to partake in (i.e. Arts and Humanities). Furthermore, they have requirements that costs money to satisfy (and will end up costing more than the scholarships they give) such as the Global Experience requirement. Finally, you will have to do an Honors Thesis, which is h**l. You have to attend events as well, which can be a drag.

That being said, the classes that are Honors requirement also satisfies FKL requirements and writing intensive/higher level writing requirements (Honors thesis). I also have made almost all of my friends through the Honors college (from activities and classes), as well as stay in touch with Honors professors that will give glowing letters of recommendation I will need in the future. Moreover, you get early class sign ups every semester and $2000 in scholarships spread over 3/4 years, depending on how long it takes you to complete the thesis (600,600,800 respectively). Furthermore, you will have access to study abroad trips that are open only to Honors students.

With that out of the way, here are the requirements:

-29 ACT or 1360 on the SAT will get you an application invitation but not automatic acceptance

-30 ACT or 1400 on the SAT will get you an invitation to join on terms of automatic acceptance.

-32 ACT or 1470 on the SAT will get you invited to the 7 year Medical program (3 years undergrad, 4 years med school), with guaranteed interview opportunity at USF Morsani college of medicine if you meet the requirements (515 on MCAT min).

-Your current GPA is good enough to get invited into the 7 year program presuming you keep the 4.0 recalculated GPA, so it will be more than enough to get invited into the Honors program.

-You must be a US Citizen.

If you have enough credits, I suggest you apply for the Provost 3 year program within the Honors college (26 ACT requirement and at least 18 credit hours upon admission). Combined with the Honors college, Provost gives $2000 in scholarship for study abroad which will work towards satisfaction of the Global Experience requirement for the Honors college. They also move your 4th year USF admission scholarship towards your summers, giving you summer scholarships.

That’s it! Good luck!

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Instructor
Department: Honors College
College/Division: Honors College
Salary Plan: 9-month faculty
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $60,000 – 70,000 Annual

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Please remember, you will be submitting applications to a person (Search Committee Chair, Dr. Catherine Wilkins) that:

* Falsifies their own scholarship applications

* Abused a dying cancer patient

* Committed adultery

* Had secret s*x with USF faculty

* Falsifies, copies, appropriates from other people

* Lies for Academic Advancement

* MORE

However, while Dr. Catherine Wilkins need not be moral or ethical, job applicants will be expected to (supposedly, hopefully, possibly).

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DUTIES:
The Honors College at the University of South Florida seeks a full-time instructor. The area of specialization is open. We are particularly interested in individuals whose academic training has equipped them to creatively address from an interdisciplinary perspective ecological concerns of critical international importance as well as specific issues present in our local environment.

Applicants should be invested in inventive pedagogy and curriculum development, experiential learning, and community engagement. Applicants should have experience teaching high-ability students, and be comfortable working in a liberal arts setting that fosters faculty collaboration and student engagement both inside and outside the classroom. Highly desired is an ability to lead students in fieldwork, both in the local community and abroad. The ideal candidate will possess a background that demonstrates a capacity for interdisciplinary inquiry and willingness to critically examine mainstream scientific practices and hegemonic narratives. We highly encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and/or candidates whose research itself focuses on issues related to diversity and/or social and environmental justice.

Teaching load is 3/3 (classes capped at 19 students), plus honors thesis mentoring and other efforts in support of student success. Salary highly competitive, depending on qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):
Requirements: Demonstrable effectiveness as a teacher at the university level; demonstrable experience with high-ability students; ability to communicate disciplinary interests within a liberal arts curriculum; preparedness to engage students from a range of majors (from Engineering to Dance, Biomedical Sciences to History) with course content; experience with multicultural or global perspectives in course or program development. A Master’s degree is required; Ph.D in hand is strongly preferred.

Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a criminal background check.

How To Apply
Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL.

Please include a CV, letter of interest, and a sample Honors course syllabus. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Catherine Wilkins ([email protected]).

Work Location
Campus map and location overview: USF – Tampa Campus

About USF
The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located in the beautiful Tampa Bay region of Florida’s west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. USF is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities.

The University of South Florida is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, USF must make application materials publicly available upon request.

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Art Historian Dr. Catherine Wilkins: Immoral Actions at USF

Art Historian Dr. Catherine Wilkins: Dealing with Unethical or Illegal Conduct in Higher Education

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Dr. Catherine Wilkins is the INTERIM ASSISTANT DEAN at the JUDY GENSHAFT HONORS COLLEGE of USF.

Dr. Catherine Josephine Wilkins created fabrications on scholarship applications in attempts to receive funding. This is academic and scholarship fraud. Dr. Catherine Wilkins abused a cancer patient in multiple ways. Dr. Catherine Wilkins even made a fake bald cap from a shower cap and clippings of her own hair she glued to it, to pretend she shaved her head. Dr. Catherine Wilkins wore this fake bald cap in front of the dying cancer patient, who was really bald from ABVD chemotherapy. This traumatized the cancer patient. Dr. Catherine Wilkins lied to her own professors and USF faculty as a student and teacher. Dr. Catherine Wilkins told many lies about taking care of a cancer patient and paying their medical bills, when she did no such thing, so that she could receive respect, sympathy, and gain for herself from fellow professors and scholarships. Dr. Catherine Wilkins conducted adultery with David Brodosi (and others), and covered it up. Dr. Catherine Wilkins accused David Brodosi of sexual harassment and rape in order to hide consensual adultery. Rape is an extremely serious matter, and should not be used to hide adultery.

Dr. Catherine Wilkins appropriated many extremely serious matters in order to advance herself or coverup deceits, from: Cancer, to rape, to orphans. Dr. Catherine Wilkins submitted such false statements to USF faculty and scholarships, and used a person that was in real-life a cancer patient, an abused orphan, and was actually raped multiple times in childhood.

For a cancer patient, Dr. Catherine Wilkins — this is extremely wrong to appropriate.

For an abused orphan, Dr. Catherine Wilkins — this is extremely wrong to appropriate.

For a real-life rape victim, Dr. Catherine Wilkins — this is extremely wrong to appropriate.

There are too many abuses to list them all here.

Dr. Catherine Wilkins has abused the academic system many times, in many ways, for many years.

One of the more egregious methods, was lying about a cancer patient on scholarship applications and to university professors and faculty in order to receive or attempt to receive money, credit, respect, recommendations, her own appropriated sympathy, and career advancement.

Her abuses and dishonesties nearly led to the cancer patient’s death.

Dr. Catherine Wilkins knows she did so much more wrongdoing, lying, and cheating than just this. Her dishonesty, abuses, attempts at fraudulent gain, and coverups span many, many years — from student to professional teacher.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of Catherine’s lies.

Below… The word-for-word transcript of Catherine’s falsified scholarship (everything about her “care” for a cancer patient is a complete lie fabricated by her):

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Table of Contents
Reasons for Applying for the CDA Scholarship
Supplement to Scholarship Application for Catherine Wilkins

(*LIES*)
1. The illness of a loved one has depleted my savings and caused a great deal of medical debt which I help pay, while at the same time impeding my graduate education and making my progress as a student somewhat difficult.
(*LIES*)

2. My position as a graduate teacher is very rewarding in that it enables me to share my love of learning with fellow young people; however, it does not cover the full cost of my school fees and living expenses.

3. I fear that my dream of earning a graduate degree and becoming a college professor might not be realized without further financial aid.

(* It is awful to know, that by living example, Dr. Wilkins shows students how to cheat in a multitude of ways, disregard integrity and honor, not get caught for years, and advance themselves through fraud and lies.)

Autobiography
Supplement to Scholarship Application for Catherine Wilkins

My name is Catherine Wilkins. I enrolled as a graduate student at Tulane University in New Orleans, pursuing a Master of the Arts degree in Art History.

I lived in the Tampa Bay area my entire life before moving away for graduate school, born into a wonderfully large and caring extended family. My family raised me very well, and taught me principles of love, wisdom, and faith from a very early age. In part due to their dedication to my upbringing, I was able to skip first grade, going directly to second grade from Kindergarten. From grade school onward, I attended Catholic schools, where I was educated both intellectually and spiritually. During my time at St. Petersburg Catholic High School, I began assisting as a volunteer at a local soup kitchen, as well as at a tennis camp for young children. Additional extracurricular activities during that time period included employment of thirty five hours per week at Publix Supermarkets, membership on the high school tennis team, enrollment in the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society), and volunteer work for several environmental agencies.

I graduated high school third in my class, with highest honors and a special departmental award in English, just after my seventeenth birthday. In the fall, I dual-enrolled at the University of South Florida (U.S.F.) and St. Petersburg Junior College in order to take more courses at once. I took specialized courses at the University and more broad, required classes at the Junior College, all completely funded by merit-based scholarships. While at school, I received the Florida Bright Futures full scholarship, as well as an additional Legacy Scholarship from the Humanities department, a trustee scholarship from the Junior College, and both Presidential and Honors scholarships from the University of South Florida. I received my Associates’ degree in just over a year, in December, graduating on the Dean’s List with High Honors. After that point, I attended courses solely at U.S.F. while still working at the supermarket. At the University, I specialized in the Humanities, and had a ravenous appetite for all knowledge concerned with history, art, literature, music and theatre. My scholarships allowed me to take a great number of classes at once, sometimes as many as twenty-two credit hours per semester, prompting me to finish my Bachelor’s degree three years after I received my high school diploma. I graduated magna c*m laude, with an overall Grade Point Average of 3.757.

Upon my graduation, I received an offer of a full scholarship for graduate school, plus a paid position as a graduate assistant at Tulane University, a well-accredited school in New Orleans. Unfortunately, over the summer between my graduation and my planned matriculation at Tulane, my boyfriend of four years developed a cough which prompted a visit to the doctor’s office. After several tests and minor surgeries, the doctors discovered that my boyfriend was suffering from Hodgkin’s Disease, a type of cancer (*TRUE* Patient suffers from cancer.). As an orphan, my boyfriend had no one else to care for him (*TRUE* But it is a lie that Dr. Wilkins cared for the cancer patient. She appropriates this for her own advancement.), (*LIES*) and I was reluctant to abandon him in such a state.

(*LIES* Dr. Wilkins cruelly appropriates this fact to gain sympathy and respect for herself. Appropriating someone’s status as an orphan for their own selfish purposes is abysmal behavior. Dr. Wilkins did abandon the cancer patient. Dr. Wilkins was committing adultery with David Brodosi [Associate Director, Online Learning & Instructional Technology Services] and others. Dr. Wilkins was gaslighting and mentally abusing the cancer patient to the point it seriously interfered with patient’s treatment and nearly caused death of the cancer patient. Dr. Wilkins did not have time for college, teaching, adultery, fidelity, integrity, ethics, and caring for a cancer patient, but she could lie about all.)

(*LIES*) Since he was unable to maintain treatment in New Orleans, it was necessary for me to remain in the Tampa area.

(*LIES* Dr. Wilkins lies about location for her own benefit. The cancer patient received all their treatment in New Orleans at Charity Hospital. Dr. Wilkins impeded the finding and actual medical treatment of cancer patient in a multitude of ways. Cancer patient found their own treatment and was completely on their own. Dr. Wilkins was not present for any treatment nor did Dr. Wilkins provide care or pay any expenses. Dr. Wilkins did not even ask the names of the patient’s doctors and nurses, the real people who cared for and saved the life of her “loved one.” The “loved one” Dr. Wilkins is now trying to use without their knowledge in Dr. Wilkins’ scholarship scam for money and advancement.)

Unfortunately, I had not planned on attending U.S.F. for graduate school, and consequently had not applied for any scholarships. At such short notice, there was no financial aid available for me for my first semester of graduate school, and I was able to pay for only one course with the money I earned working as a library assistant at the University.

(* This is where Dr. Wilkins met David Brodosi. Mr. Brodosi of course knew it was wrong and unethical to contact the patient’s significant other privately, and soon sexually. The USF library and multimedia facilities, David Brodosi’s domains, is where Mr. Brodosi proceeded to flirt daily with Dr. Wilkins, send her sexual messages and explicit images, including nudes and s*x positions, request secret “booty calls” from Dr. Wilkins, and then in real-life receive oral s*x from Dr. Wilkins. David Brodosi knew Dr. Wilkins had a significant other, however Dr. Wilkins never discouraged the s*x messages, images, and illicit exchange, as Dr. Wilkins enjoyed the attention and secret relationship and wanted to explore her “bad and dark side.” Dr. Wilkins says David Brodosi took her to a hidden area of the school library facilities, exposed his p***s, and then grabbed Dr. Wilkins’ head and forced Dr. Wilkins to perform oral s*x on David Brodosi. When revealed through David Brodosi’s and Dr. Wilkins’ exchanged s*x messages, Dr. Wilkins at first said it was an act of rape by David Brodosi. Dr. Wilkins then admitted it was a consensual secret s*x affair, and she was trying to hide adultery and other lies. Dr. Wilkins and David Brodosi had many sexual encounters, as revealed by Dr. Wilkins and David Brodosi’s discussions of “booty calls.” Dr. Wilkins confessed she felt a “thrill and excitement” from cheating, having illicit affairs, hiding, and getting away with so many lies and taboo behaviors, and being able to advance herself with dishonesty.)

(* After seeing and reading a large collection of months of s*x messages and images on Dr. Wilkins’ home and USF work computers to and from David Brodosi [and other secret lovers not mentioned here], and after Dr. Wilkins told the patient that David Brodosi had raped her, the patient called David Brodosi on the phone at his USF office. David Brodosi obfuscated information, and denied any sexual relationship with or rape of Dr. Wilkins, despite the evidence of their exchanged sexual messages and explicit images and Dr. Wilkins’ statements, accusations, and admission. Then behind the scenes, both Dr. Wilkins and David Brodosi conspired together to hide evidence, delete evidence, diminish and deny the facts, and attempt to keep a cohesive story between themselves, despite that months of sexual messages existed and were seen and read by the patient, and that Dr. Wilkins’ alibi stories and admission had already changed several times as more messages were found and revealed [From: “that’s just how friends talk,“ to “it was just innocent flirting,” to “it was sexual harassment,” to “David Brodosi raped Dr. Wilkins,” back to “it was just flirting and talk.”]. Dr. Wilkins and David Brodosi then tried to diminish their roles [Dr. Wilkins, among several stories she gave, said “it was just flirting and David Brodosi took it too far and raped her,” and thus she was the victim and not an adulterer. David Brodosi tried to deny all facts of the s*x affair, and then later said privately between themselves they needed to keep to the false story that “it was just flirting and imagination, without sexual contact.”]. The patient then later saw Dr. Wilkins’ and David Brodosi’s messages to each other admitting to the secret affair, but trying to diminish it now that they were at least partially exposed. David Brodosi knew about the patients’ condition, as Dr. Wilkins told David Brodosi much about the life of the patient, as well as told many of her professors and USF faculty around her [she told others about the patient’s condition to gain sympathy and respect for herself, same as in this scholarship application]. David Brodosi callously did not care about the physical or mental health of the patient, or how his secret adulterous affair and the gaslighting and coverups with Dr. Wilkins would detrimentally affect the patient. Cancer patient begged and insisted Dr. Wilkins file a sexual harassment and s*x offender report concerning David Brodosi to USF authorities and police, if Dr. Wilkins’ statements were true concerning rape, being a victim, and harassment. Dr. Wilkins told the patient she did file multiple times, but actually did not file any s*x offense report. Cancer patient insisted Dr. Wilkins tell her parents of the sexual harassment and other activities. Dr. Wilkins did not, and instead fabricated a letter from her parents in her parents’ own names and written-voices that they were informed; however in reality Dr. Wilkins’ parents were not. Dr. Wilkins and David Brodosi were only concerned that their secret affair needed to be covered-up, to avoid a sexual harassment case, to avoid public knowledge that Dr. Wilkins was conducting a secret adulterous affair, and to avoid an investigation that would reveal a much larger web of Dr. Wilkins’ lies, abuses both personal and academic, double-life, and more s*x affairs. The cancer patient is a real-life multiple-incident rape victim in childhood. It is no small matter to appropriate rape as a coverup.)

(*LIES*) I was extremely troubled, not only due to the stress I experienced as a result of my boyfriend’s battle with cancer,

(*LIES* Dr. Wilkins was callously committing adultery and other deceits and abuses, and covering up her secret affairs with David Brodosi and others. When the cancer patient begged for the truth as the patient was fighting for their life, Dr. Wilkins continued lies and gaslighting, emotionally and mentally weakening the patient, and seriously distracting from the patient’s desperate search for cancer treatment, as patient’s cancer was growing from Stage 1A to Stage 1B to Stage 2 in just a few months, and would eventually lead to death without proper care.)

but also because I felt as though I was falling behind in my course work and was forfeiting my dream of achieving a graduate degree in Art History and going on to work as a college professor. I was left with little but my family, friends, and faith to help me get through this difficult period in my life.

Fortunately, in spring, I was blessed with some opportunities which served to help me on my path to a productive and complete adulthood. I was offered a job as a graduate teacher at U.S.F., a position that provided a very modest salary, but which included a stipend for 75% of my tuition. This provided me a wonderful opportunity to share my love of learning with other young people while at the same time pursuing my own dream of receiving a graduate degree. I earned twelve credit hours toward my Master’s Degree in Art History at U.S.F. (*LIES*) before my boyfriend’s recovery allowed me to continue my education at Tulane University.

(*LIES* Dr. Wilkins did not care about the patient’s recovery. She was not even there for any chemotherapy treatments or the recovery process, or the ongoing checkups and tests. In fact, Dr. Wilkins hindered the entire process with lies, gaslighting, and distractions through dishonesty, cheating in college and academics, appropriation, and adultery. As previously stated, Dr. Wilkins did not even ask the names of the patient’s doctors and nurses, the real and selfless people who cared for and saved the life of her “loved one.” The “loved one” Dr. Wilkins is trying to use in her scholarship scam for personal money.)

While I still have a tuition scholarship and a job at the school, I have encountered a great deal of expenses, in terms of fees that run upwards of $1300 per year that I must pay myself, (*LIES*) along with aiding my boyfriend with his accumulated medical expenses (*LIES*), and, of course, my own living costs.

(*LIES* Dr. Wilkins paid nothing toward the cancer patient’s medical expenses. Not one dime. Dr. Wilkins did not care for the patient, nor even purchase simple inexpensive home care products a patient would need for health, sanitation, healing, pain relief, or comfort; things that may cost a dollar or two. Dr. Wilkins spent no money, bought nothing, paid nothing. Dr. Wilkins in action did practically nothing. Dr. Wilkins treated the dying patient as a burden, object, and ingenious opportunity for deceptive gain. Dr. Wilkins mentally abused the patient, while claiming to USF faculty and scholarships she was caring for the patient. The cancer patient was alone in New Orleans’ Charity Hospital, and nearly died alone as the cancer patient battled neutropenia multiple times [low blood counts and deadly fevers and infections from their weakened immune system and chemotherapy]. Charity Hospital in New Orleans paid all of the cancer patient’s medical bills, not Dr. Wilkins. Dr. Wilkins is creating a false story, false timeline, and false location in order that she can receive money for herself, in her own timeline and location [Florida vs. New Orleans].)

(*LIES*) Because I stayed in Florida with my boyfriend for the first year of my graduate experience and payed (sic) for much of my schooling on my own, my savings have been virtually depleted, and I often face a good deal of stress and pressure when attempting to pay my bills each month. In the meantime, though, I have remained active as a graduate student, maintaining a 4.0 unweighted grade point average while partaking in volunteer activities at the Newcomb Gallery and the New Orleans Museum of Art as well as serving as my department’s representative in multiple on-campus student organizations. This past year, I have taught two art-historical survey classes while I completed most of my graduate coursework, and I am now preparing to begin writing my thesis and applying to other schools where I would like to work toward my Doctoral degree.

Recently, my grandmother, a Catholic Daughter for over four decades, brought this scholarship to my notice. It seems like true help from G*d (* Dr. Wilkins even invokes her “grandmother” and “G*d” to play on sympathies in her deceits.), and would allow me to take more courses at the University without worrying about my inability to pay the related fees. (*LIES*) In addition, I would be more able to dedicate some of my own earnings each month to help my boyfriend meet the cost of the medical expenses he has unfortunately accrued (*LIES*). (*LIES*) While his illness and the ensuing chaotic changes in my life have certainly been taxing – emotionally, physically, and spiritually – I am very grateful that I have had this opportunity to grow and learn, to help another, yet still persist in meeting my own goals (*LIES*). (*LIES*) The experience of the past year has taught me so much about life, love, and faith; important lessons which transcend those I learned in the classroom (*LIES*). I cannot wait to apply what I have learned about life to my educational studies, and this scholarship from the Catholic Daughters will provide me the means by which I can accomplish it.

(* Dr. Wilkins’ lies, manipulation, obfuscation when confronted with evidence, coverups, gaslighting, fraudulent deeds, and attempts at gain through dishonesty and dishonor span many years, beginning from her first days in college to after becoming a professional teacher. Dr. Wilkins has always been extremely calculated and quite ingenious in her chicanery and concealment of her actions before and especially after the fact. Dr. Wilkins often admits to the bare minimum, knowing she has so much more to hide, trades small morsels of admission if it means she can keep the bigger lies and misdeeds a secret, promises to stop lying or cheating, and then continues the same lying and cheating for years until the gain for her runs its course. Getting away with dishonest behavior simply emboldens Dr. Wilkins to attempt larger feats. Dr. Wilkins observes how she gets caught in her deceits, and then learns to not use that method again and tries a different route of deceit and coverup. Dr. Wilkins’ excuses often change as facts are revealed and she must change stories to keep her cover. Dr. Wilkins often blames others, diminishes facts, plays a victim, or tries to put the spotlight on someone else in her tactics to avoid guilt or delay revelations. Dr. Wilkins even fabricates new evidence to coverup her previous fabrications. Dr. Wilkins often tells multiple people different stories, and then must keep them separated or from talking about the topics Dr. Wilkins has deceived them both about. Dr. Wilkins often removes people from the room or conversation to prevent her previously unknown lies from accidentally being discussed and revealed from conflicting tales. Dr. Wilkins always had ulterior motives, such as filing this falsified scholarship application trying to receive personal and fraudulent funds for bills she never paid and good actions she never did.)

(* Each time, at each discovery of deceit, the cancer patient begged Dr. Wilkins to stop her dishonest activities, and do the right and honorable thing. She did not.)

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Dr. Wilkins using and abusing a cancer patient that nearly died several times, and suffered greatly, and fought for their life alone, so Dr. Wilkins can secretly profit and advance, is an abomination to honor, integrity, medical ethics, and academic ethics.

Anyone that had their own “loved one” or themselves fight cancer and the dire effects of chemotherapy and struggle daily to survive (and endure various weaknesses and possible recurrence or new cancers for the rest of their life), would be appalled at Dr. Wilkins’ callous fraud, or at any person that tries such a fraud.

Someone’s battle with cancer, is not Dr. Catherine Wilkins’ to use, advance herself with, appropriate, or cash in for scholarship money.

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It shall be repeated:

Dr. Catherine Wilkins appropriated many extremely serious matters in order to advance herself or coverup deceits, from: Cancer, to rape, to orphans. She even invoked her “grandmother” and “G*d.” There has never been anything too small or too big that Dr. Catherine Wilkins could not appropriate to make a gain for herself.

Dr. Catherine Wilkins used and further abused a person that was in real-life a cancer patient, an abused orphan, and was actually raped multiple times in childhood.

As a cancer patient — Dr. Catherine Wilkins — cancer is horrendous to appropriate.

As an abused orphan — Dr. Catherine Wilkins — the life of an orphan is a very painful topic to appropriate.

As a real-life rape victim — Dr. Catherine Wilkins — rape is an atrocity to appropriate.

There are too many abuses of Dr. Wilkins to list them all here.

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Honors Professor Dr. Catherine Wilkins committed adultery with David Brodosi (Associate Director, Online Learning & Instructional Technology Services).

The methods this secret adulterous s*x affair was conducted and covered-up, goes against USF ethics and sexual harassment policies and safeguards.

Dr. Catherine Wilkins knows she did so much more wrongdoing, lying, and cheating than just this. Her dishonesty, abuses, attempts at fraudulent gain, and coverups span many, many years — from student to professional teacher.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of Catherine’s lies.

There are too many abuses to list them all here.

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Below, is a news article of interest:

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Dealing with Unethical or Illegal Conduct in Higher Education

Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?

Nov 1, 2017

Anna Azvolinsky

In 2013, Dong-Pyou Han, then an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Iowa State University, resigned after admitting to tampering with experiments. He had spiked animals’ blood samples with human antibodies to make it appear as if an HIV vaccine he was helping to develop could successfully protect rabbits. After being charged by a federal prosecutor the following year, Han pled guilty to two felony charges of making false statements on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant application and follow-up progress report. He was sentenced to 57 months in prison and had to repay $7.2 million of the NIH grant that had been awarded to him for the research.

While other cases of fudging the data might result in a suspension of funds or mandatory supervision for some period of time, Han’s represents one of the most severe punishments meted out for scholarly malfeasance. Federal criminal charges for scientific misconduct are rare, as are criminal proceedings at any level against professors. Over the past few years, however, increasing media scrutiny, particularly of cases of scientific misconduct and of sexual harassment, has shined a spotlight on how universities handle faculty transgressions. And, at times, the publicity has revealed less-than-ideal responses to cases of alleged sexual harassment and of unethical or illegal conduct by faculty.

For example, in 2016 at the University of Rochester in New York, graduate students and current and former professors within the department of brain and cognitive sciences had filed complaints to university administrators, accusing professor Florian Jaeger of sexual harassment and intimidation. But the university cleared him of violating the school’s harassment and discrimination policy even after an appeal by several of the faculty members, and promoted him to full professor even while the internal investigation was ongoing. This September, the case was brought into the public eye by Mother Jones magazine after the accusers submitted formal complaints to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at the end of August. Three weeks later, the university finally placed Jaeger on leave, and the Rochester president said he regretted promoting Jaeger.

This is but one example of cases of faculty wrongdoing that got swept under the rug by universities. In some instances, accusations are never properly explored. When complaints are investigated, the internal inquiries are typically conducted behind closed doors, where a committee of the accused’s colleagues, not quite impartial, listens to the case and makes a judgment.

“Academia is one of the last bastions where power imbalances spill over into the governance system, including faculty disciplinary committees that are charged with objectively judging their peers,” says a former university administrator who asked to remain anonymous because of involvement in an ongoing university gender discrimination case. As a result, justice is not always served.

How to fire a professor

When a formal complaint of harassment or another transgression is filed within a university, administrators decide whether it is substantial enough to warrant review by a faculty committee, which hears the evidence and rules on whether there was misconduct (and sometimes recommends specific sanctions). Following the committee’s decision, the case goes to the desk of a university provost or president for a final decision. For a tenured professor whose misconduct may be grounds for revoking tenure, there is often an additional hurdle to clear before disciplinary action can be taken.

“A tenured professor has to go through academic review boards to be ousted. Regardless of what the allegations are, the university has obligations to go through that process before pulling someone’s tenure,” says Sharon Vinick, a plaintiffs’ employment lawyer in California who has represented many women who have brought claims of sexual harassment or discrimination within colleges and universities. “There is a heightened scrutiny compared to your typical private employer.” W. Scott Lewis, a partner at the Pennsylvania-based National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM) group, agrees: “The additional layer for tenured faculty to be removed can be a difficult and arduous process.” Sometimes, the layers of bureaucracy can stand in the way of efficient disciplinary action. But there are also more egregious cases of universities choosing to go easy on tenured faculty.

Geoffrey Marcy, a former University of California (UC), Berkeley, astronomy professor, was found to have sexually harassed multiple students over the span of a decade. Although the university’s own internal proceedings took place in 2015, Marcy was not penalized until the records were published by BuzzFeed later that year. At that point, Marcy received only a mild reprimand by the vice provost of Berkeley’s faculty, involving an agreement that held Marcy to “clear expectations” regarding his future interactions with students; otherwise he could get suspended or fired. It was only after subsequent public outrage—including a letter to The New York Times penned by 278 of Marcy’s peers, who expressed concern that Marcy had been portrayed in too positive a light—that Marcy resigned. In another instance, the University of Southern California (USC) reportedly sat on complaints of Keck School of Medicine Dean Carmen Puliafito’s illegal drug use and mistreatment of colleagues for at least a year before news reports about the accusations forced his resignation.

Part of the reason why universities are not eager to remove high-ranking professors has to do with maintaining the ability of their faculty to secure grants. “The first thought is always to protect the brand,” says Arthur Caplan, a professor of ethics and bioethics at the New York University’s Langone Medical Center. “As federal and state dollars dry up and grant money slows, schools need to and strive to protect and enhance their reputations, making the management of misbehaving and exploitative faculty members sensitive to the financial woes of institutions.”

William Kidder, a research associate at the Civil Rights Project and himself a university administrator, emphasizes that tenure has a valuable role in protecting academic freedom. But there should be no distinctions between how tenured versus nontenured faculty are treated when someone complains about their behavior, he says. “The same standards should apply whether it’s to a rock star professor or a first-year assistant professor.” Indeed, most state laws, university faculty contracts, and university or college faculty handbooks contain a clause that lists fraud, misrepresentation, plagiarism, and moral turpitude as justifiable reasons for termination, regardless of tenure status.

“The bottom line,” says Caplan, “is that even if professors are serving noble goals like fighting cancer, we still have to be tough” when it comes to disciplining misconduct.

Jumping ship

Even if universities choose to dismiss a faculty member following some transgression, all too often the allegations and proceedings remain confidential. For example, the Title IX law passed in 1972 requires that each institution keep a private record of all gender-bias allegations and cases, but only the statistics from each university are publicly available, while individual cases are typically not shared. This raises the risk that the inappropriate actions will continue at another institution.

“I’ve been involved in instances of professors sleeping with undergraduate students, throwing their names on academic publications that they didn’t write, and had illegitimate personal budget expenses, and nothing happened to them,” Caplan tells The Scientist. “They got passed along, hired by other institutions and repeated the behavior.”

This phenomenon of faculty sexual harassers moving from one college campus to another is what Kidder calls “pass the harasser.” “In the current environment of expensive litigation and very long time periods to complete a full faculty disciplinary process, an individual campus may accurately conclude that a confidential separation agreement with the professor is in the best interest of the college,” says Kidder. Yet that decision may not be aligned with the collective good of the academic community, he adds, especially if the faculty member gets a job at another campus that does not know about the prior misconduct.

Failing to keep records of allegations, or keeping them locked up and secret, is wrong, agrees Vinick. “Schools cannot take a position on the case if it is unresolved, but the administrators could disclose the facts of the complaint, and they could certainly disclose when there have been multiple complaints against a faculty member,” she says. “By not doing that, institutions allow these professors to move from one institution to another and their careers are no worse for it.”

And even if there is disclosure that a prospective faculty member has been found to have violated a university policy, a new school may also be “willing to gamble to get a high-visibility faculty member despite being warned about his or her irresponsible behavior,” says Caplan. One prominent example is that of Thomas Pogge, professor of philosophy and ethics at Yale, who has had several complaints of sexual harassment against him both at Yale and at his prior institution, Columbia University. “I think investigators with lots of grants or who bring fame and visibility can slither their way through the current system,” Caplan says.

Addressing the problem

To avoid bringing on faculty with a track record of wrongdoing, universities have begun to more thoroughly screen prospective hires. Although formal background checks of criminal and public records are still relatively uncommon for all but the higher echelons of schools’ administrative positions, more schools are beginning to require them for all levels, says Terry Leap, a professor in the department of management at the University of Tennessee who studies white-collar crime.

The chance that a prospective faculty member is found to have a criminal record is minuscule, however. “Doing a formal background check of public records basically shows that the school made a good effort that could later negate the chances that someone files a hiring suit against the university. But the background check itself is not likely to uncover anything,” says Leap. In fact, since 2004, the American Association of University Professors has recommended that criminal background checks not be performed for all new hires, arguing that such intrusive measures are “out of proportion to the actual problems facing the academy.”

More telling of a professor’s character may be the letters of recommendation from colleagues, though this requires reading between the lines, says Caplan. There is a practice of not writing anything negative, he explains, but letters that are only lukewarm hint at hidden issues. Going forward, this is a practice Caplan would like to see change. “I think this culture of only orally communicating negative comments but not in letters is wrong, and frankly, unprofessional, because the letters are confidential and we want individuals who are well-vetted.”

I think investigators with lots of grants or who bring fame and visibility can slither their way through the current system.—Arthur Caplan, New York Universi­ty
When it comes to sexual harassment, schools have also stepped up their game, with many adopting a zero-tolerance policy. “In recent years, sexual harassment complaints are a hot-button item, which institutions of higher learning are acting swiftly and decisively to eliminate,” says Leap. “The adverse media publicity and potential monetary liability pose too great a risk to simply sweep the matter under the rug.”

Still, Leap acknowledges that the term “zero tolerance” is usually poorly defined. “It can’t be a ‘no questions asked’—you’re expelled if accused—because that is unfair and too harsh,” he says. “What it actually means in most cases is that the university takes acts of sexual harassment seriously, and the institution will take immediate and decisive action to investigate, adjudicate, and punish offenders.” In addition, faculty found guilty of sexual harassment are often required to undergo training on how to interact with students, says Michael Olivas of the University of Houston Law Center.

Some institutions are taking strides to prevent such incidents in the first place. At the University of California, Berkeley, for example, new university-wide procedures outline how to handle alleged sexual misconduct by faculty and staff. Harassment seminars are another option, and Lewis says his trainings are now frequently requested by faculty. “To me, that is a canary in the coal mine of how faculty and campuses are feeling about these issues,” he says. “This is not the administrators thrusting this training upon their faculty—this is the faculty asking for the training—which shows the faculty are interested, and that is a changing tide.”

Meanwhile, to curb scientific misconduct, earlier this year the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committee on research integrity recommended the formation of an independent, nonprofit advisory board to evaluate potential foul play in the lab, so that universities aren’t left to internally handle accusations against faculty. But there’s a long way to go on this front, says Caplan. “[The scientific research community] has not yet found effective programs to teach research integrity and how to avoid misconduct despite the realization that these are growing threats to the integrity of medicine, science, the social sciences, and the humanities.”

If your loved one is fighting for their life against cancer, you can do what Dr. Catherine Josephine Wilkins did

If your loved one is fighting for their life against cancer, you can do what Dr. Catherine Josephine Wilkins did:

Fake taking care of them.
Commit adultery.
Have an affair with your boss.
Have s*x with their friends.
Lie to your professors and family.
Fake your scholarships.
Appropriate their suffering and life-and-death struggle to advance yourself.
Lie about paying their medical bills, so you can try to get school money.
Abuse the academic system for years.
Cover up your dishonesty.
Not care about the pain you cause others.
Not care about making the life-and-death struggle of cancer and chemotherapy more difficult on the “loved one” you’re abusing and using.

When your loved one got cancer, what did you do?

Did you cheat and try to profit like Dr. Catherine Wilkins did?

Deception: Dr. Wilkins shows lying delivers very real bonuses and payoffs | USF HONORS COLLEGE

USF HONORS COLLEGE: SCHOLARSHIP SCAM PERPETRATED by CATHERINE WILKINS

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Deception: Dr. Wilkins shows with lying there can be very real bonuses and payoffs.

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USF Dr. Catherine Wilkins Cheats, Lies About Going Into Debt Helping Cancer Patient on Scholarship

* * * * Dr. Catherine Wilkins fabricates scholarship, commits adultery, uses an artist cancer patient to advance her college art career.

* * * * Dr. Catherine Wilkins concocts and writes massive falsehoods in her academic scholarship scam.

* * * * Dr. Catherine Wilkins blatantly and immorally lies about going into debt paying a dying cancer patient’s medical bills. This is a scam created by USF’s Dr. Wilkins to receive scholarship money.

* * * * Dr. Catherine Wilkins makes fake bald cap, and mentally abuses bald cancer patient.

* * * * Dr. Catherine Wilkins psychologically and permanently damages cancer patient.

* * * * Causes patient extreme mental anguish, and impedes proper treatment and recovery while patient is near death. Uses information gained to fabricate stories to promote herself.

* * * * For her deceptions, receives credit and school recommendations. Now paradoxically teaches courses in Art, Mental Health, PTSD, and Medicine.

* * * * USF Honors College, Tampa Art Museum, Morsani College of Medicine.

* * * * USF Honors College Health Professions Students Impacted.

* * * * Honors capstone course “Connections: Mental Healthcare, Community Engagement, and Art”

* * * * Courses are taught by an instructor that has frequently lied, falsified academic scholarships, engaged in large cover-ups to escape accountability, and engaged in adultery, sometimes with USF faculty and superiors.

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COLLEGE CHEATING COVER-UP SPANS ENTIRE CAREER:

USF’s brightest students, world’s future leaders taught by dishonorable scholarship-cheating professor Dr. Wilkins.

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Dr. Catherine Wilkins teaches classes in Mental Health, one as a popular USF Honors capstone course. Dr. Wilkins also teaches at the Morsani College of Medicine, and Tampa Museum of Art.

USF Capstone Course: “Connections: Mental Healthcare, Community Engagement, and Art”

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Inside The Mind Of A Sociopath

Excerpts From “Health News Florida” and “TELL ME MORE” from NPR News. Copyright NPR.

(Published at HEALTH / WUSF / USF)

By Celeste Headlee, and USF Health Editor

“Confessions of a Sociopath” is written under the pen name of M.E. Thomas.

•• What exactly is a sociopath? Many people might think of killers, criminals, the cruel and heartless, Jack Nicholson’s character in The Shining.

That’s the common wisdom. But it’s being challenged by a new memoir, Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight. It’s written under the pen name of M.E. Thomas. The author says most sociopaths are not incarcerated — and the silent majority of them live freely and anonymously. They’re your neighbors, colleagues, maybe even family members and lovers.

Thomas admits that sociopaths can be dangerous; they’re hungry for power, and they don’t feel guilt or remorse.

•• Interview Highlights:

•• On the key traits of a sociopath

“They can be very charismatic. They don’t really get nervous. … They tend to fail to conform to social norms. They might come off as a little bit of an independent thinker. Or they might be committing crimes, depending on who they are. They have a facility with lying — well, they lie frequently, obviously to cover up certain aspects of themselves, or things that would indicate that they are a sociopath. Probably the biggest characteristic of a sociopath is their lack of empathy. … They can’t really imagine or feel the emotional worlds of other people. It’s very foreign to them. And they don’t have conscience.”

•• On changing the way we view sociopaths

“I think that there really has been so little research done about sociopaths. And the common wisdom now is that they are untreatable. And that, you know, sociopathy is basically synonymous with evil. … You know, statistically everybody has interacted with a sociopath at one point. … It’s only when we catch them, and they are in prison, and we have gone through this lengthy trial to point out all the bad things that they’ve done, that we start thinking that sociopaths are bad.”

•• On realizing she’s a sociopath

“I had just lost a job. I had just lost several relationships. And it wasn’t the first time that something like this had happened to me, where my life seemed to just fall apart. And I thought, ‘Well, I can’t keep doing this — every few years have my life just go kaput. And so I thought, ‘What is the common denominator here? It’s me. There must be something that I’m doing that’s causing this.’ So I started going to therapy, and therapy didn’t really help that much. … But I remembered through therapy a casual diagnosis that one of my co-workers had made years before. And I explained to her how I viewed the world and my ethical principles, and she said very nicely, ‘You might consider the fact that you are a sociopath.’ So I looked it up, and I saw the traits, and it made sense. And it made sense in a way that nothing really before had.”

•• On why she wrote the memoir under a pen name

“There’s a huge stigma against sociopaths, and I wanted to protect my family a little bit as well. I have little relatives who share my last name, and they’ve done nothing really to bring any sort of notoriety to themselves.”

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

Now we take a peek behind doors that are usually closed, to get a glimpse inside the mind of a sociopath. Now, I know as soon as I use that term, many people have already made some assumptions that sociopaths are criminals, killers, cruel, heartless. But author, blogger and diagnosed sociopath M.E. Thomas … writes that most sociopaths are not incarcerated, that the silent majority of them live freely and anonymously.

They’re your neighbors, your colleagues, maybe even family members and loved ones. She admits they can be dangerous. They’re hungry for power. They don’t often feel guilt or remorse.

HEADLEE: So let’s talk about your decision to write this book in the first place, and why you’ve written it using a pen name.

THOMAS: So the book came from the blog. And I started writing the blog because I was experiencing, at the time, a lot of bad things. I had just lost a job. I had just lost several relationships. And it wasn’t the first time that something like this had happened to me, where my life seemed to just fall apart.

And I thought, well, I can’t keep doing this every few years – have my life just go kaput, I guess is what I would say. And so I thought, what is the common denominator here? It’s me. There must be something that I’m doing that’s causing this.

So I started going to therapy, and therapy didn’t really help that much. I didn’t really get that much out of it. But I remembered, through therapy, a casual diagnosis that one of my co-workers had made years before. And I explained to her how I view the world and my ethical principles, and she said – very nicely – you might consider the fact that you are a sociopath. So I looked it up, and I saw the traits, and it made sense. And it made sense in a way that nothing really before had. But at the time, everything was going well.

And so I didn’t really think much of it. It was just, you know, some interesting fact about myself. But then after I remembered it years later, I thought, maybe there’s something to this sociopathy thing, and maybe I should research it and see if this explains why I behave the way that I do.

HEADLEE: Let’s talk, then, about the definition of sociopath, ’cause I think a lot of people interchange sociopath with psychopath. So what is the difference between the two, and what is the relationship to this new designation of antisocial personality?

THOMAS: Right. There’s a lot of confusion about what exactly the terms mean and whether there’s a distinction between sociopath and psychopath. Some researchers use it. And then a lot of people think that antisocial personality disorder has replaced both. And then there are other researchers who say that’s not true. Sociopath is the term used by Hervey Cleckley in his “Mask of Sanity” book. And he’s sort of the modern father – or the father of the modern concept of sociopathy.

HEADLEE: So how does one recognize a sociopath? What distinguishes sociopath from any other designation?

THOMAS: Some of the primary characteristics of a sociopath are the ones that you might notice, are superficial charm. They can be very charismatic. They don’t really get nervous. So if you see them in a car accident, everybody else is freaking out and they’re just sitting there calmly, dealing with problems. That’s a trait. They tend to fail to conform to social norms. They might come off as a little bit of an independent thinker. Or they might be committing crimes.

They have a facility with lying. Well, they lie frequently, obviously, to cover up certain aspects of themself, identifying aspects or things that would indicate that they’re a sociopath. Probably the biggest characteristic of a sociopath is their lack of empathy. They don’t really have the meaningful emotional worlds, inner worlds, that most people have and perhaps because of that, they can’t really imagine, or feel, the emotional worlds of other people. It’s very foreign to them. And they don’t have a conscience.

They don’t really feel guilt, in our classic conception of what a conscience is – is feelings of guilt. I think you do something and then you feel guilty afterwards, and we call that conscience. So because sociopaths don’t feel guilt or don’t really give meaning or context to feelings of guilt, then they don’t have this innate conscience that most people have.

HEADLEE: So OK, so let’s go back to why you used a pen name.

THOMAS: I used the pen name because strangers, other random people, it’s possibly dangerous. There’s a huge stigma against sociopaths, and I wanted to protect my family a little bit as well. I have little relatives who share my last name; and they’ve done nothing, really, to bring any sort of notoriety to themselves.

HEADLEE: You write in your book about how those things, which could be perceived as weaknesses or strikes against a person, can actually help you in your professional life. In relationships, sometimes some of these very traits that are decried, in sociopaths. can be useful.

THOMAS: Oh, definitely. I think they can be useful. They’re very good at cutting to the weakness of a situation whether it’s – you know – what am I doing wrong here? Let me help you; here’s what you’re doing wrong.

HEADLEE: Is it because the emotion is taken out of it?

THOMAS: It must be. I think emotion, when you live in a world that’s so complex – it would be sort of like being colorblind. If you took color out of things, then you would perceive things differently. Things that you otherwise would have largely ignored maybe become more important to you because there’s not as much going on.

HEADLEE: Early on in the book you say, “You know, I didn’t have a bad childhood, I had a perfectly normal childhood. You can’t blame me being a sociopath on that.”

THOMAS: I think that without that genetic component, bad things can happen to people, and they don’t turn out bad. Nobody else in my family is a sociopath. My siblings basically experienced the same upbringing, but I’m the only one that’s this way.

HEADLEE: And yet, there’s a bit of a warning in this memoir, for other people, in dealing with sociopaths. That sociopaths, to a certain extent, see other people in terms of what use they can be to you, right? How they could be used to gain your own ends. I remember one point where you’re describing charging your brother money to play the games that he wants to play. So I mean, that’s a bit of a warning to your readers, right?

THOMAS: Definitely. I think – I don’t want to whitewash sociopathy at all. When I talk about these different issues, I just want to sort of clarify things. I think people jump to particular conclusions. But it is true, sociopaths do see other people largely in terms of what they can provide to the sociopath. And I think it’s largely because they don’t feel the same sorts of emotional connections. They don’t feel empathy.

HEADLEE: You know, the book doesn’t appear to be aimed at other sociopaths. I mean, you’re very unflinching in describing your own thought processes, even when they’re not necessarily flattering to you, even when they’re sometimes harsh. And that to me reads like it’s meant for someone like me, someone who perhaps needs to understand sociopaths better. I wonder if the point of the book is to educate people or clarify, as you say, what are you hoping to teach people?

THOMAS: I guess I’m not really hoping to teach people so much as start a conversation. I think that there really has been so little research done about sociopaths. And the common wisdom now is that they’re untreatable. And that, you know, sociopathy is basically synonymous with evil.

You know, statistically, everybody has interacted with a sociopath at one point.

It’s only when we catch them and they’re in prison, and we have gone through this lengthy trial to point out all the bad things that they’ve done, that we start thinking, sociopaths are bad.

HEADLEE: I’m Celeste Headlee and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We’ll talk more tomorrow.

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Dr. Catherine Wilkins lied and unethically used my cancer to advance her college career.

Below is an exact word-for-word transcript from Catherine Wilkins’ falsified college scholarship. In it, Catherine praises herself for taking care of a cancer patient, her boyfriend of four years.

That is a lie.

I am that boyfriend. I am that cancer patient. I have been an artist, going to center for the arts magnet schools and taking AP art courses and studying humanities my entire life, long before Dr. Wilkins was ever an Art Historian or Humanities Instructor.

Dr. Wilkins commends herself for taking care of a “loved one” cancer patient.

Everything about me, and Catherine taking care of me, is a complete fabrication by her. She lied to her own university teachers, professors, and faculty about taking care of me, a cancer patient, in order to get their sympathy and respect. And she lied on her scholarships.

I am just now learning details of this from Dr. Wilkins’ falsified college scholarship, that she deceptively uses me and my condition in.

The only truth: Is that I had cancer. The rest, is fabricated by USF Honors College capstone instructor Dr. Wilkins.

Dr. Catherine Wilkins built her entire college career on lies.

It is unconscionable that Catherine used my struggle with cancer, my life-and-death battle, to promote her college career.

If you think a respected person isn’t capable of this, please look again.

* There are persons, such as:

* * * The sham-story homeless man and couple from GoFundMe (Mark D’Amico, Kate McClure, and Johnny Bobbitt), who for a time the public believed were compassionate saints, and poured money and praise into them. It turned out they invented the whole fake-story for their profit.

* * * A respected and popular professor (David Scott Broxterman) at Polk State College in Lakeland, Florida has been revealed as a fraud after forging documents to fake a doctorate from the University of South Florida (USF).

* * * Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph J. Ellis admitted that he lied to his students and others when he said he had been a combat soldier in Vietnam. ”Perpetuated over many years, his lie about himself clearly violates the ethics of our profession and the integrity we expect of all members of our community,” said a statement posted on the college’s website. ”Misleading students is wrong and nothing can excuse it.”

* * * Former dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Marilee Jones resigned after admitting she fabricated her credentials nearly three decades earlier.

* * * California’s first official poet laureate, Quincy Troupe, resigned after acknowledging he lied on his resumé.

* * * Carol Howley, a former professor at Richard J. Daley College was indicted on charges of theft from the government. She was overpaid $307,000 by the City Colleges of Chicago as a result of faking a degree from Rush University. Officials uncovered that she never enrolled, fabricated her resumé, and created a forged transcript. The college fired her.

* * * University of Oregon Adjunct Professor Bill Hillar was investigated by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Department for fraud, and soon arrested by the FBI, after some of his students at the Monterey Institute of International Studies discovered that Hillar had been lying about his exploits as a member of the US Army Special Forces, and receiving a doctorate degree from the University of Oregon. FBI agents arrested Professor Bill Hillar following the completion of a fraud investigation involving his fabricated experiences as an American war hero, doctoral degree holder, and father of a kidnapped daughter. According to the FBI’s affidavit, the instructor had been teaching, leading workshops, giving speeches, and conducting training for almost 40 public and private-sector clients across the county “for at least the past 10 years under fraudulent pretenses.”

* * * Study says Honor students more likely to cheat. A study released by the University of California, Berkeley reports that some Honors students are risking their academic standings by cheating in order to remain competitive candidates for career prospects and admission into graduate schools. Study says between 40 percent and 70 percent of college students admit to cheating. Previously, struggling students were believed to make up the group more likely to commit academic dishonestly. Now, Honors students and others with higher GPAs make up the greater percentage likely to cheat, according to study.

* * * Sadly, many have used “False Rapes” to conceal adultery: An internet search will show a multitude of real-life court examples.

* * * The teachers and parents in the bribe college-admissions cheating scandal (Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and so many others). Anyone employed at a university should know by now, unfortunately, how extraordinarily ingenious, conniving, unethical, and dishonest students, even faculty and parents (who were former students), can be.

Affairs and lying have detrimental consequences. Especially when the person on the other end has cancer.

During my several year relationship with Catherine, that almost resulted in marriage, Catherine repeatedly and severely deceived myself, and those around her.

What was Catherine doing while I had cancer? Cheating on me. Committing adultery. Having several affairs. She even had a long-term secret affair with David Brodosi, faculty at USF.

I will back up a few months, before I was diagnosed with cancer, to the first time Catherine used one of her “care-taking deception methods”…

When I was in a terrible 5-car pileup car accident, hit head-on with a repeat drunk driver, and I broke my face with the steering wheel and I had my teeth bashed in, Catherine told everyone and her USF teachers she was taking care of me.

Instead, Dr. Wilkins, this supposedly compassionate person, was doing something else the day of my tragic car accident, and the following months and years: Cheating.

When I later checked the messages between her and David Brodosi of USF, I learned she was giving David Brodosi oral s*x.

The day I almost die in a car accident, she is happily cheating and having s*x with her boss at school and USF work. Then telling her teachers and those around her, how she is compassionately caring for me.

This is when Catherine Wilkins first learned she could gain sympathy, and eventually advancement, by lying about taking care of a patient.

I had to have major reconstructive surgery on my teeth and face. I didn’t finish the medical and recovery process, because Catherine’s adultery, lies, gaslighting, coverup, and mind games were exhausting me, were consuming my time and energy, and I was filled with confusion, depression, and eventually learned helplessness — since I couldn’t get anything completed or sorted out in my own life, with all of Catherine’s selfishness and having to chase her adulterous evidence trails.

When I expressed how her cheating and games were destroying my life, she simply replied, “It’s not my fault.”

Every time I asked her to tell the truth, so I could at least get my bearings and understand the reality I was dealing with, she obfuscated, denied, deflected, and blamed others.

Catherine Wilkins was getting too much credit for “being a caretaker.” I didn’t even know she was doing this. I only knew she was abusing me, ruining my life, and I had to fight to take care of myself.

When I was diagnosed with cancer a short while later, Catherine Wilkins simply kept up the lie and stories that she was taking care of me. (Catherine Wilkins would use these fabricated “care-taking stories” again and again, I later learned. And Catherine Wilkins would exaggerate her imagined “selfless” deeds more and more. All lies.)

In an attempt to hide her sexual affair with David Brodosi at USF, Catherine Wilkins told me Brodosi raped her.

I told Catherine, she must report David Brodosi for sexual harassment and rape, immediately. She must go to the police and university authorities. Several times, I insisted she file a detailed sexual predator report of David Brodosi.

But the truth turned out to be, their adultery was completely consensual.

I later learned why she didn’t report David Brodosi for the alleged rape, or even sexual harassment.

Catherine Wilkins’ personal home and University of South Florida’s work computers were filled with months of sexual and erotic emails and text messages to and from David Brodosi. Proving Dr. Wilkins’ adulterous affair was consensual. There was no “rape.” Just a consensual secret s*x relationship. Catherine and Brodosi discussed intimately their secret “booty calls” as they called them, s*x positions, and traded s*x pictures with each other.

I had to present evidence upon evidence to Catherine Wilkins, until she could hide no more, and she admitted to me later that they had consensual s*x. And both Dr. Wilkins and David Brodosi tried to keep it hidden, and cover it up.

Catherine later admitted she loved the illicit thrill, danger, and excitement of cheating. Catherine didn’t care that her adultery was destroying my life, she wanted “the dangerous thrill.”

Catherine Wilkins attempted to get away with cheating, by saying David Brodosi raped her. It instead, was a consensual affair.

There are countless real rape victims, and Catherine tried to appropriate rape, to get out of adultery.

And Catherine had so many other secret lovers, and adulterous affairs that she tried to hide and coverup, while I was dying of cancer.

Professor Catherine Wilkins secretly applied to pose nude for Playboy. There were messages about rockstars autographing her b*****s backstage at a concert. Messages from other secret lovers, and s*x adventures. Dr. Wilkins was going to male strip clubs, singing “It’s Raining Men!” Dr. Wilkins gave local statues f******o and took photos. Catherine Wilkins opened a hidden account on the s*x hookup website, “Adult Friend Finder” for threesomes, orgies, one-night stands, with both men and women. In New Orleans, Dr. Wilkins prowled Bourbon Street looking for sexual attention and assumedly a s*x hookup, in an extremely tight shirt, showing off her b*****s, that in glitter read “VEGAS.”

Dr. Wilkins even had s*x with my friends. When I asked her, why my friend knew what her b*****s and nipples looked like, why there were many messages from him to her of a sexual nature — Dr. Wilkins knowing she was at least partially caught, said “We only flirted online. I emailed him naked pictures of myself. We didn’t have s*x.” This alone is heartbreaking enough. Then when I had to go further and ask, “Then why does my friend know what you sound like during s*x, and how you do specific s*x actions, that I’m only supposed to know about?” Dr. Wilkins was then forced to admit, “We had s*x. I lied.” Then she tried to diminish it, turn it around, and receive pity and sympathy, by saying this person was on anti-depressants, and it affected his erection. Poor Catherine. Her secret lover, a person I knew and used to be friends with, had penile dysfunction. What a way to try for sympathy, when you’re caught cheating and lying.

Her secret affairs went on and on.

There are so many other adulterous and dishonest activities Dr. Wilkins engaged herself in. All while we dated, and almost married. All while I fought cancer, and struggled to stay alive.

All while she tells those around her, writes on her scholarship, and imagines herself as the faithful, saintly girlfriend and almost-wife taking care of me as I was dying. Catherine wasn’t taking care of me, she was having the time of her life cheating.

Each time I found just a little of Catherine Wilkins’ lies and wrong-doing, I begged her to stop, and to do the right thing. Catherine refused to cease, or do what was right, time and time again. Catherine just continued doing what she wanted, using whoever she wanted, telling whatever lies she wanted, and simply tried harder in her coverups.

The only thing Professor Wilkins learned: Was how to conceal, gaslight, and manipulate better.

Catherine’s method is to tell any lie, obfuscate, deflect, blame, accuse others, and even try to become a victim herself, so she may take flight from accountability, and even profit.

Catherine tried to escape responsibility.

To get away with a lie, Catherine would just tell another lie, or blame someone else, or try to make it seem smaller or innocent, or misdirect.

She would say she stopped a certain lie or dishonest behavior or action, but that again, was only to minimize it. I found time and time again, she continued in it. She did not stop.

These are mind games that destroy. Besides the initial destruction of the illicit deed, the coverup continues further destruction. Catherine wanted to gain through sympathy, but had little sympathy for those she lied to.

A deception-addict is similar to a drug-addict or any other addict. They get a thrill and “high” from each occurrence, and with lying there can be very real bonuses and gains. Getting away with lies, and receiving positive advancement from it repeatedly, activates the brain’s reward centers.

Professor Catherine Wilkins knew, ultimately, she could win and do whatever she wanted by lying, cheating, manipulation, and hiding the truth. She need not be accountable if she could just lie, put on the right face, and have no one double-check.

Catherine Wilkins even faked and wrote false letters from her parents. She wrote the letters, pretending to be her parents, using her father and mother’s names, Bill and Rose, and in their voice. She did this, so her parents would not find out about her lies.

On Dr. Wilkins’ dishonest scholarship, word-for-word, she claims: “The illness of a loved one has depleted my savings and caused a great deal of medical debt which I help pay…”

Catherine did not pay my medical bills, or accrue debt “helping me,” as she states. Catherine states this, because she wanted the money for her own college and life purposes.

Catherine did nothing for me, except impede me finding cancer treatment, impede my chemotherapy, and impede my recovery. Her mind games and tactics truly almost killed me.

Catherine: Cancer is literally a daily life and death struggle. Every little germ counts. Every body cell living, dying, growing, or not, means a whole human, dies or lives, vomits or rests, loses their hair or keeps it, endures pain or heals. Instead, you see the cancer suffered by someone else as a way to gain sympathy, and credit for actions you never did. For care you never gave.

Catherine: You told your teachers, professors, friends, parents, wrote on scholarship applications, how you saintly paid my medical bills until you went into debt, and nursed me while I endured cancer. Lies.

New Orleans Charity Hospital, where you have never stepped a foot inside while I was pumped with chemo, and Charity’s doctors, nurses, and a truly saintly social worker are who paid my bills, treated me, gave me genuine mercy, and let me live more years.

Catherine: Please tell me where adulterous cheating, lying, covering-up, manipulating, taking from, copying, nearly plagiarizing, causing extreme mental anguish to, and gaslighting is considered “caring for a cancer patient.”

Catherine: How can you use and abuse a cancer patient in this manner? As you state in your scholarship and told so many, I was “your loved one.” Really?

Catherine: How many other times did you use me, and lie, for your sympathy, credit, or gain? Countless incidents, I’m sure.

Catherine: The truth is, you treated me as an object to advance yourself. Not as a human being. Only when humans see other humans as stepping stones and objects, can they become so selfish, and treat others so callously, and tell such immense, heartless lies.

This kind of massive, long-term deception absolutely negatively impacts every area of a life.

Catherine: Because of your lying, adultery, coverups, gaslighting, and mind games, I did not get my insurance papers filed in time. This almost became my death sentence. This nearly killed me. You simply said, “Not my fault.”

When I expressed how hard everything was on me, Catherine simply said, “Not my fault.”

Catherine: To me, and every hardship I encountered, and the added difficulty of your lies and adultery, your answer to everything was: “Not my fault.”

To your school, teachers, and scholarships: You made yourself into a saint taking care of a cancer patient and paying all his medical bills. Lies.

Callous, selfish lies.

This is sociopathic behavior by Dr. Wilkins. A “sociopath” is defined as someone who lies incessantly to get their way, and does so with little concern for others. A “sociopath” does not have to be a “Jeffrey Dahmer.” An everyday “sociopath” can be your neighbor, a work acquaintance, and your college professor.

It comes down to repeatedly deceiving and hurting others, usually with great cunning and masterful ploys, without meaningful regret (usually any considerate or regretful expression is fake, or just another part of the ploy), for your own gain.

Case: Professor Catherine Wilkins — and her academic and scholarship scams and cheating, unrelenting and unethical drive to advance herself and get what she wants (usually by deceit, abuse, using and stealing from others, and manipulation), and absence of integrity. And then Professor Wilkins repeating the same dishonest behaviors, even after being caught multiple times and promising to end such deceitful actions. A “sociopath” simply lies incessantly to get their way.

By understanding the characteristics of a high-functioning sociopath, you can see how this individual may be manipulating and exploiting you. They are usually very charming and clever and, at first, their actions may seem genuine. Over time, their lies, deceptions, and lack of empathy are exposed to reveal their sociopathic nature.

These characteristics and traits include:

* * * * High IQ: High-functioning sociopaths often have a higher IQ than people without personality disorders. This helps them plan, manipulate, and exploit others.

* * * * Lack of empathy: Difficulty in empathizing with others or understanding the emotional consequences of their actions.

* * * * Narcissism: They often have strong self-love and grandiose self-image. This occurs because of low-esteem and delusional beliefs.

* * * * Charming: Although most sociopaths lack empathy, they are capable of mimicking and manipulating emotions to appear charming and normal.

* * * * Secretive: A sociopath doesn’t feel the need to share intimate details with others, unless it is to manipulate.

* * * * Sexually deviant: Since they lack guilt, remorse, and emotional attachments, sociopaths tend to have affairs and engage in questionable sexual activity.

* * * * Sensitive to criticism: Despite their lack of empathy, sociopaths desire the approval of others. They feel entitled to admiration, and are quick to anger when criticized.

* * * * Impulsive behavior: Sociopaths often live in the moment, and will do what they feel is needed to reach their immediate goals.

* * * * Compulsive lying: Disregarding the truth to make themselves look better, or get what they want.

* * * * Needing constant stimulation: Sociopaths often get bored easily, and need to be actively engaged.

* * * * Addictive Behavior: Their compulsive mindset may result in addiction to illicit materials, s*x, taking chances, or other addictive behaviors.

* * * * Criminal Behavior: Criminal activity associated with sociopaths could include theft, whether burglary or white collar crime.

Catherine and I almost married. She was the love of my life. …Until the day I started to find out she was committing adultery on me, and selfishly and dishonestly appropriating my life to benefit hers.

When there were land or air animals trapped in the water, or wounded in the middle of the road, I introduced Catherine to animal welfare and rescue. I introduced Catherine to vegetarianism. I later spent years assisting animal rescue.

I have been an artist my entire life. I am a multidisciplinary artist. My art and photography are in books, magazines, newspapers, and museums. I spent my entire life in magnet schools for the arts, AP classes (both art and academic), honors programs, and studying and creating art. So, Catherine Wilkins appropriated my life as an artist, to become an Art Historian. Normally, I would be flattered. I would have shared anything with Catherine, especially the arts. I almost shared my entire life with her. I love when I can inspire others to be an artist, or study or appreciate art. Art, is my mission in life.

Art, to me, is one of the most important creations of humankind.

I love when I can inspire anyone to be better.

And as a multidisciplinary artist working in visual, literary, music, and theatre endeavors, that creates and gives everyday of my life, I learned young to thank and credit the artists before and next to me that influenced me. Despite the cliché maxim that great artists steal, I believe great artists homage, thank, share, and credit as well as create original work. Great artists don’t steal, selfish people do.

But Catherine did not share — Catherine stole, copied, lied and hid.

Whenever I did something, Catherine usually secretly appropriated and copied it, without credit.

Stealing is not flattery.

It is called: “Idea Appropriation.” A very real term (See the book “Business Ethics” by James Brusseau).

Dr. Wilkins liked the false feeling and praise that many of her ideas occurred by “immaculate conception.”

Deceptive shortcuts in life and esteem.

Catherine Wilkins, by her appropriation, just about plagiarized my life to advance and create hers.

The revelations of Catherine’s lies and adultery became so bad, we even discussed at our wedding, if Catherine could still wear white. If adulterers and liars could wear white at a wedding. Ultimately, the conclusion was: Catherine and I could not marry, because it was impossible to overcome her adultery and ongoing dishonesty.

What did Catherine do when we did not marry, and I ended my relationship with her? I recently found out, Catherine continued her lies, using of me, and resumed dishonestly appropriating my life to benefit hers.

I was in contact with Dr. Wilkins for over a decade, into my early-thirties, until I couldn’t take her falsehoods anymore.

Professor Catherine Wilkins lied and appropriated my cancer to advance her college career.

I learned, Dr. Catherine Wilkins told everyone she was taking care of me. That my cancer and illness was hard on her, not me. Catherine Wilkins: The selfless saint. None of these teachers, school faculty, or people ever met me, except one for just a minute. They all just took Catherine Wilkins’ word as truth.

The first time I got an inkling of this lie, was when I went to USF after I found more evidence of Catherine’s adultery and copying, and questioned her about it. Her Art History professor told me, how Catherine was taking care of me during my illness and how much Catherine was doing for me.

I was at USF to confront Catherine about lying, copying, and adultery, and I am told: “What a saint Catherine is for caring for me in my time of desperate need.”

Before I could respond to Catherine’s teacher, or fully understand the deceit, because it caught me by complete surprise, Catherine whisked me out of the room. Catherine did this every time someone else was about to expose one of her lies, or unknowingly and accidentally reveal a clue to her adultery and affairs, or simply, how Dr. Wilkins was copying my own endeavors without credit. Catherine would quickly remove me from the room, or tell me not to say anything or ask certain questions.

Catherine made herself into a saint, even claiming she went into debt paying for my cancer treatment costs.

In Catherine’s scholarship, she lies: “It seems like true help from G*d … I would be more able to dedicate some of my own earnings each month to help my boyfriend meet the cost of the medical expenses he has unfortunately accrued.”

Who paid for my cancer treatment when almost no hospital would admit me? Charity Hospital in New Orleans.

Catherine did not pay a dime, and accrued absolutely no debt. Not from my medical treatment. Her only debt she cared about, was her school debt.

Who cared for me while I fought for life? The doctors and nurses at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Otherwise, I was completely alone. My landlord in New Orleans even asked me, who is my next-of-kin or emergency contact, in case I die from cancer and chemo. My answer was, “I have no one.” My landlord said, “You must have someone! I have to fill in the emergency contact space of the lease.” I repeated, “I have no one.”

And it was in that New Orleans apartment, alone, and at Charity Hospital, that I begged and struggled to stay alive.

The main motivation I had for living: Art. I was writing a screenplay and a musical. I am a painter and photographer. I kept on with my art studies and creation as I was alone, bald without hair, weak, nearly dying, and nauseous with chemo in my veins.

Catherine was not there, not for a single cancer treatment. Catherine and I talked by phone, and barely. Catherine just kept up her lies by phone.

Catherine: Is there nothing you will not cruelly steal from me and use as yours? Is there nothing you will not lie about?

You even used my cancer?

I almost died, Catherine. I lost all my hair. Chemo burned me up inside. I vomited weekly. The smallest infections nearly killed me.

I had to walk several miles to and from Charity Hospital — alone — for my treatments, walking home weak and always near vomiting after being injected with bags of ABVD chemo. I now have lifelong detrimental effects from cancer, major surgery, and chemotherapy. My lifespan and health is shortened.

And you were not there, you were never there, Catherine.

I was alone, fighting for life, Catherine, as you were busy cheating and lying.

What was truly my time of need, was Catherine’s time to benefit.

Catherine Wilkins turned my cancer, into a way for her to get scholarship money, and school and career advancement.

To me, those images of caring people surrounding a cancer patient with love, are a complete fantasy.

Also on Dr. Wilkins’ dishonest scholarship, she claims: “As an orphan, my boyfriend had no one else to care for him, and I was reluctant to abandon him in such a state.”

Catherine never once concerned herself that I was an orphan, until now, on her scholarship when she felt she could appropriate that, too, to gain more sympathy and profit for herself.

In fact, I was at a huge disadvantage during our entire relationship because of this. Catherine had doting parents that were willing to defend her and ignore, turn a blind eye, or support her lies. I had no one to defend or protect me, no one to stand up for me, or even give me moral support while Catherine was lying and cheating.

Catherine: I was an abused child. My biological parents were abusers. I have been alone my entire life. Do you know how hard it is to be an orphan? To be abused physically, mentally, and sexually your entire childhood?

What kept me alive as an orphan? Art.

I also applied the model of Ernest Shackleton to my life and art. Shackleton, with dignity and courage, after his ship the “Endurance” sank, kept himself and all of his men alive in the Antarctic for years, and eventually succeeded in their rescue.

Being an abused orphan, physically and sexually, was my first life-and-death struggle.

To you, Catherine, me being an orphan was just another detail you could appropriate into your own lies and stories to gain sympathy for yourself.

What kind of person are you? To try to turn cancer, an orphan, and even rape into lies you can tell others to gain advancement or sympathy for yourself, or to hide adultery.

Catherine: The fact I am an orphan, is not yours to appropriate.

Catherine, you did not know I was raped several times. Not only was I sexually abused by my biological mother until I escaped, I was raped by men over the years, because I was a vulnerable orphan. As a rape victim myself, please do not appropriate “rape” because you and your USF boss wanted “booty calls” and you were caught.

Catherine, to explain that I was raped by men throughout my childhood, and to say it is a painful topic to discuss, is an immense understatement. But you know what? I decided to become stronger from it. I endured it. I became stronger, and I stayed a good person.

And you, Catherine, tell me that David Brodosi, at USF, did this to you. You told me he raped you, forced you onto your knees, and by physical force made you give him oral s*x. Catherine, I am a victim of such a rape. In brutal, real life. To you, you tried to use rape as an excuse to get out of a secret, consensual affair, and try to even get sympathy from me, while you were cheating on me.

As a child, I had a man do that to me, in real life, and threaten to kill me. I was about 7 years-old, the first time. I simply walked into the bathroom by accident, and I was raped. And there were other rapes and abuses I endured throughout my vulnerable life as an orphan. Please do not use a made-up rape story to hide consensual adultery.

Catherine Wilkins: Rape is no small matter.

You were willing to tell any lie, deflect, redirect, manipulate, destroy or use anyone — especially me — to coverup cheating s*x, and to advance your life.

Catherine: How many times could you destroy my heart?

A person only has one heart.

Each time I found out more about your deceits, I told you, even as strong as I am, even steel that is bent and twisted too many times will break. You broke me. I am an adult man, and I know I sound like a naive child when I ask: “Why must humans — carelessly and carefully — damage other humans?”

Catherine: Child abuse hurt me immensely. But: You, broke me.

Professor Wilkins, I will repeat, because you lie about it in your scholarship to imagine yourself as a selfless sacrificer: I was an abused child. You knew that general part. But. Do you know what it is truly like to be: Sexually abused daily and nightly by women and occasionally men? Be beaten and hit until you have bruises and bleed, mentally abused daily, be unloved, deprived of nearly everything from winter clothes and basic household heat in freezing Northern winters, to being deprived of normal nutrition, calories, and vitamins, to being deprived of just a single loving and encouraging touch?

Sometimes when I finally had food at the dining table as a child, even a teenager, I would look at the meal and cry.

Do you know what it is like to be treated inhumanely nearly your entire childhood, by multiple people? Treated as an object that takes up space and time, and costs money, instead of a child with positive dreams, and artistic talents, and a hungry intellect? I survived child abuse because of my love for the arts, and reverence for a better future. Since I was a child, despite my own deprivations and abuse, I wanted to sincerely improve the world around me.

As an orphan without a support system, I quickly learned personal accountability. I had no one to fall back on, only myself. Humans should always be accountable. As an orphan, I had no time for “fun.” But to me: “Fun” was art, and studying. I had so much work to do, so much art to create, so much to happily learn, so far I wanted to climb, so much “future” to carve out. So everyday counted.

As an abused orphan, I had no one to be proud of me. So I learned, I had to be proud of my own actions.

As an abused orphan, and the tremendous pain and suffering I endured, I learned young not to hurt others. Not to repeat the cycle, not to make excuses, but to make and do positive endeavors. And show and teach by example.

I ask you again, Dr. Wilkins, because on your college scholarship, you clearly state I was an orphan, and that you, Catherine, did not want to abandon me “in such a state” while I was enduring cancer, and that was a main reason you were seeking your scholarship. This scholarship you hid, and I was only recently informed about. You talk of how you suffered. You express your sacrifices. Really?

Catherine, you have deceptively and cruelly turned my horrendous child abuse, into your own application for sympathy and gain. How could you? How can you turn my nightmare as a youth, into a made-up fable in your own life so you can look better on a scholarship? How many other college scholarships did you outright lie and exaggerate on? How many other times did you use me, and the pain in my life, to further and benefit your own life?

Catherine: When I was physically raped, and threatened with being killed as a child, if I ever spoke out — to end and free myself from that abuse and danger, each time as a child, I had to run away from home after home, and occasionally endure life being a homeless kid. No easy task. But. Child abuse was straightforward. Your form of mental rape and abuse goes on-and-on in my life. I keep finding out, even now, how you have lied and used me.

I asked you to report David Brodosi as a s*x offender. Instead, I find countless consensual sexual messages between you and he, and I accidentally open a vast world of your cheating, lying, sexual adventures, and adultery. A world I never wanted to open.

Dr. Wilkins continues: “Since he was unable to maintain treatment in New Orleans, it was necessary for me to remain in the Tampa area.”

This is a lie.

Catherine lied on the location, because she needed the scholarship for her own location at USF in Florida. I received all of my cancer treatment in New Orleans at Charity Hospital. Dr. Robert Veith, MD was the oncologist that treated me and saved my life multiple times.

Catherine Wilkins never stepped a foot inside Charity Hospital. She was not there, when I took a taxi in the middle of the night and admitted myself — alone — and desperately begged the emergency room doctor to take me to an oncologist and save me.

Catherine was not there, when during my cancer treatment, and because of it, my blood count plummeted, and I had to take an emergency midnight taxi again, because I developed a serious infection and my body was boiling from fever. I was alone, and literally only a few hours from death. Dr. Veith suddenly appeared at the hospital, in the middle of night, put me on antibiotics, and saved my life yet again. Even now, I cry with gratitude for Dr. Robert Veith. Dr. Veith is human kindness and compassion.

Catherine Wilkins never met Dr. Robert Veith, nor even asked the names of my doctors and nurses. She didn’t care. Her answer to me for everything, and every pain in my soul I endured was: “Not my fault.” And Catherine was certainly not there for my recovery, as she deceptively states she was in her scholarship.

I struggled from nausea, unabating chemical smells and tastes of the (A)driamycin (B)leomycin (V)inblastine (D)acarbazine — trying not to vomit, even with nothing in my stomach. I grappled with myelotoxicity, and almost lost my life to it several times. After each treatment, being filled with chemo, I walked myself two miles home — alone. During the long walk before I could lay down and rest, which was mostly along a highway, under bridges, and the shoulders of major traffic roads, I smelled car exhaust fumes, which only intensified my stomach’s constant need to retch and gag from ABVD.

Catherine: Please explain how you can lie to everyone around, to your teachers, to your school, and on your academic scholarship, that you “cared for a cancer patient.” You did no such thing.

One day, I woke up and brushed my hair, as usual. In one stroke, it all came out. I lost all my hair in one go. But for a few ridiculous strands that I tried to keep, I was now bald.

Catherine wasn’t there. I called her on the phone, and told her I lost my hair. I told her how hard this was, how much pain I was in.

She listened, but she didn’t really care.

Catherine just said, “I don’t have anything to do with you losing your hair.”

I felt more and more isolated. I felt as if I was on Pluto, far from sun or warmth, far from people. I received great compassion from the oncologists and nurses at Charity Hospital, but that was only for the brief minutes they tested me, put me into scanning machines, or injected needles. Any other moments, I was utterly alone.

Weeks after I lost all of my hair from chemo, Catherine said to prove her love, commitment, and solidarity with me, she would shave her head.

Instead, Catherine Wilkins snipped short locks of her hair, glued these short pieces of hair to a skin-colored bald cap, and tried to finish the illusion with a hat.

Who the h**l is heartless enough, conniving enough, to do this fake act to a cancer patient? Catherine Wilkins made a fake bald cap, trying to pass it to me as her real shaved head, as I was dying of chemo and without my own hair.

I asked Catherine to take off the hat. Then I asked Catherine to take off the bald cap she created. Her several-feet length of brown hair was simply pinned beneath. Then I asked her to leave.

I was fighting for my life, everyday.

When I was in the cancer ward at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, I watched how a young boyfriend took care of his bald girlfriend who was also struggling for her life. He loved her. I overheard him tell the nurse how he bought his girlfriend face masks, he made sure she took extra vitamins, and he constantly sprayed disinfectant and cleansed surfaces, so her weakened immune system would be protected.

As I watched the love this young couple had for each other, that this young, devoted man had for his girlfriend and her health… All I thought is: I have no one. I am alone. My girlfriend isn’t here. She’s not doing any of that. Catherine is having affairs on me. I have cancer, and Catherine is cheating on me.

Another reason Professor Wilkins couldn’t be there for me during chemo:

Catherine Wilkins later told me on the phone, that she quit college, and joined the Army and was accepted into “Delta Force.” Her father was in the Army Special Forces decades ago as a Green Beret, so I mostly believed her, but with much reservation. From then on, we could only speak on the phone, at certain hours. She described to me she was in basic training, and some of her military lessons, such as laying in the dirt, and searching for landmines by slipping a knife into the soil in front of her. She said how the drill instructors would play games with the recruits, her being one of the Army recruits, by suddenly turning the showers ice cold while she was in it. I was proud, but again a bit confused, by this new Delta Force Army recruit named Catherine Wilkins. I thought: Maybe Catherine won’t cheat while in the Army, and the Army will instill values into her. Catherine and I could only meet in hotel rooms infrequently when she got “leave.” Mostly it was just phone calls. I’m sure she got all her basic training information from her father, who really was in the Army Special Forces. Dr. Wilkins obviously never quit college, or joined the Army.

How did I find out Dr. Wilkins never quit college, or joined the Army? I was walking home after a long evening at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, to lay down and rest from my treatment. I need to cross Bourbon Street to get to my apartment. I bumped into Dr. Wilkins prowling Bourbon Street looking for sexual attention, and assumedly a s*x hookup, in an extremely tight shirt, showing off her b*****s, that in glitter read “VEGAS.”

Shocked, Dr. Wilkins simply admitted, “Yeah. I lied about joining the Army. I’m going to Tulane.” That was the only truth she divulged. Of course Dr. Wilkins told me other lies that evening. On her skimpy outfit that revealed her b*****s, Dr. Wilkins said: “I didn’t do my laundry, all mine are dirty, so I had to borrow a friend’s clothes. She’s smaller than me, and this is all she had.” I simply walked away, and let her continue prowling for s*x. My heart, and health, couldn’t take it.

Numerous times I was literally hours from death from infections, fevers, low blood counts, and chemo. And Dr. Wilkins is having fun looking for s*x or sexual attention on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Dr. Wilkins didn’t want anything to do with caring for me during my cancer treatments, or even treating me as a human, instead of an object to use and benefit her college career. She was only concerned about advancing herself in college. She didn’t have time for both cancer and college.

But Dr. Wilkins could lie about both.

For Dr. Wilkins, it saves a lot of time and effort, to just lie or copy.

Then, I recently learned, Catherine Wilkins blatantly lied in a scholarship praising herself for being the devoted, selfless girlfriend that loved me and paid my bills, and sacrificed hugely for myself and my health.

I learned Catherine was telling her college teachers how compassionately she was taking care of me, how difficult and demanding it was for herself to help me through my illness.

Nothing is farther from truth.

Catherine: Do you know how this feels?

It is being raped. You raped my spirit and my mental health repeatedly.

I had cancer, fought for life, and you cheated on me and lied to me daily.

Catherine: You even lied about shaving your head to show commitment to a cancer patient, and instead, you created a fake bald cap. You literally glued tiny pieces of your hair to a bald cap. How many atrocities can you commit towards a patient of cancer?

And now I found out, I was being used falsely in a college scholarship application, so an adulterer, and someone that did no such good deeds, can advance themselves.

Catherine: How could you? Why?

How could you tell people you were taking care of me, when you were cheating on me the whole time? How could you try to get scholarship money this way?

How could you tell people you were in debt for paying my medical bills, when you were never even at one of my chemo treatments? Not one. Ever.

As an academic, professor, and now art historian, Catherine should know how hard artists work to be original, and how wrong it is to lie, cheat, copy, and appropriate from an artist.

Since Catherine now works in mental health and with medical, trauma, and PTSD patients, she should know her ethics and behaviors are cruel and extremely wrong to a cancer patient.

As a human, Catherine should know her actions are wrong.

Catherine: All you ever wanted was to advance yourself. You succeeded by lying, manipulating, and using my cancer.

Even appropriating my life as an artist, and the fact I am an orphan.

There is nothing Professor Wilkins wouldn’t do, if it meant she could gain, feed her ego and impress peers, imagine herself as a selfless saint, or hide deceit.

Except for the angels at Charity Hospital, I had absolutely no support during my cancer treatments and recovery.

Catherine didn’t care about me. Dr. Wilkins cared about becoming a college professor by any hook, crook, scheme, or lie.

Catherine Wilkins: My battle with cancer, is not yours to use, advance yourself with, or appropriate.

Dr. Catherine Wilkins knows she did so much more wrongdoing, lying, and cheating than just this. This is just the tip of the iceberg of Catherine’s lies.

Below… The word-for-word transcript of Catherine’s falsified scholarship (everything about her “care” for a cancer patient is a complete lie fabricated by her):

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Table of Contents
Reasons for Applying for the CDA Scholarship
Supplement to Scholarship Application for Catherine Wilkins

1. The illness of a loved one has depleted my savings and caused a great deal of medical debt which I help pay, while at the same time impeding my graduate education and making my progress as a student somewhat difficult.

2. My position as a graduate teacher is very rewarding in that it enables me to share my love of learning with fellow young people; however, it does not cover the full cost of my school fees and living expenses.

3. I fear that my dream of earning a graduate degree and becoming a college professor might not be realized without further financial aid.

Supplement to Scholarship Application for Catherine Wilkins

My name is Catherine Wilkins. I enrolled as a graduate student at Tulane University in New Orleans, pursuing a Master of the Arts degree in Art History.

I lived in the Tampa Bay area my entire life before moving away for graduate school, born into a wonderfully large and caring extended family. My family raised me very well, and taught me principles of love, wisdom, and faith from a very early age. In part due to their dedication( to my upbringing, I was able to skip first grade, going directly to second grade from Kindergarten. From grade school onward, I attended Catholic schools, where I was educated both intellectually and spiritually. During my time at St. Petersburg Catholic High School, I began assisting as a volunteer at a local soup kitchen, as well as at a tennis camp for young children. Additional extracurricular activities during that time period included employment of thirty five hours per week at Publix Supermarkets, membership on the high school tennis team, enrollment in the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society), and volunteer work for several environmental agencies.

I graduated high school third in my class, with highest honors and a special departmental award in English, just after my seventeenth birthday. In the fall, I dual-enrolled at the University of South Florida (U.S.F.) and St. Petersburg Junior College in order to take more courses at once. I took specialized courses at the University and more broad, required classes at the Junior College, all completely funded by merit-based scholarships. While at school, I received the Florida Bright Futures full scholarship, as well as an additional Legacy Scholarship from the Humanities department, a trustee scholarship from the Junior College, and both Presidential and Honors scholarships from the University of South Florida. I received my Associates’ degree in just over a year, in December, graduating on the Dean’s List with High Honors. After that point, I attended courses solely at U.S.F. while still working at the supermarket. At the University, I specialized in the Humanities, and had a ravenous appetite for all knowledge concerned with history, art, literature, music and theatre. My scholarships allowed me to take a great number of classes at once, sometimes as many as twenty-two credit hours per semester, prompting me to finish my Bachelor’s degree three years after I received my high school diploma. I graduated magna c*m laude, with an overall Grade Point Average of 3.757.

Upon my graduation, I received an offer of a full scholarship for graduate school, plus a paid position as a graduate assistant at Tulane University, a well-accredited school in New Orleans. Unfortunately, over the summer between my graduation and my planned matriculation at Tulane, my boyfriend of four years developed a cough which prompted a visit to the doctor’s office. After several tests and minor surgeries, the doctors discovered that my boyfriend was suffering from Hodgkin’s Disease, a type of cancer. As an orphan, my boyfriend had no one else to care for him, and I was reluctant to abandon him in such a state. Since he was unable to maintain treatment in New Orleans, it was necessary for me to remain in the Tampa area.

Unfortunately, I had not planned on attending U.S.F. for graduate school, and consequently had not applied for any scholarships. At such short notice, there was no financial aid available for me for my first semester of graduate school, and I was able to pay for only one course with the money I earned working as a library assistant at the University. I was extremely troubled, not only due to the stress I experienced as a result of my boyfriend’s battle with cancer, but also because I felt as though I was falling behind in my course work and was forfeiting my dream of achieving a graduate degree in Art History and going on to work as a college professor. I was left with little but my family, friends, and faith to help me get through this difficult period in my life.

Fortunately, in spring, I was blessed with some opportunities which served to help me on my path to a productive and complete adulthood. I was offered a job as a graduate teacher at U.S.F., a position that provided a very modest salary, but which included a stipend for 75% of my tuition. This provided me a wonderful opportunity to share my love of learning with other young people while at the same time pursuing my own dream of receiving a graduate degree. I earned twelve credit hours toward my Master’s Degree in Art History at U.S.F. before my boyfriend’s recovery allowed me to continue my education at Tulane University. While I still have a tuition scholarship and a job at the school, I have encountered a great deal of expenses, in terms of fees that run upwards of $1300 per year that I must pay myself, along with aiding my boyfriend with his accumulated medical expenses, and, of course, my own living costs. Because I stayed in Florida with my boyfriend for the first year of my graduate experience and payed for much of my schooling on my own, my savings have been virtually depleted, and I often face a good deal of stress and pressure when attempting to pay my bills each month. In the meantime, though, I have remained active as a graduate student, maintaining a 4.0 unweighted grade point average while partaking in volunteer activities at the Newcomb Gallery and the New Orleans Museum of Art as well as serving as my department’s representative in multiple on-campus student organizations. This past year, I have taught two art-historical survey classes while I completed most of my graduate coursework, and I am now preparing to begin writing my thesis and applying to other schools where I would like to work toward my Doctoral degree.

Recently, my grandmother, a Catholic Daughter for over four decades, brought this scholarship to my notice. It seems like true help from G*d, and would allow me to take more courses at the University without worrying about my inability to pay the related fees. In addition, I would be more able to dedicate some of my own earnings each month to help my boyfriend meet the cost of the medical expenses he has unfortunately accrued. While his illness and the ensuing chaotic changes in my life have certainly been taxing – emotionally, physically, and spiritually – I am very grateful that I have had this opportunity to grow and learn, to help another, yet still persist in meeting my own goals. The experience of the past year has taught me so much about life, love, and faith; important lessons which transcend those I learned in the classroom. I cannot wait to apply what I have learned about life to my educational studies, and this scholarship from the Catholic Daughters will provide me the means by which I can accomplish it.

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Wilkins has been employed by USF’s Honors College since 2015.

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Deception: Dr. Wilkins shows lying delivers very real bonuses and payoffs | USF HONORS COLLEGE

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Do Professors Lie on Their Resumes? Dr. Catherine Wilkins, Marilee Jones, David Scott Broxterman, Joseph J. Ellis

Do Professors Lie on Their Resumes? Dr. Catherine Wilkins, Marilee Jones, David Scott Broxterman, Joseph J. Ellis

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The enclosed photograph is the actual fake bald cap that Dr. Catherine Wilkins created, and tried to deceive a cancer patient with. Professor Wilkins bought a skin-colored bald cap, cut off short pieces of her own hair, and then glued them to the bald cap. Dr. Wilkins then covered it with a red bandana and hat. USF Honors Instructor Dr. Wilkins falsely pretended she shaved her head. She wore this cruel fabrication in front of a cancer patient that recently was bald, that lost all of their own hair to ABVD chemotherapy. It was mental abuse perpetrated by Dr. Wilkins. Professor Wilkins then immorally used the cancer patient in more of her lies, in falsifying her school scholarships, and for college career advancement.

Ironically, Dr. Catherine Wilkins teaches classes in Mental Health, one as a popular USF Honors capstone course. Dr. Wilkins also teaches at the Morsani College of Medicine, and Tampa Museum of Art.

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Do Professors lie on their Resumes?

Blog posted by Dr. Steven Mintz, aka Ethics Sage

Ethics in Academe sometimes defies Explanation

Do professors routinely lie on their resumes to get jobs? My gut feeling is it occurs more often than one would expect. I’ve seen it myself in recruiting a new professor. Still, that doesn’t excuse lying about it or rationalizing using it to get a job when one doesn’t qualify for the job. That wasn’t a pleasant conversation.

I just read about a disturbing case where last month it was disclosed that a faculty assembly at the University of Iowa’s largest college has approved a motion of censure against the incoming UI president for including inaccuracies on his resume during the recent search process.

Several faculty, student and staff groups on campus have issued “no confidence” votes or other complaints about the recent presidential search process overseen by the Iowa Board of Regents.

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SEVERE IMMORALITY S*X COVER-UP SPANS MANY YEARS:

USF Honors College Professor Perpetrates then Covers-Up Double Life – Adultery, Scholarship Cheating, Abuses Cancer Patient to Work in Mental Health and Around Other Medical Patients

USF’s brightest students, world’s future leaders taught by dishonorable scholarship-cheating professor Dr. Wilkins.

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USF Dr. Catherine Wilkins Cheats, Lies About Going Into Debt Helping Cancer Patient on Scholarship

* * * Dr. Wilkins fabricates scholarship, commits adultery, uses an artist cancer patient to advance her college art career.

* * * Dr. Wilkins makes fake bald cap, and mentally abuses bald cancer patient.

* * * Dr. Wilkins psychologically damages cancer patient, while patient is near death.

* * * For her deceit, receives credit and recommendations. Now teaches courses in Art, Mental Health, PTSD, and Medicine.

* * * USF Honors College, Tampa Art Museum, Morsani College of Medicine.

* * * USF Honors College Health Professions Students Impacted.

* * * Honors capstone course “Connections: Mental Healthcare, Community Engagement, and Art”

* * * Courses are taught by an instructor that has frequently lied, falsified academic scholarships, escaped accountability, and engaged in adultery, sometimes with USF faculty.

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Dr. Catherine Wilkins lied and unethically used my cancer to advance her college career.

Below is an exact word-for-word transcript from Catherine Wilkins’ falsified college scholarship. In it, Catherine praises herself for taking care of a cancer patient, her boyfriend of four years.

That is a lie.

I am that boyfriend. I am that cancer patient. I have been an artist, going to center for the arts magnet schools and taking AP art courses and studying humanities my entire life, long before Dr. Wilkins was ever an Art Historian or Humanities Instructor.

Dr. Wilkins commends herself for taking care of a “loved one” cancer patient.

Everything about me, and Catherine taking care of me, is a complete fabrication by her. She lied to her own university teachers, professors, and faculty about taking care of me, a cancer patient, in order to get their sympathy and respect. And she lied on her scholarships.

I am just now learning details of this from Dr. Wilkins’ falsified college scholarship, that she deceptively uses me and my condition in.

The only truth: Is that I had cancer. The rest, is fabricated by USF Honors College capstone instructor Dr. Wilkins.

Dr. Catherine Wilkins built her entire college career on lies.

It is unconscionable that Catherine used my struggle with cancer, my life-and-death battle, to promote her college career.

If you think a respected person isn’t capable of this, please look again.

* There are persons, such as:

* * * The sham-story homeless man and couple from GoFundMe (Mark D’Amico, Kate McClure, and Johnny Bobbitt), who for a time the public believed were compassionate saints, and poured money and praise into them. It turned out they invented the whole fake-story for their profit.

* * * Jussie Smollett who faked an elaborate plot in an attempt to advance his career, and gain his own sympathy, and profit. Jussie Smollett did this in a fraudulent attempt to become the face of a movement, and be seen as a cultural hero.

* * * Many have used “False Rapes” to conceal adultery: An internet search will show a multitude of real-life court examples.

* * * A respected and popular professor (David Scott Broxterman) at Polk State College in Lakeland, Florida has been revealed as a fraud after forging documents to fake a doctorate from the University of South Florida (USF).

* * * Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph J. Ellis admitted that he lied to his students and others when he said he had been a combat soldier in Vietnam. ”Perpetuated over many years, his lie about himself clearly violates the ethics of our profession and the integrity we expect of all members of our community,” said a statement posted on the college’s website. ”Misleading students is wrong and nothing can excuse it.”

* * * Former dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Marilee Jones resigned after admitting she fabricated her credentials nearly three decades earlier.

* * * Study says Honor students more likely to cheat. A study released by the University of California, Berkeley reports that some Honors students are risking their academic standings by cheating in order to remain competitive candidates for career prospects and admission into graduate schools. Study says between 40 percent and 70 percent of college students admit to cheating. Previously, struggling students were believed to make up the group more likely to commit academic dishonestly. Now, Honors students and others with higher GPAs make up the greater percentage likely to cheat, according to study.

* * * The teachers and parents in the bribe college-admissions cheating scandal (Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and so many others). Anyone employed at an university should know by now, unfortunately, how extraordinarily ingenious, conniving, unethical, and dishonest students, even faculty and parents (who were former students), can be.

During my several year relationship with Catherine, that almost resulted in marriage, Catherine repeatedly and severely deceived myself, and those around her.

What was Catherine doing while I had cancer? Cheating on me. Committing adultery. Having several affairs. She even had a long-term secret affair with David Brodosi, faculty at USF.

In an attempt to hide her sexual affair with David Brodosi, Catherine Wilkins told me Brodosi raped her.

I told Catherine, she must report David Brodosi for sexual harassment and rape, immediately. Several times, I insisted she file a detailed sexual predator report of David Brodosi.

But the truth turned out to be, their adultery was completely consensual.

Catherine Wilkins’ personal home and University of South Florida’s work computers were filled with months of sexual and erotic emails and text messages to and from David Brodosi. Proving Dr. Wilkins’ adulterous affair was consensual. Catherine and Brodosi discussed intimately their secret “booty calls” as they called them, s*x positions, and traded s*x pictures with each other. Catherine Wilkins admitted to me later that they had consensual s*x. And both Dr. Wilkins and David Brodosi tried to keep it hidden, and cover it up.

Catherine later admitted she loved the illicit thrill, danger, and excitement of cheating. Catherine didn’t care that her adultery was destroying my life, she wanted “the dangerous thrill.”

Catherine Wilkins attempted to get away with cheating, by saying David Brodosi raped her. It instead, was a consensual affair.

There are countless real rape victims, and Catherine tried to appropriate rape, to get out of adultery.

And Catherine had so many other secret lovers, and adulterous affairs that she tried to hide and coverup, while I was dying of cancer.

Professor Catherine Wilkins secretly applied to pose nude for Playboy. There were messages about rockstars autographing her b*****s backstage at a concert. Messages from other secret lovers, and s*x adventures. Dr. Wilkins was going to male strip clubs, singing “It’s Raining Men!” Dr. Wilkins gave local statues f******o and took photos. Catherine Wilkins opened a hidden account on the s*x hookup website, “Adult Friend Finder” for threesomes, orgies, one-night stands, with both men and women. In New Orleans, Dr. Wilkins prowled Bourbon Street looking for sexual attention and assumedly a s*x hookup, in an extremely tight shirt, showing off her b*****s, that in glitter read “VEGAS.”

Dr. Wilkins even had s*x with my friends. When I asked her, why my friend knew what her b*****s and nipples looked like, Dr. Wilkins knowing she was at least partially caught, said “We only flirted online. I emailed him naked pictures of myself. We didn’t have s*x.” This alone is heartbreaking enough. Then when I had to go further and ask, “Then why does my friend know what you sound like during s*x, and how you do specific s*x actions, that I’m only supposed to know about?” Dr. Wilkins was then forced to admit, “We had s*x. I lied.” Then she tried to diminish it, turn it around, and receive pity and sympathy, by saying this person was on anti-depressants, and it affected his erection. Poor Catherine. Her secret lover, a person I knew and used to be friends with, had penile dysfunction. What a way to try for sympathy, when you’re caught cheating and lying.

Her secret affairs went on and on.

There are so many other adulterous and dishonest activities Dr. Wilkins engaged herself in. All while we dated. All while I fought cancer, and struggled to stay alive.

All while she tells those around her, writes on her scholarship, and imagines herself as the faithful, saintly girlfriend and almost-wife taking care of me as I was dying. Catherine wasn’t taking care of me, she was having the time of her life cheating.

Each time I found just a little of Catherine Wilkins’ lies and wrong-doing, I begged her to stop, and to do the right thing. Catherine refused to cease, or do what was right, time and time again. Catherine just continued doing what she wanted, using whoever she wanted, telling whatever lies she wanted, and simply tried harder in her coverups.

The only thing Professor Wilkins learned: Was how to conceal, gaslight, and manipulate better.

Catherine’s method is to tell any lie, obfuscate, deflect, blame, accuse others, and even try to become a victim herself, so she may take flight from accountability, and even profit.

Catherine tried to escape responsibility.

To get away with a lie, Catherine would just tell another lie, or blame someone else, or try to make it seem smaller or innocent, or misdirect.

She would say she stopped a certain lie or dishonest behavior or action, but that again, was only to minimize it. I found time and time again, she continued in it. She did not stop.

These are mind games that destroy. Besides the initial destruction of the illicit deed, the coverup continues further destruction. Catherine wanted to gain through sympathy, but had little sympathy for those she lied to.

Professor Catherine Wilkins knew, ultimately, she could win and do whatever she wanted by lying, cheating, manipulation, and hiding the truth. She need not be accountable if she could just lie, put on the right face, and have no one double-check.

Catherine Wilkins even faked and wrote false letters from her parents. She wrote the letters, pretending to be her parents, using her father and mother’s names, and in their voice. She did this, so her parents would not find out about her lies.

On Dr. Wilkins’ dishonest scholarship, word-for-word, she claims: “The illness of a loved one has depleted my savings and caused a great deal of medical debt which I help pay…”

Catherine did not pay my medical bills, or accrue debt “helping me,” as she states. Catherine states this, because she wanted the money for her own college and life purposes.

Catherine did nothing for me, except impede me finding cancer treatment, impede my chemotherapy, and impede my recovery. Her mind games and tactics truly almost killed me.

Catherine: Cancer is literally a daily life and death struggle. Every little germ counts. Every body cell living, dying, growing, or not, means a whole human, dies or lives, vomits or rests, loses their hair or keeps it, endures pain or heals. Instead, you see the cancer suffered by someone else as a way to gain sympathy, and credit for actions you never did. For care you never gave.

Catherine: You told your teachers, professors, friends, parents, wrote on scholarship applications, how you saintly paid my medical bills until you went into debt, and nursed me while I endured cancer. Lies.

New Orleans Charity Hospital, where you have never stepped a foot inside while I was pumped with chemo, and Charity’s doctors, nurses, and a truly saintly social worker are who paid my bills, treated me, gave me genuine mercy, and let me live more years.

Catherine: Please tell me where adulterous cheating, lying, covering-up, manipulating, taking from, copying, nearly plagiarizing, causing extreme mental anguish to, and gaslighting is considered “caring for a cancer patient.”

Catherine: How can you use and abuse a cancer patient in this manner? As you state in your scholarship and told so many, I was “your loved one.” Really?

Catherine: How many other times did you use me, and lie, for your sympathy, credit, or gain? Countless incidents, I’m sure.

Catherine: The truth is, you treated me as an object to advance yourself. Not as a human being. Only when humans see other humans as stepping stones and objects, can they become so selfish, and treat others so callously, and tell such immense, heartless lies.

This kind of massive, long-term deception absolutely negatively impacts every area of a life.

Catherine: Because of your lying, adultery, coverups, gaslighting, and mind games, I did not get my insurance papers filed in time. This almost became my death sentence. This nearly killed me. You simply said, “Not my fault.”

When I expressed how hard everything was on me, Catherine simply said, “Not my fault.”

Catherine: To me, and every hardship I encountered, and the added difficulty of your lies and adultery, your answer to everything was: “Not my fault.”

To your school, teachers, and scholarships, you made yourself into a saint taking care of a cancer patient and paying all his medical bills. Lies.

Callous, selfish lies.

Catherine and I almost married. She was the love of my life. …Until the day I started to find out she was committing adultery on me, and selfishly and dishonestly appropriating my life to benefit hers.

When there were land or air animals trapped in the water, or wounded in the middle of the road, I introduced Catherine to animal welfare and rescue. I introduced Catherine to vegetarianism. I later spent years assisting animal rescue.

I have been an artist my entire life. I am a multidisciplinary artist. My art and photography are in books, magazines, newspapers, and museums. I spent my entire life in magnet schools for the arts, AP classes (both art and academic), honors programs, and studying and creating art. So, Catherine Wilkins appropriated my life as an artist, to become an Art Historian. Normally, I would be flattered. I would have shared anything with Catherine, especially the arts. I almost shared my entire life with her. I love when I can inspire others to be an artist, or study or appreciate art. Art, is my mission in life.

Art, to me, is one of the most important creations of humankind.

I love when I can inspire anyone to be better.

And as a multidisciplinary artist working in visual, literary, music, and theatre endeavors, that creates and gives everyday of my life, I learned young to thank and credit the artists before and next to me that influenced me. Despite the cliché maxim that great artists steal, I believe great artists homage, thank, share, and credit as well as create original work. Great artists don’t steal, selfish people do.

But Catherine did not share — Catherine stole, copied, lied and hid.

Whenever I did something, Catherine usually secretly appropriated and copied it, without credit.

Stealing is not flattery.

Dr. Wilkins liked the false feeling and praise that many of her ideas occurred by “immaculate conception.”

Deceptive shortcuts in life and esteem.

Catherine Wilkins, by her appropriation, just about plagiarized my life to advance and create hers.

The revelations of Catherine’s lies and adultery became so bad, we even discussed at our wedding, if Catherine could still wear white. If adulterers and liars could wear white at a wedding. Ultimately, the conclusion was: Catherine and I could not marry, because it was impossible to overcome her adultery and ongoing dishonesty.

What did Catherine do when we did not marry, and I ended my relationship with her? I recently found out, Catherine continued her lies, using of me, and resumed dishonestly appropriating my life to benefit hers.

I was in contact with Dr. Wilkins for over a decade, into my early-thirties, until I couldn’t take her falsehoods anymore.

Professor Catherine Wilkins lied and appropriated my cancer to advance her college career.

I learned, Dr. Catherine Wilkins told everyone she was taking care of me. That my cancer and illness was hard on her, not me. Catherine Wilkins: The selfless saint. None of these teachers, school faculty, or people ever met me, except one for just a minute. They all just took Catherine Wilkins’ word as truth.

The first time I got an inkling of this lie, was when I went to USF after I found more evidence of Catherine’s adultery and copying, and questioned her about it. Her Art History professor told me, how Catherine was taking care of me during my illness and how much Catherine was doing for me.

I was at USF to confront Catherine about lying, copying, and adultery, and I am told: “What a saint Catherine is for caring for me in my time of desperate need.”

Before I could respond to Catherine’s teacher, or fully understand the deceit, because it caught me by complete surprise, Catherine whisked me out of the room. Catherine did this every time someone else was about to expose one of her lies, or unknowingly and accidentally reveal a clue to her adultery and affairs, or simply, how Dr. Wilkins was copying my own endeavors without credit. Catherine would quickly remove me from the room, or tell me not to say anything or ask certain questions.

Catherine made herself into a saint, even claiming she went into debt paying for my cancer treatment costs.

In Catherine’s scholarship, she lies: “It seems like true help from G*d … I would be more able to dedicate some of my own earnings each month to help my boyfriend meet the cost of the medical expenses he has unfortunately accrued.”

Who paid for my cancer treatment when almost no hospital would admit me? Charity Hospital in New Orleans.

Catherine did not pay a dime, and accrued absolutely no debt. Not from my medical treatment. Her only debt she cared about, was her school debt.

Who cared for me while I fought for life? The doctors and nurses at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Otherwise, I was completely alone. My landlord in New Orleans even asked me, who is my next-of-kin or emergency contact, in case I die from cancer and chemo. My answer was, “I have no one.” My landlord said, “You must have someone! I have to fill in the emergency contact space of the lease.” I repeated, “I have no one.”

And it was in that New Orleans apartment, alone, and at Charity Hospital, that I begged and struggled to stay alive.

The main motivation I had for living: Art. I was writing a screenplay and a musical. I am a painter and photographer. I kept on with my art studies and creation as I was alone, bald without hair, weak, nearly dying, and nauseous with chemo in my veins.

Catherine was not there, not for a single cancer treatment. Catherine and I talked by phone, and barely. Catherine just kept up her lies by phone.

Catherine: Is there nothing you will not cruelly steal from me and use as yours? Is there nothing you will not lie about?

You even used my cancer?

I almost died, Catherine. I lost all my hair. Chemo burned me up inside. I vomited weekly. The smallest infections nearly killed me.

I had to walk several miles to and from Charity Hospital — alone — for my treatments, walking home weak and always near vomiting after being injected with bags of ABVD chemo. I now have lifelong detrimental effects from cancer, major surgery, and chemotherapy. My lifespan and health is shortened.

And you were not there, you were never there, Catherine.

I was alone, fighting for life, Catherine, as you were busy cheating and lying.

What was truly my time of need, was Catherine’s time to benefit.

Catherine Wilkins turned my cancer, into a way for her to get scholarship money, and school and career advancement.

To me, those images of caring people surrounding a cancer patient with love, are a complete fantasy.

Also on Dr. Wilkins’ dishonest scholarship, she claims: “As an orphan, my boyfriend had no one else to care for him, and I was reluctant to abandon him in such a state.”

Catherine never once concerned herself that I was an orphan, until now, on her scholarship when she felt she could appropriate that, too, to gain more sympathy and profit for herself.

In fact, I was at a huge disadvantage during our entire relationship because of this. Catherine had doting parents that were willing to defend her and ignore, turn a blind eye, or support her lies. I had no one to defend or protect me, no one to stand up for me, or even give me moral support while Catherine was lying and cheating.

Catherine: I was an abused child. My biological parents were abusers. I have been alone my entire life. Do you know how hard it is to be an orphan? To be abused physically, mentally, and sexually your entire childhood?

What kept me alive as an orphan? Art.

Being an abused orphan, physically and sexually, was my first life-and-death struggle.

To you, Catherine, me being an orphan was just another detail you could appropriate into your own lies and stories to gain sympathy for yourself.

What kind of person are you? To try to turn cancer, an orphan, and even rape into lies you can tell others to gain advancement or sympathy for yourself, or to hide adultery.

Catherine: The fact I am an orphan, is not yours to appropriate.

Catherine, you did not know I was raped several times. Not only was I sexually abused by my biological mother until I escaped, I was raped by men over the years, because I was a vulnerable orphan. As a rape victim myself, please do not appropriate “rape” because you and your USF boss wanted “booty calls” and you were caught.

Catherine, to explain that I was raped by men throughout my childhood, and to say it is a painful topic to discuss, is an immense understatement. But you know what? I decided to become stronger from it. I endured it. I became stronger, and I stayed a good person.

And you, Catherine, tell me that David Brodosi, at USF, did this to you. You told me he raped you, forced you onto your knees, and by physical force made you give him oral s*x. Catherine, I am a victim of such a rape. In brutal, real life. To you, you tried to use rape as an excuse to get out of a secret, consensual affair, and try to even get sympathy from me, while you were cheating on me.

As a child, I had a man do that to me, in real life, and threaten to kill me. I was about 7 years-old, the first time. I simply walked into the bathroom by accident, and I was raped. And there were other rapes and abuses I endured throughout my vulnerable life as an orphan. Please do not use a made-up rape story to hide consensual adultery.

Catherine Wilkins: Rape is no small matter.

You were willing to tell any lie, deflect, redirect, manipulate, destroy or use anyone — especially me — to coverup cheating s*x, and to advance your life.

Catherine: How many times could you destroy my heart?

A person only has one heart.

Each time I found out more about your deceits, I told you, even as strong as I am, even steel that is bent and twisted too many times will break. You broke me. I am an adult man, and I know I sound like a naive child when I ask: “Why must humans — carelessly and carefully — damage other humans?”

Catherine: Child abuse hurt me immensely. But: You, broke me.

Professor Wilkins, I will repeat, because you lie about it in your scholarship to imagine yourself as a selfless sacrificer: I was an abused child. You knew that general part. But. Do you know what it is truly like to be: Sexually abused daily and nightly by women and occasionally men? Be beaten and hit until you have bruises and bleed, mentally abused daily, be unloved, deprived of nearly everything from winter clothes and basic household heat in freezing Northern winters, to being deprived of normal nutrition, calories, and vitamins, to being deprived of just a single loving and encouraging touch?

Sometimes when I finally had food at the dining table as a child, even a teenager, I would look at the meal and cry.

Do you know what it is like to be treated inhumanely nearly your entire childhood, by multiple people? Treated as an object that takes up space and time, and costs money, instead of a child with positive dreams, and artistic talents, and a hungry intellect? I survived child abuse because of my love for the arts, and reverence for a better future. Since I was a child, despite my own deprivations and abuse, I wanted to sincerely improve the world around me.

As an orphan without a support system, I quickly learned personal accountability. I had no one to fall back on, only myself. Humans should always be accountable. As an orphan, I had no time for “fun.” But to me: “Fun” was art, and studying. I had so much work to do, so much art to create, so much to happily learn, so far I wanted to climb, so much “future” to carve out. So everyday counted.

As an abused orphan, I had no one to be proud of me. So I learned, I had to be proud of my own actions.

As an abused orphan, and the tremendous pain and suffering I endured, I learned young not to hurt others. Not to repeat the cycle, not to make excuses, but to make and do positive endeavors. And show and teach by example.

I ask you again, Dr. Wilkins, because on your college scholarship, you clearly state I was an orphan, and that you, Catherine, did not want to abandon me “in such a state” while I was enduring cancer, and that was a main reason you were seeking your scholarship. This scholarship you hid, and I was only recently informed about. You talk of how you suffered. You express your sacrifices. Really?

Catherine, you have deceptively and cruelly turned my horrendous child abuse, into your own application for sympathy and gain. How could you? How can you turn my nightmare as a youth, into a made-up fable in your own life so you can look better on a scholarship? How many other college scholarships did you outright lie and exaggerate on? How many other times did you use me, and the pain in my life, to further and benefit your own life?

Catherine: When I was physically raped, and threatened with being killed as a child, if I ever spoke out — to end and free myself from that abuse and danger, each time as a child, I had to run away from home after home, and occasionally endure life being a homeless kid. No easy task. But. Child abuse was straightforward. Your form of mental rape and abuse goes on-and-on in my life. I keep finding out, even now, how you have lied and used me.

I asked you to report David Brodosi as a s*x offender. Instead, I find countless consensual sexual messages between you and he, and I accidentally open a vast world of your cheating, lying, sexual adventures, and adultery. A world I never wanted to open.

Dr. Wilkins continues: “Since he was unable to maintain treatment in New Orleans, it was necessary for me to remain in the Tampa area.”

This is a lie.

Catherine lied on the location, because she needed the scholarship for her own location at USF in Florida. I received all of my cancer treatment in New Orleans at Charity Hospital. Dr. Robert Veith, MD was the oncologist that treated me and saved my life multiple times.

Catherine Wilkins never stepped a foot inside Charity Hospital. She was not there, when I took a taxi in the middle of the night and admitted myself — alone — and desperately begged the emergency room doctor to take me to an oncologist and save me.

Catherine was not there, when during my cancer treatment, and because of it, my blood count plummeted, and I had to take an emergency midnight taxi again, because I developed a serious infection and my body was boiling from fever. I was alone, and literally only a few hours from death. Dr. Veith suddenly appeared at the hospital, in the middle of night, put me on antibiotics, and saved my life yet again. Even now, I cry with gratitude for Dr. Robert Veith. Dr. Veith is human kindness and compassion.

Catherine Wilkins never met Dr. Robert Veith, nor even asked the names of my doctors and nurses. She didn’t care. Her answer to me for everything, and every pain in my soul I endured was: “Not my fault.” And Catherine was certainly not there for my recovery, as she deceptively states she was in her scholarship.

I struggled from nausea, chemical smells and tastes, trying not to vomit. After each treatment, being filled with chemo, I walked myself two miles home alone. During the long walk, which was mostly along a highway and major traffic roads, I smelled car exhaust fumes, which only intensified my stomach’s constant need to retch and gag from ABVD.

One day, I woke up and brushed my hair, as usual. In one stroke, it all came out. I lost all my hair in one go. But for a few ridiculous strands that I tried to keep, I was now bald.

Catherine wasn’t there. I called her on the phone, and told her I lost my hair. I told her how hard this was, how much pain I was in.

She listened, but she didn’t really care.

Catherine just said, “I don’t have anything to do with you losing your hair.”

I felt more and more isolated. I felt as if I was on Pluto, far from sun or warmth, far from people. I received great compassion from the oncologists and nurses at Charity Hospital, but that was only for the brief minutes they tested me, put me into scanning machines, or injected needles. Any other moments, I was utterly alone.

Weeks after I lost all of my hair from chemo, Catherine said to prove her love, commitment, and solidarity with me, she would shave her head.

Instead, Catherine Wilkins snipped short locks of her hair, glued these short pieces of hair to a skin-colored bald cap, and tried to finish the illusion with a hat.

Who the h**l is heartless enough, conniving enough, to do this fake act to a cancer patient? Catherine Wilkins made a fake bald cap, trying to pass it to me as her real shaved head, as I was dying of chemo and without my own hair.

I asked Catherine to take off the hat. Then I asked Catherine to take off the bald cap she created. Her several-feet length of brown hair was simply pinned beneath. Then I asked her to leave.

I was fighting for my life, everyday.

When I was in the cancer ward at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, I watched how a young boyfriend took care of his bald girlfriend who was also struggling for her life. He loved her. I overheard him tell the nurse how he bought his girlfriend face masks, he made sure she took extra vitamins, and he constantly sprayed disinfectant and cleansed surfaces, so her weakened immune system would be protected.

As I watched the love this young couple had for each other, that this young, devoted man had for his girlfriend and her health… All I thought is: I have no one. I am alone. My girlfriend isn’t here. She’s not doing any of that. Catherine is having affairs on me. I have cancer, and Catherine is cheating on me.

Another reason Professor Wilkins couldn’t be there for me during chemo:

Catherine Wilkins later told me on the phone, that she quit college, and joined the Army and was accepted into “Delta Force.” Her father was in the Army Special Forces decades ago as a Green Beret, so I mostly believed her, but with much reservation. From then on, we could only speak on the phone, at certain hours. She described to me she was in basic training, and some of her military lessons, such as laying in the dirt, and searching for landmines by slipping a knife into the soil in front of her. She said how the drill instructors would play games with the recruits, her being one of the Army recruits, by suddenly turning the showers ice cold while she was in it. I was proud, but again a bit confused, by this new Delta Force Army recruit named Catherine Wilkins. I thought: Maybe Catherine won’t cheat while in the Army, and the Army will instill values into her. Catherine and I could only meet in hotel rooms infrequently when she got “leave.” Mostly it was just phone calls. I’m sure she got all her basic training information from her father, who really was in the Army Special Forces. Dr. Wilkins obviously never quit college, or joined the Army.

How did I find out Dr. Wilkins never quit college, or joined the Army? I was walking home after a long evening at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, to lay down and rest from my treatment. I need to cross Bourbon Street to get to my apartment. I bumped into Dr. Wilkins prowling Bourbon Street looking for sexual attention, and assumedly a s*x hookup, in an extremely tight shirt, showing off her b*****s, that in glitter read “VEGAS.”

Shocked, Dr. Wilkins simply admitted, “Yeah. I lied about joining the Army. I’m going to Tulane.” That was the only truth she divulged. Of course Dr. Wilkins told me other lies that evening. On her skimpy outfit that revealed her b*****s, Dr. Wilkins said: “I didn’t do my laundry, all mine are dirty, so I had to borrow a friend’s clothes. She’s smaller than me, and this is all she had.” I simply walked away, and let her continue prowling for s*x. My heart, and health, couldn’t take it.

Numerous times I was literally hours from death from infections, fevers, low blood counts, and chemo. And Dr. Wilkins is having fun looking for s*x or sexual attention on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Dr. Wilkins didn’t want anything to do with caring for me during my cancer treatments, or even treating me as a human, instead of an object to use and benefit her college career. She was only concerned about advancing herself in college. She didn’t have time for both cancer and college.

But Dr. Wilkins could lie about both.

For Dr. Wilkins, it saves a lot of time and effort, to just lie or copy.

Then, I recently learned, Catherine Wilkins blatantly lied in a scholarship praising herself for being the devoted, selfless girlfriend that loved me and paid my bills, and sacrificed hugely for myself and my health.

I learned Catherine was telling her college teachers how compassionately she was taking care of me, how difficult and demanding it was for herself to help me through my illness.

Nothing is farther from truth.

Catherine: Do you know how this feels?

It is being raped. You raped my spirit and my mental health repeatedly.

I had cancer, fought for life, and you cheated on me and lied to me daily.

Catherine: You even lied about shaving your head to show commitment to a cancer patient, and instead, you created a fake bald cap. You literally glued tiny pieces of your hair to a bald cap. How many atrocities can you commit towards a patient of cancer?

And now I found out, I was being used falsely in a college scholarship application, so an adulterer, and someone that did no such good deeds, can advance themselves.

Catherine: How could you? Why?

How could you tell people you were taking care of me, when you were cheating on me the whole time? How could you try to get scholarship money this way?

How could you tell people you were in debt for paying my medical bills, when you were never even at one of my chemo treatments? Not one. Ever.

Catherine: All you ever wanted was to advance yourself. You succeeded by lying, manipulating, and using my cancer.

Even appropriating my life as an artist, and the fact I am an orphan.

There is nothing Professor Wilkins wouldn’t do, if it meant she could gain, feed her ego and impress peers, imagine herself as a selfless saint, or hide deceit.

Except for the angels at Charity Hospital, I had absolutely no support during my cancer treatments and recovery.

Catherine didn’t care about me. Dr. Wilkins cared about becoming a college professor by any hook, crook, scheme, or lie.

Catherine Wilkins: My battle with cancer, is not yours to use, advance yourself with, or appropriate.

Below… The word-for-word transcript of Catherine’s falsified scholarship (everything about her “care” for a cancer patient is a complete lie fabricated by her):

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Table of Contents
Reasons for Applying for the CDA Scholarship
Supplement to Scholarship Application for Catherine Wilkins

1. The illness of a loved one has depleted my savings and caused a great deal of medical debt which I help pay, while at the same time impeding my graduate education and making my progress as a student somewhat difficult.

2. My position as a graduate teacher is very rewarding in that it enables me to share my love of learning with fellow young people; however, it does not cover the full cost of my school fees and living expenses.

3. I fear that my dream of earning a graduate degree and becoming a college professor might not be realized without further financial aid.

Supplement to Scholarship Application for Catherine Wilkins

My name is Catherine Wilkins. I enrolled as a graduate student at Tulane University in New Orleans, pursuing a Master of the Arts degree in Art History.

I lived in the Tampa Bay area my entire life before moving away for graduate school, born into a wonderfully large and caring extended family. My family raised me very well, and taught me principles of love, wisdom, and faith from a very early age. In part due to their dedication( to my upbringing, I was able to skip first grade, going directly to second grade from Kindergarten. From grade school onward, I attended Catholic schools, where I was educated both intellectually and spiritually. During my time at St. Petersburg Catholic High School, I began assisting as a volunteer at a local soup kitchen, as well as at a tennis camp for young children. Additional extracurricular activities during that time period included employment of thirty five hours per week at Publix Supermarkets, membership on the high school tennis team, enrollment in the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society), and volunteer work for several environmental agencies.

I graduated high school third in my class, with highest honors and a special departmental award in English, just after my seventeenth birthday. In the fall, I dual-enrolled at the University of South Florida (U.S.F.) and St. Petersburg Junior College in order to take more courses at once. I took specialized courses at the University and more broad, required classes at the Junior College, all completely funded by merit-based scholarships. While at school, I received the Florida Bright Futures full scholarship, as well as an additional Legacy Scholarship from the Humanities department, a trustee scholarship from the Junior College, and both Presidential and Honors scholarships from the University of South Florida. I received my Associates’ degree in just over a year, in December, graduating on the Dean’s List with High Honors. After that point, I attended courses solely at U.S.F. while still working at the supermarket. At the University, I specialized in the Humanities, and had a ravenous appetite for all knowledge concerned with history, art, literature, music and theatre. My scholarships allowed me to take a great number of classes at once, sometimes as many as twenty-two credit hours per semester, prompting me to finish my Bachelor’s degree three years after I received my high school diploma. I graduated magna c*m laude, with an overall Grade Point Average of 3.757.

Upon my graduation, I received an offer of a full scholarship for graduate school, plus a paid position as a graduate assistant at Tulane University, a well-accredited school in New Orleans. Unfortunately, over the summer between my graduation and my planned matriculation at Tulane, my boyfriend of four years developed a cough which prompted a visit to the doctor’s office. After several tests and minor surgeries, the doctors discovered that my boyfriend was suffering from Hodgkin’s Disease, a type of cancer. As an orphan, my boyfriend had no one else to care for him, and I was reluctant to abandon him in such a state. Since he was unable to maintain treatment in New Orleans, it was necessary for me to remain in the Tampa area.

Unfortunately, I had not planned on attending U.S.F. for graduate school, and consequently had not applied for any scholarships. At such short notice, there was no financial aid available for me for my first semester of graduate school, and I was able to pay for only one course with the money I earned working as a library assistant at the University. I was extremely troubled, not only due to the stress I experienced as a result of my boyfriend’s battle with cancer, but also because I felt as though I was falling behind in my course work and was forfeiting my dream of achieving a graduate degree in Art History and going on to work as a college professor. I was left with little but my family, friends, and faith to help me get through this difficult period in my life.

Fortunately, in spring, I was blessed with some opportunities which served to help me on my path to a productive and complete adulthood. I was offered a job as a graduate teacher at U.S.F., a position that provided a very modest salary, but which included a stipend for 75% of my tuition. This provided me a wonderful opportunity to share my love of learning with other young people while at the same time pursuing my own dream of receiving a graduate degree. I earned twelve credit hours toward my Master’s Degree in Art History at U.S.F. before my boyfriend’s recovery allowed me to continue my education at Tulane University. While I still have a tuition scholarship and a job at the school, I have encountered a great deal of expenses, in terms of fees that run upwards of $1300 per year that I must pay myself, along with aiding my boyfriend with his accumulated medical expenses, and, of course, my own living costs. Because I stayed in Florida with my boyfriend for the first year of my graduate experience and payed for much of my schooling on my own, my savings have been virtually depleted, and I often face a good deal of stress and pressure when attempting to pay my bills each month. In the meantime, though, I have remained active as a graduate student, maintaining a 4.0 unweighted grade point average while partaking in volunteer activities at the Newcomb Gallery and the New Orleans Museum of Art as well as serving as my department’s representative in multiple on-campus student organizations. This past year, I have taught two art-historical survey classes while I completed most of my graduate coursework, and I am now preparing to begin writing my thesis and applying to other schools where I would like to work toward my Doctoral degree.

Recently, my grandmother, a Catholic Daughter for over four decades, brought this scholarship to my notice. It seems like true help from G*d, and would allow me to take more courses at the University without worrying about my inability to pay the related fees. In addition, I would be more able to dedicate some of my own earnings each month to help my boyfriend meet the cost of the medical expenses he has unfortunately accrued. While his illness and the ensuing chaotic changes in my life have certainly been taxing – emotionally, physically, and spiritually – I am very grateful that I have had this opportunity to grow and learn, to help another, yet still persist in meeting my own goals. The experience of the past year has taught me so much about life, love, and faith; important lessons which transcend those I learned in the classroom. I cannot wait to apply what I have learned about life to my educational studies, and this scholarship from the Catholic Daughters will provide me the means by which I can accomplish it.

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Wilkins was a faculty member for several years at the University of Colorado Boulder and Florida Southwestern State College before joining USF’s Honors College in 2015.

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Do Professors lie on their Resumes?

Blog posted by Dr. Steven Mintz, aka Ethics Sage

Ethics in Academe sometimes defies Explanation

Do professors routinely lie on their resumes to get jobs? My gut feeling is it occurs more often than one would expect. I’ve seen it myself in recruiting a new professor who had said he had earned a Ph.D. when he had dropped out of the program at the dissertation stage. Those of us who have gone through the process of writing a dissertation can relate to the pressures it creates and difficulty just surviving the process. Still, that doesn’t excuse lying about it or rationalizing using it to get a job when one doesn’t qualify for the job because of the lack of a Ph.D. Upon questioning the candidate told me that he planned to go back and finish the paper. I told him that maybe I’d plan to hire him after he carries out his plan to finish the degree. That wasn’t a pleasant conversation.

I just read about a disturbing case where last month it was disclosed that a faculty assembly at the University of Iowa’s largest college has approved a motion of censure against the incoming UI president for including inaccuracies on his resume during the recent search process.

Several faculty, student and staff groups on campus have issued “no confidence” votes or other complaints about the recent presidential search process overseen by the Iowa Board of Regents. Those censures, however, have stopped short of directly criticizing Bruce Harreld, who was selected unanimously by the regents September 3 as UI’s 21st president.

I don’t get it. He lies on his resume to get a president’s job at a major college and the Board of Regents doesn’t directly criticize the would-be president for the lie? What am I missing here? Is the Board blaming its own process for the result? It probably should but I doubt that is the motivation. It’s probably to “save face” or draw less attention to what happened. Not very ethical or responsible.

On the other hand, the Faculty Assembly did the right thing. After meeting in closed session the Faculty Assembly of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences unanimously approved the motion against Harreld for failing to uphold “the highest ethical standards” and violating professional ethics by misrepresenting his recent work experience and publication history.

“I think the message is that values and ethics matter,” said Bob McMurray, a professor of psychology. “This is not a call for any action. This is not saying that we will not support President Harreld. … But it is a statement that we expect people to behave with intellectual honesty.”

Now I don’t get it again. It’s as if what the Faculty Assembly giveth (rightly criticizing unethical behavior) it taketh away by backing off and saying they’ll back a president who lied on his resume to get the job. Huh? What am I missing? Talk about a lack of courage and integrity.

Let’s look at the specifics. The two discrepancies listed by the censure motion concern how Harreld described his recent work experience and publication history.

On his resume, Harreld listed his most recent employment as managing principal of Executing Strategy LLC in Avon, Colorado. During his September 1 public forum, Harreld noted the listing had been a mistake. He used the name of a limited liability company that he had been using in Massachusetts but no longer needed now that his clients wanted him to assume liability directly. He allowed that company to lapse.

“So that’s ‘Shame on me.’ I too quickly pulled it out of my head and put it on the resume,” he said. “There’s no Colorado corporation. … It’s me personally working.”

Oh please. You mean to tell me he didn’t have a resume waiting to go before he applied for the UI job? I believe the statement that he “pulled it out of my head and put it on the resume” is an attempt to cover up the lie and make it look more acceptable to the university community. As in most cases of bad acts the explanation for an unethical action is worse than the act itself.

Neither Harreld nor the regents have said anything regarding the faculty assembly’s second charge: that Harreld failed to note on his resume that most of the 12 papers listed under publications were co-authored. Such a failure amounts to claiming sole credit for work this is not yours alone, said Russ Ganim, chairman of the faculty assembly, and is in violation of the rules.

This offense is worse because it cheats co-authors out of a citation they deserve and worked hard to achieve. This is almost as bad as using a student’s paper as the basis for a research publication and not acknowledging the student or getting his/her approval. And by the way that happens all the time.

If you think this is an isolated incident, think again. Back in 2014 a Polk State College professor, David Broxterman, provided a fake diploma and academic transcripts from the University of South Florida on his application to Polk State College. The school hired him in 2009 as a business professor. A close inspection of the diploma reveals that “board” is spelled wrong in one place, and the signature of USF President Judy Genshaft doesn’t match her signature on other diplomas. A spokesperson said in light of the incident, the college will start using a third party to verify all academic transcripts and diplomas before hiring candidates.

Good idea but it’s sad that we have to verify the veracity of those who are supposed mold students into being contributing members of society and better human beings.

The saddest case I’ve heard of, and at one of the most prestigious universities in the world, happened in 2007 when Marilee Jones, the dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, admitted that she had fabricated her own educational credentials, and resigned after nearly three decades at M.I.T. Officials of the institute said she did not have even an undergraduate degree.

“I misrepresented my academic degrees when I first applied to M.I.T. 28 years ago and did not have the courage to correct my résumé when I applied for my current job or at any time since,” Ms. Jones said in a statement posted on the institute’s Web site. “I am deeply sorry for this and for disappointing so many in the M.I.T. community and beyond who supported me, believed in me, and who have given me extraordinary opportunities.”

The action speaks for itself. Beyond that, I have to wonder how someone can rise to the level of a dean without any relevant academic credentials. Does that this mean those credentials are a joke? Why do you need them to get ahead?

I’m reaching the end of my journey in academe and will share my insights and feelings at a later date. For now I’ll go back to my ethics book and maybe write a new case study about these experiences of university folks. Don’t worry, I’ll give them the proper attribution they deserve.

Blog posted by Dr. Steven Mintz, aka Ethics Sage. Professor Mintz teaches in the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

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LS said…
Thank you so much for sharing this. I am not sure what to do with my situation – I feel that my dissertation supervisor has been dishonest with her career and academic records. Different websites that mention her have different credentials that she is supposed to have (I guess). Information on her affiliated institutions also differ (she has attended a program, but has no record of graduating from it, yet still holding a degree from the program, or another degree that is not offered by the institution she claims to have graduated from). I could not report this to damage the operation of my program because she is a department chair, and my relationship with her as I am trying to complete my Ph.D. But working with her without being able to fully trust her has been very stressful, especially since she has provided very little supervision. She does not hire many faculty members and keeps only those who would deter to her, which makes it very difficult for me to work with other faculty members for my dissertation.

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Do Professors Lie on Their Resumes? Dr. Catherine Wilkins, Marilee Jones, David Scott Broxterman, Joseph J. Ellis

Do Professors Lie on Their Resumes? Dr. Catherine Wilkins, Marilee Jones, David Scott Broxterman, Joseph J. Ellis

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The enclosed photograph is the actual fake bald cap that Dr. Catherine Wilkins created, and tried to deceive a cancer patient with. Professor Wilkins bought a skin-colored bald cap, cut off short pieces of her own hair, and then glued them to the bald cap. Dr. Wilkins then covered it with a red bandana and hat. USF Honors Instructor Dr. Wilkins falsely pretended she shaved her head. She wore this cruel fabrication in front of a cancer patient that recently was bald, that lost all of their own hair to ABVD chemotherapy. It was mental abuse perpetrated by Dr. Wilkins. Professor Wilkins then immorally used the cancer patient in more of her lies, in falsifying her school scholarships, and for college career advancement.

Ironically, Dr. Catherine Wilkins teaches classes in Mental Health, one as a popular USF Honors capstone course. Dr. Wilkins also teaches at the Morsani College of Medicine, and Tampa Museum of Art.

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Do Professors lie on their Resumes?

Blog posted by Dr. Steven Mintz, aka Ethics Sage

Ethics in Academe sometimes defies Explanation

Do professors routinely lie on their resumes to get jobs? My gut feeling is it occurs more often than one would expect. I’ve seen it myself in recruiting a new professor. Still, that doesn’t excuse lying about it or rationalizing using it to get a job when one doesn’t qualify for the job. That wasn’t a pleasant conversation.

I just read about a disturbing case where last month it was disclosed that a faculty assembly at the University of Iowa’s largest college has approved a motion of censure against the incoming UI president for including inaccuracies on his resume during the recent search process.

Several faculty, student and staff groups on campus have issued “no confidence” votes or other complaints about the recent presidential search process overseen by the Iowa Board of Regents.

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SEVERE IMMORALITY S*X COVER-UP SPANS MANY YEARS:

USF Honors College Professor Perpetrates then Covers-Up Double Life – Adultery, Scholarship Cheating, Abuses Cancer Patient to Work in Mental Health and Around Other Medical Patients

USF’s brightest students, world’s future leaders taught by dishonorable scholarship-cheating professor Dr. Wilkins.

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USF Dr. Catherine Wilkins Cheats, Lies About Going Into Debt Helping Cancer Patient on Scholarship

* * * Dr. Wilkins fabricates scholarship, commits adultery, uses an artist cancer patient to advance her college art career.

* * * Dr. Wilkins makes fake bald cap, and mentally abuses bald cancer patient.

* * * Dr. Wilkins psychologically damages cancer patient, while patient is near death.

* * * For her deceit, receives credit and recommendations. Now teaches courses in Art, Mental Health, PTSD, and Medicine.

* * * USF Honors College, Tampa Art Museum, Morsani College of Medicine.

* * * USF Honors College Health Professions Students Impacted.

* * * Honors capstone course “Connections: Mental Healthcare, Community Engagement, and Art”

* * * Courses are taught by an instructor that has frequently lied, falsified academic scholarships, escaped accountability, and engaged in adultery, sometimes with USF faculty.

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Dr. Catherine Wilkins lied and unethically used my cancer to advance her college career.

Below is an exact word-for-word transcript from Catherine Wilkins’ falsified college scholarship. In it, Catherine praises herself for taking care of a cancer patient, her boyfriend of four years.

That is a lie.

I am that boyfriend. I am that cancer patient. I have been an artist, going to center for the arts magnet schools and taking AP art courses and studying humanities my entire life, long before Dr. Wilkins was ever an Art Historian or Humanities Instructor.

Dr. Wilkins commends herself for taking care of a “loved one” cancer patient.

Everything about me, and Catherine taking care of me, is a complete fabrication by her. She lied to her own university teachers, professors, and faculty about taking care of me, a cancer patient, in order to get their sympathy and respect. And she lied on her scholarships.

I am just now learning details of this from Dr. Wilkins’ falsified college scholarship, that she deceptively uses me and my condition in.

The only truth: Is that I had cancer. The rest, is fabricated by USF Honors College capstone instructor Dr. Wilkins.

Dr. Catherine Wilkins built her entire college career on lies.

It is unconscionable that Catherine used my struggle with cancer, my life-and-death battle, to promote her college career.

If you think a respected person isn’t capable of this, please look again.

* There are persons, such as:

* * * The sham-story homeless man and couple from GoFundMe (Mark D’Amico, Kate McClure, and Johnny Bobbitt), who for a time the public believed were compassionate saints, and poured money and praise into them. It turned out they invented the whole fake-story for their profit.

* * * Jussie Smollett who faked an elaborate plot in an attempt to advance his career, and gain his own sympathy, and profit. Jussie Smollett did this in a fraudulent attempt to become the face of a movement, and be seen as a cultural hero.

* * * Many have used “False Rapes” to conceal adultery: An internet search will show a multitude of real-life court examples.

* * * A respected and popular professor (David Scott Broxterman) at Polk State College in Lakeland, Florida has been revealed as a fraud after forging documents to fake a doctorate from the University of South Florida (USF).

* * * Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph J. Ellis admitted that he lied to his students and others when he said he had been a combat soldier in Vietnam. ”Perpetuated over many years, his lie about himself clearly violates the ethics of our profession and the integrity we expect of all members of our community,” said a statement posted on the college’s website. ”Misleading students is wrong and nothing can excuse it.”

* * * Former dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Marilee Jones resigned after admitting she fabricated her credentials nearly three decades earlier.

* * * Study says Honor students more likely to cheat. A study released by the University of California, Berkeley reports that some Honors students are risking their academic standings by cheating in order to remain competitive candidates for career prospects and admission into graduate schools. Study says between 40 percent and 70 percent of college students admit to cheating. Previously, struggling students were believed to make up the group more likely to commit academic dishonestly. Now, Honors students and others with higher GPAs make up the greater percentage likely to cheat, according to study.

* * * The teachers and parents in the bribe college-admissions cheating scandal (Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and so many others). Anyone employed at an university should know by now, unfortunately, how extraordinarily ingenious, conniving, unethical, and dishonest students, even faculty and parents (who were former students), can be.

During my several year relationship with Catherine, that almost resulted in marriage, Catherine repeatedly and severely deceived myself, and those around her.

What was Catherine doing while I had cancer? Cheating on me. Committing adultery. Having several affairs. She even had a long-term secret affair with David Brodosi, faculty at USF.

In an attempt to hide her sexual affair with David Brodosi, Catherine Wilkins told me Brodosi raped her.

I told Catherine, she must report David Brodosi for sexual harassment and rape, immediately. Several times, I insisted she file a detailed sexual predator report of David Brodosi.

But the truth turned out to be, their adultery was completely consensual.

Catherine Wilkins’ personal home and University of South Florida’s work computers were filled with months of sexual and erotic emails and text messages to and from David Brodosi. Proving Dr. Wilkins’ adulterous affair was consensual. Catherine and Brodosi discussed intimately their secret “booty calls” as they called them, s*x positions, and traded s*x pictures with each other. Catherine Wilkins admitted to me later that they had consensual s*x. And both Dr. Wilkins and David Brodosi tried to keep it hidden, and cover it up.

Catherine later admitted she loved the illicit thrill, danger, and excitement of cheating. Catherine didn’t care that her adultery was destroying my life, she wanted “the dangerous thrill.”

Catherine Wilkins attempted to get away with cheating, by saying David Brodosi raped her. It instead, was a consensual affair.

There are countless real rape victims, and Catherine tried to appropriate rape, to get out of adultery.

And Catherine had so many other secret lovers, and adulterous affairs that she tried to hide and coverup, while I was dying of cancer.

Professor Catherine Wilkins secretly applied to pose nude for Playboy. There were messages about rockstars autographing her b*****s backstage at a concert. Messages from other secret lovers, and s*x adventures. Dr. Wilkins was going to male strip clubs, singing “It’s Raining Men!” Dr. Wilkins gave local statues f******o and took photos. Catherine Wilkins opened a hidden account on the s*x hookup website, “Adult Friend Finder” for threesomes, orgies, one-night stands, with both men and women. In New Orleans, Dr. Wilkins prowled Bourbon Street looking for sexual attention and assumedly a s*x hookup, in an extremely tight shirt, showing off her b*****s, that in glitter read “VEGAS.”

Dr. Wilkins even had s*x with my friends. When I asked her, why my friend knew what her b*****s and nipples looked like, Dr. Wilkins knowing she was at least partially caught, said “We only flirted online. I emailed him naked pictures of myself. We didn’t have s*x.” This alone is heartbreaking enough. Then when I had to go further and ask, “Then why does my friend know what you sound like during s*x, and how you do specific s*x actions, that I’m only supposed to know about?” Dr. Wilkins was then forced to admit, “We had s*x. I lied.” Then she tried to diminish it, turn it around, and receive pity and sympathy, by saying this person was on anti-depressants, and it affected his erection. Poor Catherine. Her secret lover, a person I knew and used to be friends with, had penile dysfunction. What a way to try for sympathy, when you’re caught cheating and lying.

Her secret affairs went on and on.

There are so many other adulterous and dishonest activities Dr. Wilkins engaged herself in. All while we dated. All while I fought cancer, and struggled to stay alive.

All while she tells those around her, writes on her scholarship, and imagines herself as the faithful, saintly girlfriend and almost-wife taking care of me as I was dying. Catherine wasn’t taking care of me, she was having the time of her life cheating.

Each time I found just a little of Catherine Wilkins’ lies and wrong-doing, I begged her to stop, and to do the right thing. Catherine refused to cease, or do what was right, time and time again. Catherine just continued doing what she wanted, using whoever she wanted, telling whatever lies she wanted, and simply tried harder in her coverups.

The only thing Professor Wilkins learned: Was how to conceal, gaslight, and manipulate better.

Catherine’s method is to tell any lie, obfuscate, deflect, blame, accuse others, and even try to become a victim herself, so she may take flight from accountability, and even profit.

Catherine tried to escape responsibility.

To get away with a lie, Catherine would just tell another lie, or blame someone else, or try to make it seem smaller or innocent, or misdirect.

She would say she stopped a certain lie or dishonest behavior or action, but that again, was only to minimize it. I found time and time again, she continued in it. She did not stop.

These are mind games that destroy. Besides the initial destruction of the illicit deed, the coverup continues further destruction. Catherine wanted to gain through sympathy, but had little sympathy for those she lied to.

Professor Catherine Wilkins knew, ultimately, she could win and do whatever she wanted by lying, cheating, manipulation, and hiding the truth. She need not be accountable if she could just lie, put on the right face, and have no one double-check.

Catherine Wilkins even faked and wrote false letters from her parents. She wrote the letters, pretending to be her parents, using her father and mother’s names, and in their voice. She did this, so her parents would not find out about her lies.

On Dr. Wilkins’ dishonest scholarship, word-for-word, she claims: “The illness of a loved one has depleted my savings and caused a great deal of medical debt which I help pay…”

Catherine did not pay my medical bills, or accrue debt “helping me,” as she states. Catherine states this, because she wanted the money for her own college and life purposes.

Catherine did nothing for me, except impede me finding cancer treatment, impede my chemotherapy, and impede my recovery. Her mind games and tactics truly almost killed me.

Catherine: Cancer is literally a daily life and death struggle. Every little germ counts. Every body cell living, dying, growing, or not, means a whole human, dies or lives, vomits or rests, loses their hair or keeps it, endures pain or heals. Instead, you see the cancer suffered by someone else as a way to gain sympathy, and credit for actions you never did. For care you never gave.

Catherine: You told your teachers, professors, friends, parents, wrote on scholarship applications, how you saintly paid my medical bills until you went into debt, and nursed me while I endured cancer. Lies.

New Orleans Charity Hospital, where you have never stepped a foot inside while I was pumped with chemo, and Charity’s doctors, nurses, and a truly saintly social worker are who paid my bills, treated me, gave me genuine mercy, and let me live more years.

Catherine: Please tell me where adulterous cheating, lying, covering-up, manipulating, taking from, copying, nearly plagiarizing, causing extreme mental anguish to, and gaslighting is considered “caring for a cancer patient.”

Catherine: How can you use and abuse a cancer patient in this manner? As you state in your scholarship and told so many, I was “your loved one.” Really?

Catherine: How many other times did you use me, and lie, for your sympathy, credit, or gain? Countless incidents, I’m sure.

Catherine: The truth is, you treated me as an object to advance yourself. Not as a human being. Only when humans see other humans as stepping stones and objects, can they become so selfish, and treat others so callously, and tell such immense, heartless lies.

This kind of massive, long-term deception absolutely negatively impacts every area of a life.

Catherine: Because of your lying, adultery, coverups, gaslighting, and mind games, I did not get my insurance papers filed in time. This almost became my death sentence. This nearly killed me. You simply said, “Not my fault.”

When I expressed how hard everything was on me, Catherine simply said, “Not my fault.”

Catherine: To me, and every hardship I encountered, and the added difficulty of your lies and adultery, your answer to everything was: “Not my fault.”

To your school, teachers, and scholarships, you made yourself into a saint taking care of a cancer patient and paying all his medical bills. Lies.

Callous, selfish lies.

Catherine and I almost married. She was the love of my life. …Until the day I started to find out she was committing adultery on me, and selfishly and dishonestly appropriating my life to benefit hers.

When there were land or air animals trapped in the water, or wounded in the middle of the road, I introduced Catherine to animal welfare and rescue. I introduced Catherine to vegetarianism. I later spent years assisting animal rescue.

I have been an artist my entire life. I am a multidisciplinary artist. My art and photography are in books, magazines, newspapers, and museums. I spent my entire life in magnet schools for the arts, AP classes (both art and academic), honors programs, and studying and creating art. So, Catherine Wilkins appropriated my life as an artist, to become an Art Historian. Normally, I would be flattered. I would have shared anything with Catherine, especially the arts. I almost shared my entire life with her. I love when I can inspire others to be an artist, or study or appreciate art. Art, is my mission in life.

Art, to me, is one of the most important creations of humankind.

I love when I can inspire anyone to be better.

And as a multidisciplinary artist working in visual, literary, music, and theatre endeavors, that creates and gives everyday of my life, I learned young to thank and credit the artists before and next to me that influenced me. Despite the cliché maxim that great artists steal, I believe great artists homage, thank, share, and credit as well as create original work. Great artists don’t steal, selfish people do.

But Catherine did not share — Catherine stole, copied, lied and hid.

Whenever I did something, Catherine usually secretly appropriated and copied it, without credit.

Stealing is not flattery.

Dr. Wilkins liked the false feeling and praise that many of her ideas occurred by “immaculate conception.”

Deceptive shortcuts in life and esteem.

Catherine Wilkins, by her appropriation, just about plagiarized my life to advance and create hers.

The revelations of Catherine’s lies and adultery became so bad, we even discussed at our wedding, if Catherine could still wear white. If adulterers and liars could wear white at a wedding. Ultimately, the conclusion was: Catherine and I could not marry, because it was impossible to overcome her adultery and ongoing dishonesty.

What did Catherine do when we did not marry, and I ended my relationship with her? I recently found out, Catherine continued her lies, using of me, and resumed dishonestly appropriating my life to benefit hers.

I was in contact with Dr. Wilkins for over a decade, into my early-thirties, until I couldn’t take her falsehoods anymore.

Professor Catherine Wilkins lied and appropriated my cancer to advance her college career.

I learned, Dr. Catherine Wilkins told everyone she was taking care of me. That my cancer and illness was hard on her, not me. Catherine Wilkins: The selfless saint. None of these teachers, school faculty, or people ever met me, except one for just a minute. They all just took Catherine Wilkins’ word as truth.

The first time I got an inkling of this lie, was when I went to USF after I found more evidence of Catherine’s adultery and copying, and questioned her about it. Her Art History professor told me, how Catherine was taking care of me during my illness and how much Catherine was doing for me.

I was at USF to confront Catherine about lying, copying, and adultery, and I am told: “What a saint Catherine is for caring for me in my time of desperate need.”

Before I could respond to Catherine’s teacher, or fully understand the deceit, because it caught me by complete surprise, Catherine whisked me out of the room. Catherine did this every time someone else was about to expose one of her lies, or unknowingly and accidentally reveal a clue to her adultery and affairs, or simply, how Dr. Wilkins was copying my own endeavors without credit. Catherine would quickly remove me from the room, or tell me not to say anything or ask certain questions.

Catherine made herself into a saint, even claiming she went into debt paying for my cancer treatment costs.

In Catherine’s scholarship, she lies: “It seems like true help from G*d … I would be more able to dedicate some of my own earnings each month to help my boyfriend meet the cost of the medical expenses he has unfortunately accrued.”

Who paid for my cancer treatment when almost no hospital would admit me? Charity Hospital in New Orleans.

Catherine did not pay a dime, and accrued absolutely no debt. Not from my medical treatment. Her only debt she cared about, was her school debt.

Who cared for me while I fought for life? The doctors and nurses at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Otherwise, I was completely alone. My landlord in New Orleans even asked me, who is my next-of-kin or emergency contact, in case I die from cancer and chemo. My answer was, “I have no one.” My landlord said, “You must have someone! I have to fill in the emergency contact space of the lease.” I repeated, “I have no one.”

And it was in that New Orleans apartment, alone, and at Charity Hospital, that I begged and struggled to stay alive.

The main motivation I had for living: Art. I was writing a screenplay and a musical. I am a painter and photographer. I kept on with my art studies and creation as I was alone, bald without hair, weak, nearly dying, and nauseous with chemo in my veins.

Catherine was not there, not for a single cancer treatment. Catherine and I talked by phone, and barely. Catherine just kept up her lies by phone.

Catherine: Is there nothing you will not cruelly steal from me and use as yours? Is there nothing you will not lie about?

You even used my cancer?

I almost died, Catherine. I lost all my hair. Chemo burned me up inside. I vomited weekly. The smallest infections nearly killed me.

I had to walk several miles to and from Charity Hospital — alone — for my treatments, walking home weak and always near vomiting after being injected with bags of ABVD chemo. I now have lifelong detrimental effects from cancer, major surgery, and chemotherapy. My lifespan and health is shortened.

And you were not there, you were never there, Catherine.

I was alone, fighting for life, Catherine, as you were busy cheating and lying.

What was truly my time of need, was Catherine’s time to benefit.

Catherine Wilkins turned my cancer, into a way for her to get scholarship money, and school and career advancement.

To me, those images of caring people surrounding a cancer patient with love, are a complete fantasy.

Also on Dr. Wilkins’ dishonest scholarship, she claims: “As an orphan, my boyfriend had no one else to care for him, and I was reluctant to abandon him in such a state.”

Catherine never once concerned herself that I was an orphan, until now, on her scholarship when she felt she could appropriate that, too, to gain more sympathy and profit for herself.

In fact, I was at a huge disadvantage during our entire relationship because of this. Catherine had doting parents that were willing to defend her and ignore, turn a blind eye, or support her lies. I had no one to defend or protect me, no one to stand up for me, or even give me moral support while Catherine was lying and cheating.

Catherine: I was an abused child. My biological parents were abusers. I have been alone my entire life. Do you know how hard it is to be an orphan? To be abused physically, mentally, and sexually your entire childhood?

What kept me alive as an orphan? Art.

Being an abused orphan, physically and sexually, was my first life-and-death struggle.

To you, Catherine, me being an orphan was just another detail you could appropriate into your own lies and stories to gain sympathy for yourself.

What kind of person are you? To try to turn cancer, an orphan, and even rape into lies you can tell others to gain advancement or sympathy for yourself, or to hide adultery.

Catherine: The fact I am an orphan, is not yours to appropriate.

Catherine, you did not know I was raped several times. Not only was I sexually abused by my biological mother until I escaped, I was raped by men over the years, because I was a vulnerable orphan. As a rape victim myself, please do not appropriate “rape” because you and your USF boss wanted “booty calls” and you were caught.

Catherine, to explain that I was raped by men throughout my childhood, and to say it is a painful topic to discuss, is an immense understatement. But you know what? I decided to become stronger from it. I endured it. I became stronger, and I stayed a good person.

And you, Catherine, tell me that David Brodosi, at USF, did this to you. You told me he raped you, forced you onto your knees, and by physical force made you give him oral s*x. Catherine, I am a victim of such a rape. In brutal, real life. To you, you tried to use rape as an excuse to get out of a secret, consensual affair, and try to even get sympathy from me, while you were cheating on me.

As a child, I had a man do that to me, in real life, and threaten to kill me. I was about 7 years-old, the first time. I simply walked into the bathroom by accident, and I was raped. And there were other rapes and abuses I endured throughout my vulnerable life as an orphan. Please do not use a made-up rape story to hide consensual adultery.

Catherine Wilkins: Rape is no small matter.

You were willing to tell any lie, deflect, redirect, manipulate, destroy or use anyone — especially me — to coverup cheating s*x, and to advance your life.

Catherine: How many times could you destroy my heart?

A person only has one heart.

Each time I found out more about your deceits, I told you, even as strong as I am, even steel that is bent and twisted too many times will break. You broke me. I am an adult man, and I know I sound like a naive child when I ask: “Why must humans — carelessly and carefully — damage other humans?”

Catherine: Child abuse hurt me immensely. But: You, broke me.

Professor Wilkins, I will repeat, because you lie about it in your scholarship to imagine yourself as a selfless sacrificer: I was an abused child. You knew that general part. But. Do you know what it is truly like to be: Sexually abused daily and nightly by women and occasionally men? Be beaten and hit until you have bruises and bleed, mentally abused daily, be unloved, deprived of nearly everything from winter clothes and basic household heat in freezing Northern winters, to being deprived of normal nutrition, calories, and vitamins, to being deprived of just a single loving and encouraging touch?

Sometimes when I finally had food at the dining table as a child, even a teenager, I would look at the meal and cry.

Do you know what it is like to be treated inhumanely nearly your entire childhood, by multiple people? Treated as an object that takes up space and time, and costs money, instead of a child with positive dreams, and artistic talents, and a hungry intellect? I survived child abuse because of my love for the arts, and reverence for a better future. Since I was a child, despite my own deprivations and abuse, I wanted to sincerely improve the world around me.

As an orphan without a support system, I quickly learned personal accountability. I had no one to fall back on, only myself. Humans should always be accountable. As an orphan, I had no time for “fun.” But to me: “Fun” was art, and studying. I had so much work to do, so much art to create, so much to happily learn, so far I wanted to climb, so much “future” to carve out. So everyday counted.

As an abused orphan, I had no one to be proud of me. So I learned, I had to be proud of my own actions.

As an abused orphan, and the tremendous pain and suffering I endured, I learned young not to hurt others. Not to repeat the cycle, not to make excuses, but to make and do positive endeavors. And show and teach by example.

I ask you again, Dr. Wilkins, because on your college scholarship, you clearly state I was an orphan, and that you, Catherine, did not want to abandon me “in such a state” while I was enduring cancer, and that was a main reason you were seeking your scholarship. This scholarship you hid, and I was only recently informed about. You talk of how you suffered. You express your sacrifices. Really?

Catherine, you have deceptively and cruelly turned my horrendous child abuse, into your own application for sympathy and gain. How could you? How can you turn my nightmare as a youth, into a made-up fable in your own life so you can look better on a scholarship? How many other college scholarships did you outright lie and exaggerate on? How many other times did you use me, and the pain in my life, to further and benefit your own life?

Catherine: When I was physically raped, and threatened with being killed as a child, if I ever spoke out — to end and free myself from that abuse and danger, each time as a child, I had to run away from home after home, and occasionally endure life being a homeless kid. No easy task. But. Child abuse was straightforward. Your form of mental rape and abuse goes on-and-on in my life. I keep finding out, even now, how you have lied and used me.

I asked you to report David Brodosi as a s*x offender. Instead, I find countless consensual sexual messages between you and he, and I accidentally open a vast world of your cheating, lying, sexual adventures, and adultery. A world I never wanted to open.

Dr. Wilkins continues: “Since he was unable to maintain treatment in New Orleans, it was necessary for me to remain in the Tampa area.”

This is a lie.

Catherine lied on the location, because she needed the scholarship for her own location at USF in Florida. I received all of my cancer treatment in New Orleans at Charity Hospital. Dr. Robert Veith, MD was the oncologist that treated me and saved my life multiple times.

Catherine Wilkins never stepped a foot inside Charity Hospital. She was not there, when I took a taxi in the middle of the night and admitted myself — alone — and desperately begged the emergency room doctor to take me to an oncologist and save me.

Catherine was not there, when during my cancer treatment, and because of it, my blood count plummeted, and I had to take an emergency midnight taxi again, because I developed a serious infection and my body was boiling from fever. I was alone, and literally only a few hours from death. Dr. Veith suddenly appeared at the hospital, in the middle of night, put me on antibiotics, and saved my life yet again. Even now, I cry with gratitude for Dr. Robert Veith. Dr. Veith is human kindness and compassion.

Catherine Wilkins never met Dr. Robert Veith, nor even asked the names of my doctors and nurses. She didn’t care. Her answer to me for everything, and every pain in my soul I endured was: “Not my fault.” And Catherine was certainly not there for my recovery, as she deceptively states she was in her scholarship.

I struggled from nausea, chemical smells and tastes, trying not to vomit. After each treatment, being filled with chemo, I walked myself two miles home alone. During the long walk, which was mostly along a highway and major traffic roads, I smelled car exhaust fumes, which only intensified my stomach’s constant need to retch and gag from ABVD.

One day, I woke up and brushed my hair, as usual. In one stroke, it all came out. I lost all my hair in one go. But for a few ridiculous strands that I tried to keep, I was now bald.

Catherine wasn’t there. I called her on the phone, and told her I lost my hair. I told her how hard this was, how much pain I was in.

She listened, but she didn’t really care.

Catherine just said, “I don’t have anything to do with you losing your hair.”

I felt more and more isolated. I felt as if I was on Pluto, far from sun or warmth, far from people. I received great compassion from the oncologists and nurses at Charity Hospital, but that was only for the brief minutes they tested me, put me into scanning machines, or injected needles. Any other moments, I was utterly alone.

Weeks after I lost all of my hair from chemo, Catherine said to prove her love, commitment, and solidarity with me, she would shave her head.

Instead, Catherine Wilkins snipped short locks of her hair, glued these short pieces of hair to a skin-colored bald cap, and tried to finish the illusion with a hat.

Who the h**l is heartless enough, conniving enough, to do this fake act to a cancer patient? Catherine Wilkins made a fake bald cap, trying to pass it to me as her real shaved head, as I was dying of chemo and without my own hair.

I asked Catherine to take off the hat. Then I asked Catherine to take off the bald cap she created. Her several-feet length of brown hair was simply pinned beneath. Then I asked her to leave.

I was fighting for my life, everyday.

When I was in the cancer ward at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, I watched how a young boyfriend took care of his bald girlfriend who was also struggling for her life. He loved her. I overheard him tell the nurse how he bought his girlfriend face masks, he made sure she took extra vitamins, and he constantly sprayed disinfectant and cleansed surfaces, so her weakened immune system would be protected.

As I watched the love this young couple had for each other, that this young, devoted man had for his girlfriend and her health… All I thought is: I have no one. I am alone. My girlfriend isn’t here. She’s not doing any of that. Catherine is having affairs on me. I have cancer, and Catherine is cheating on me.

Another reason Professor Wilkins couldn’t be there for me during chemo:

Catherine Wilkins later told me on the phone, that she quit college, and joined the Army and was accepted into “Delta Force.” Her father was in the Army Special Forces decades ago as a Green Beret, so I mostly believed her, but with much reservation. From then on, we could only speak on the phone, at certain hours. She described to me she was in basic training, and some of her military lessons, such as laying in the dirt, and searching for landmines by slipping a knife into the soil in front of her. She said how the drill instructors would play games with the recruits, her being one of the Army recruits, by suddenly turning the showers ice cold while she was in it. I was proud, but again a bit confused, by this new Delta Force Army recruit named Catherine Wilkins. I thought: Maybe Catherine won’t cheat while in the Army, and the Army will instill values into her. Catherine and I could only meet in hotel rooms infrequently when she got “leave.” Mostly it was just phone calls. I’m sure she got all her basic training information from her father, who really was in the Army Special Forces. Dr. Wilkins obviously never quit college, or joined the Army.

How did I find out Dr. Wilkins never quit college, or joined the Army? I was walking home after a long evening at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, to lay down and rest from my treatment. I need to cross Bourbon Street to get to my apartment. I bumped into Dr. Wilkins prowling Bourbon Street looking for sexual attention, and assumedly a s*x hookup, in an extremely tight shirt, showing off her b*****s, that in glitter read “VEGAS.”

Shocked, Dr. Wilkins simply admitted, “Yeah. I lied about joining the Army. I’m going to Tulane.” That was the only truth she divulged. Of course Dr. Wilkins told me other lies that evening. On her skimpy outfit that revealed her b*****s, Dr. Wilkins said: “I didn’t do my laundry, all mine are dirty, so I had to borrow a friend’s clothes. She’s smaller than me, and this is all she had.” I simply walked away, and let her continue prowling for s*x. My heart, and health, couldn’t take it.

Numerous times I was literally hours from death from infections, fevers, low blood counts, and chemo. And Dr. Wilkins is having fun looking for s*x or sexual attention on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Dr. Wilkins didn’t want anything to do with caring for me during my cancer treatments, or even treating me as a human, instead of an object to use and benefit her college career. She was only concerned about advancing herself in college. She didn’t have time for both cancer and college.

But Dr. Wilkins could lie about both.

For Dr. Wilkins, it saves a lot of time and effort, to just lie or copy.

Then, I recently learned, Catherine Wilkins blatantly lied in a scholarship praising herself for being the devoted, selfless girlfriend that loved me and paid my bills, and sacrificed hugely for myself and my health.

I learned Catherine was telling her college teachers how compassionately she was taking care of me, how difficult and demanding it was for herself to help me through my illness.

Nothing is farther from truth.

Catherine: Do you know how this feels?

It is being raped. You raped my spirit and my mental health repeatedly.

I had cancer, fought for life, and you cheated on me and lied to me daily.

Catherine: You even lied about shaving your head to show commitment to a cancer patient, and instead, you created a fake bald cap. You literally glued tiny pieces of your hair to a bald cap. How many atrocities can you commit towards a patient of cancer?

And now I found out, I was being used falsely in a college scholarship application, so an adulterer, and someone that did no such good deeds, can advance themselves.

Catherine: How could you? Why?

How could you tell people you were taking care of me, when you were cheating on me the whole time? How could you try to get scholarship money this way?

How could you tell people you were in debt for paying my medical bills, when you were never even at one of my chemo treatments? Not one. Ever.

Catherine: All you ever wanted was to advance yourself. You succeeded by lying, manipulating, and using my cancer.

Even appropriating my life as an artist, and the fact I am an orphan.

There is nothing Professor Wilkins wouldn’t do, if it meant she could gain, feed her ego and impress peers, imagine herself as a selfless saint, or hide deceit.

Except for the angels at Charity Hospital, I had absolutely no support during my cancer treatments and recovery.

Catherine didn’t care about me. Dr. Wilkins cared about becoming a college professor by any hook, crook, scheme, or lie.

Catherine Wilkins: My battle with cancer, is not yours to use, advance yourself with, or appropriate.

Below… The word-for-word transcript of Catherine’s falsified scholarship (everything about her “care” for a cancer patient is a complete lie fabricated by her):

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Table of Contents
Reasons for Applying for the CDA Scholarship
Supplement to Scholarship Application for Catherine Wilkins

1. The illness of a loved one has depleted my savings and caused a great deal of medical debt which I help pay, while at the same time impeding my graduate education and making my progress as a student somewhat difficult.

2. My position as a graduate teacher is very rewarding in that it enables me to share my love of learning with fellow young people; however, it does not cover the full cost of my school fees and living expenses.

3. I fear that my dream of earning a graduate degree and becoming a college professor might not be realized without further financial aid.

Supplement to Scholarship Application for Catherine Wilkins

My name is Catherine Wilkins. I enrolled as a graduate student at Tulane University in New Orleans, pursuing a Master of the Arts degree in Art History.

I lived in the Tampa Bay area my entire life before moving away for graduate school, born into a wonderfully large and caring extended family. My family raised me very well, and taught me principles of love, wisdom, and faith from a very early age. In part due to their dedication( to my upbringing, I was able to skip first grade, going directly to second grade from Kindergarten. From grade school onward, I attended Catholic schools, where I was educated both intellectually and spiritually. During my time at St. Petersburg Catholic High School, I began assisting as a volunteer at a local soup kitchen, as well as at a tennis camp for young children. Additional extracurricular activities during that time period included employment of thirty five hours per week at Publix Supermarkets, membership on the high school tennis team, enrollment in the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society), and volunteer work for several environmental agencies.

I graduated high school third in my class, with highest honors and a special departmental award in English, just after my seventeenth birthday. In the fall, I dual-enrolled at the University of South Florida (U.S.F.) and St. Petersburg Junior College in order to take more courses at once. I took specialized courses at the University and more broad, required classes at the Junior College, all completely funded by merit-based scholarships. While at school, I received the Florida Bright Futures full scholarship, as well as an additional Legacy Scholarship from the Humanities department, a trustee scholarship from the Junior College, and both Presidential and Honors scholarships from the University of South Florida. I received my Associates’ degree in just over a year, in December, graduating on the Dean’s List with High Honors. After that point, I attended courses solely at U.S.F. while still working at the supermarket. At the University, I specialized in the Humanities, and had a ravenous appetite for all knowledge concerned with history, art, literature, music and theatre. My scholarships allowed me to take a great number of classes at once, sometimes as many as twenty-two credit hours per semester, prompting me to finish my Bachelor’s degree three years after I received my high school diploma. I graduated magna c*m laude, with an overall Grade Point Average of 3.757.

Upon my graduation, I received an offer of a full scholarship for graduate school, plus a paid position as a graduate assistant at Tulane University, a well-accredited school in New Orleans. Unfortunately, over the summer between my graduation and my planned matriculation at Tulane, my boyfriend of four years developed a cough which prompted a visit to the doctor’s office. After several tests and minor surgeries, the doctors discovered that my boyfriend was suffering from Hodgkin’s Disease, a type of cancer. As an orphan, my boyfriend had no one else to care for him, and I was reluctant to abandon him in such a state. Since he was unable to maintain treatment in New Orleans, it was necessary for me to remain in the Tampa area.

Unfortunately, I had not planned on attending U.S.F. for graduate school, and consequently had not applied for any scholarships. At such short notice, there was no financial aid available for me for my first semester of graduate school, and I was able to pay for only one course with the money I earned working as a library assistant at the University. I was extremely troubled, not only due to the stress I experienced as a result of my boyfriend’s battle with cancer, but also because I felt as though I was falling behind in my course work and was forfeiting my dream of achieving a graduate degree in Art History and going on to work as a college professor. I was left with little but my family, friends, and faith to help me get through this difficult period in my life.

Fortunately, in spring, I was blessed with some opportunities which served to help me on my path to a productive and complete adulthood. I was offered a job as a graduate teacher at U.S.F., a position that provided a very modest salary, but which included a stipend for 75% of my tuition. This provided me a wonderful opportunity to share my love of learning with other young people while at the same time pursuing my own dream of receiving a graduate degree. I earned twelve credit hours toward my Master’s Degree in Art History at U.S.F. before my boyfriend’s recovery allowed me to continue my education at Tulane University. While I still have a tuition scholarship and a job at the school, I have encountered a great deal of expenses, in terms of fees that run upwards of $1300 per year that I must pay myself, along with aiding my boyfriend with his accumulated medical expenses, and, of course, my own living costs. Because I stayed in Florida with my boyfriend for the first year of my graduate experience and payed for much of my schooling on my own, my savings have been virtually depleted, and I often face a good deal of stress and pressure when attempting to pay my bills each month. In the meantime, though, I have remained active as a graduate student, maintaining a 4.0 unweighted grade point average while partaking in volunteer activities at the Newcomb Gallery and the New Orleans Museum of Art as well as serving as my department’s representative in multiple on-campus student organizations. This past year, I have taught two art-historical survey classes while I completed most of my graduate coursework, and I am now preparing to begin writing my thesis and applying to other schools where I would like to work toward my Doctoral degree.

Recently, my grandmother, a Catholic Daughter for over four decades, brought this scholarship to my notice. It seems like true help from G*d, and would allow me to take more courses at the University without worrying about my inability to pay the related fees. In addition, I would be more able to dedicate some of my own earnings each month to help my boyfriend meet the cost of the medical expenses he has unfortunately accrued. While his illness and the ensuing chaotic changes in my life have certainly been taxing – emotionally, physically, and spiritually – I am very grateful that I have had this opportunity to grow and learn, to help another, yet still persist in meeting my own goals. The experience of the past year has taught me so much about life, love, and faith; important lessons which transcend those I learned in the classroom. I cannot wait to apply what I have learned about life to my educational studies, and this scholarship from the Catholic Daughters will provide me the means by which I can accomplish it.

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Wilkins was a faculty member for several years at the University of Colorado Boulder and Florida Southwestern State College before joining USF’s Honors College in 2015.

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Do Professors lie on their Resumes?

Blog posted by Dr. Steven Mintz, aka Ethics Sage

Ethics in Academe sometimes defies Explanation

Do professors routinely lie on their resumes to get jobs? My gut feeling is it occurs more often than one would expect. I’ve seen it myself in recruiting a new professor who had said he had earned a Ph.D. when he had dropped out of the program at the dissertation stage. Those of us who have gone through the process of writing a dissertation can relate to the pressures it creates and difficulty just surviving the process. Still, that doesn’t excuse lying about it or rationalizing using it to get a job when one doesn’t qualify for the job because of the lack of a Ph.D. Upon questioning the candidate told me that he planned to go back and finish the paper. I told him that maybe I’d plan to hire him after he carries out his plan to finish the degree. That wasn’t a pleasant conversation.

I just read about a disturbing case where last month it was disclosed that a faculty assembly at the University of Iowa’s largest college has approved a motion of censure against the incoming UI president for including inaccuracies on his resume during the recent search process.

Several faculty, student and staff groups on campus have issued “no confidence” votes or other complaints about the recent presidential search process overseen by the Iowa Board of Regents. Those censures, however, have stopped short of directly criticizing Bruce Harreld, who was selected unanimously by the regents September 3 as UI’s 21st president.

I don’t get it. He lies on his resume to get a president’s job at a major college and the Board of Regents doesn’t directly criticize the would-be president for the lie? What am I missing here? Is the Board blaming its own process for the result? It probably should but I doubt that is the motivation. It’s probably to “save face” or draw less attention to what happened. Not very ethical or responsible.

On the other hand, the Faculty Assembly did the right thing. After meeting in closed session the Faculty Assembly of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences unanimously approved the motion against Harreld for failing to uphold “the highest ethical standards” and violating professional ethics by misrepresenting his recent work experience and publication history.

“I think the message is that values and ethics matter,” said Bob McMurray, a professor of psychology. “This is not a call for any action. This is not saying that we will not support President Harreld. … But it is a statement that we expect people to behave with intellectual honesty.”

Now I don’t get it again. It’s as if what the Faculty Assembly giveth (rightly criticizing unethical behavior) it taketh away by backing off and saying they’ll back a president who lied on his resume to get the job. Huh? What am I missing? Talk about a lack of courage and integrity.

Let’s look at the specifics. The two discrepancies listed by the censure motion concern how Harreld described his recent work experience and publication history.

On his resume, Harreld listed his most recent employment as managing principal of Executing Strategy LLC in Avon, Colorado. During his September 1 public forum, Harreld noted the listing had been a mistake. He used the name of a limited liability company that he had been using in Massachusetts but no longer needed now that his clients wanted him to assume liability directly. He allowed that company to lapse.

“So that’s ‘Shame on me.’ I too quickly pulled it out of my head and put it on the resume,” he said. “There’s no Colorado corporation. … It’s me personally working.”

Oh please. You mean to tell me he didn’t have a resume waiting to go before he applied for the UI job? I believe the statement that he “pulled it out of my head and put it on the resume” is an attempt to cover up the lie and make it look more acceptable to the university community. As in most cases of bad acts the explanation for an unethical action is worse than the act itself.

Neither Harreld nor the regents have said anything regarding the faculty assembly’s second charge: that Harreld failed to note on his resume that most of the 12 papers listed under publications were co-authored. Such a failure amounts to claiming sole credit for work this is not yours alone, said Russ Ganim, chairman of the faculty assembly, and is in violation of the rules.

This offense is worse because it cheats co-authors out of a citation they deserve and worked hard to achieve. This is almost as bad as using a student’s paper as the basis for a research publication and not acknowledging the student or getting his/her approval. And by the way that happens all the time.

If you think this is an isolated incident, think again. Back in 2014 a Polk State College professor, David Broxterman, provided a fake diploma and academic transcripts from the University of South Florida on his application to Polk State College. The school hired him in 2009 as a business professor. A close inspection of the diploma reveals that “board” is spelled wrong in one place, and the signature of USF President Judy Genshaft doesn’t match her signature on other diplomas. A spokesperson said in light of the incident, the college will start using a third party to verify all academic transcripts and diplomas before hiring candidates.

Good idea but it’s sad that we have to verify the veracity of those who are supposed mold students into being contributing members of society and better human beings.

The saddest case I’ve heard of, and at one of the most prestigious universities in the world, happened in 2007 when Marilee Jones, the dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, admitted that she had fabricated her own educational credentials, and resigned after nearly three decades at M.I.T. Officials of the institute said she did not have even an undergraduate degree.

“I misrepresented my academic degrees when I first applied to M.I.T. 28 years ago and did not have the courage to correct my résumé when I applied for my current job or at any time since,” Ms. Jones said in a statement posted on the institute’s Web site. “I am deeply sorry for this and for disappointing so many in the M.I.T. community and beyond who supported me, believed in me, and who have given me extraordinary opportunities.”

The action speaks for itself. Beyond that, I have to wonder how someone can rise to the level of a dean without any relevant academic credentials. Does that this mean those credentials are a joke? Why do you need them to get ahead?

I’m reaching the end of my journey in academe and will share my insights and feelings at a later date. For now I’ll go back to my ethics book and maybe write a new case study about these experiences of university folks. Don’t worry, I’ll give them the proper attribution they deserve.

Blog posted by Dr. Steven Mintz, aka Ethics Sage. Professor Mintz teaches in the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Posted at 06:00 AM in Business ethics

Tags: academic ethics, ethics sage, lying on resume, Steven Mintz, university governance

Comments

LS said…
Thank you so much for sharing this. I am not sure what to do with my situation – I feel that my dissertation supervisor has been dishonest with her career and academic records. Different websites that mention her have different credentials that she is supposed to have (I guess). Information on her affiliated institutions also differ (she has attended a program, but has no record of graduating from it, yet still holding a degree from the program, or another degree that is not offered by the institution she claims to have graduated from). I could not report this to damage the operation of my program because she is a department chair, and my relationship with her as I am trying to complete my Ph.D. But working with her without being able to fully trust her has been very stressful, especially since she has provided very little supervision. She does not hire many faculty members and keeps only those who would deter to her, which makes it very difficult for me to work with other faculty members for my dissertation.

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