The notion raises hackles in some parts of academe. “It smells to me a lot like taking steroids for physical prowess,” said Barbara Prudhomme White, an associate professor of occupational therapy at the University of New Hampshire, who has studied the abuse of Ritalin by college students. With the recent revelations about the use of performance-enhancing drugs in professional baseball, she sees parallels between striving athletes and faculty members.
Muller is calling for a federal investigation of the Leiter citation rankings discussed so extensively on these legal interwebs and in recent Blawg Reviews. Tainted rankings? Asterisks on the records? Oh, the shame of it all!