Interestingly Bond University has a new name for its business and IT faculties, The Faculty of Business, Technology & Sustainable Development, but apparently didn’t like Professor Jenkins’ very public opinion on the subject of sustainable development. For his opinion, Professor Jenkins received an official reprimand from the Bond University Registrar and then was informed last Friday that his adjunct status had been revoked.
And sure enough, he’s not listed as an adjunct professor in the School of IT.
But it’s not because his adjunct status has just been revoked.
I searched Bond University’s web site when his article was published and he wasn’t listed then either. I found a page from 2007 on archive.org that listed him as an adjunct professor in the school of IT. So it seems his adjunct position was terminated some time after that but before he wrote his article for the Australian. And he was never an adjunct professor of virology.
I asked Jenkins what faculty at Bond he was attached to and he told me that he was a “roving” adjunct professor. I asked him these follow up questions:
Bond has a web page listing adjunct professors — you are not on it.
Perhaps that is a mistake, but surely one you would want to correct?
Is there someone at Bond I could contact to confirm your status there?
I can’t find any record of a PhD thesis by you on the ADT database.
Could you tell me where you did it and when it was awarded? Similarly
for your MD and BSc. I have heard of a University Medal, but not a
University Prize. Could you explain what this is, and where and when
it was awarded?
Jenkins did not reply.
I suspect that Jenkins was not reprimanded by Bond for the opinion he expressed, but for claiming to be an adjunct professor when he was not.
Jon Jenkins, PhD, MD, computer modelling – virology, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Macquarie doesn’t award MDs and he didn’t list an MD on his page at Bond, so that may be a mistake.