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Re: Phil Imbrogno Caught Fabricating MIT

From: Steve Sawyer <stevesaw.nul>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2011 10:46:49 -0700
Archived: Sat, 09 Jul 2011 19:19:44 -0400
Subject: Re: Phil Imbrogno Caught Fabricating MIT


>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 08:57:49 -0500
>Subject: Re: Phil Imbrogno Caught Fabricating MIT Credentials

>>From: David Biedny <dbiedny.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 16:03:51 -0400
>>Subject: Phil Imbrogno Caught Fabricating MIT Credentials

>>I've heard that Phil Imbrogno has apparently been caught making
>>up his MIT degree and professional associations, and has hastily
>>departed the field, leaving his Djinn book co-author in the
>>lurch, and doing untold damage to an area of study that could
>ill-afford any further humiliation.

>>Just thought you'd all like to know...

>David,

>What do you mean by "I've heard"? Is this true, or isn't it?

>Jerry Clark

Although there are some unclear elements to this story so far,
it does appear that Philip J. Imbrogno has misrepresented and
lied about his educational credentials, both undergraduate and
post-graduate. He has no Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate
degrees in the fields or colleges he has claimed. His co-author
on his last two books, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, has discontinued
her research and writing collaboration with Imbrogno, stating on
her djinnuniverse.com website, "Philip J. Imbrogno, co-author of
The Vengeful Djinn, has informed me that he is withdrawing from
the paranormal and will no longer be involved in research,
including the Djinn. I have ended my research and writing
collaboration with him."

After Googling around the net today, it seems doubts about
Imbrogno's claims about his higher educational credentials, such
as an alleged PhD in theoretical chemistry from M.I.T., have
been quietly circulating for some time, although it was Lance
Moody, a skeptic (some would say debunker), who it seems first
made a direct inquiry to MIT to try to find out if he had either
attended college there or received either a masters or doctoral
degree as Imbrogno has claimed, and that MIT sent him a letter
stating there were no records of Imbrogno having either attended
MIT or receiving any degree from the institute.

Moody leaked this info to some persons asking that they keep it
confidential, but Gene Steinberg of theparacast.com site
mentioned it to his co-host Chris O'Brien, and they held the
info in confidence until they both were able to independently
verify it and subsequently revealed it publicly. It now seems
that at least two other people have, by direct phone inquiry and
online alumni verification services, confirmed that Imbrogno
also did not receive other claimed degrees (a B.A. in Astronomy
from University of Texas, and a B.S. in Earth Sciences from
Boston College). It would appear these false claims about his
alleged credentials may be just the tip of the iceberg, and
bring his research and writing into obvious question. Imbrogno
has, so far, for the week this story has been emerging, chosen
to remain publicly silent about these allegations.

Although he refers to himself as a "science educator", with
advanced degrees, it appears he is a middle school earth
sciences teacher at Winward School in White Plains, New York, a
school that specializes in teaching children with language-based
learning disabilities.

There is much more detail and discussion at the Paracast forum
beginning with this link:

http://tinyurl.com/3lvgohy


Steve



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