An education professor fired from LSU for creating a “hostile learning environment” by using explicit language told HuffPost Live on Wednesday that she did her job “well” and never harassed any student.
Warning: Video contains some profanity.
Teresa Buchanan, who specializes in early childhood education and trains elementary school teachers, was dismissed effective June 19.
LSU said she was fired not only for isolated incidents of using curse words and making sexually themed jokes but also because of “documented evidence of a history of inappropriate behavior that included verbal abuse, intimidation and harassment of our students.”
The top national organization of university professors has urged LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander to reconsider the firing, saying it places the university well outside of the “mainstream of our secular research universities.”