Please support Dr. Janice Harper

Janice Harper was an Assistant Professor with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, who was denied tenure earlier this spring and fired from her position with the university on July 31, 2009.  An anthropologist, Dr. Harper has made valuable contributions to medical and environmental issues through her teaching and scholarship. In the course of her tenure evaluation Dr. Harper was subjected to a Homeland Security investigation. No evidence of criminal activity was found. A report by the University of Tennessee’s Faculty Senate Appeals Committee (June 15, 2009) has fully exonerated Dr. Harper. The Faculty Senate Appeals Committee’s report describes multiple violations of university procedure and supports claims that Dr. Harper was denied a fair tenure evaluation.

Counterpunch article by David Price (anthropologist) on Janice Harper’s case

Janice Harper’s Faculty Profile

Petition in support of Janice Harper


3 thoughts on “Please support Dr. Janice Harper

  1. jesseehunter says:

    Any idea where Dr. Harper is now? I’m a former student and have kept up with her as I could over the years, but have lost touch since she left Knoxville. My email is Any information on her whereabouts and how to contact would be very much appreciated.

    Jesse Hunter


    • Jesse,

      I’m in touch with Janice. I don’t think she has e-mail yet, but I’ll pass on your e-mail address to her. Meanwhile, if there’s anything urgent, just let me know.



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