Raymond Taylor, a part-time accounting instructor at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, was arrested on December 6 for allegedly taking off all of his clothes during an accounting class on November 30. A student in the class complained to a university official about the incident, leading to his arrest on a charge of public indecency. He was arrested while on campus. After spending a night in the Cobb County jail, he was released on $5,000 bond. The university has terminated his employment.
Mr. Taylor has not yet been proven guilty in a court of law. However, he is guilty in the court of public opinion.
I’ve been teaching accounting classes for over 30 years, and I know of no academic or instructional reason for an accounting instructor to get naked in class. Nor do I know of any reason why a student would get naked in class.
Mr. Taylor appears to be a slim, soft-spoken man in his sixties. At this time, it is simply unknown what, if anything, went on in his classroom.
If the charges are anywhere near true, it puts our minds in a tizzy. Did any of his former students approve of his radical approach? What point was he trying to make as he exposed himself? Perhaps he was making a point about IRS (I’m really sexy). Perhaps he was discussing assets and decided to show his. Given his age, perhaps he was talking about liabilities. Perhaps he was discussing accounting pornography Who knows?
I wonder if he was more or less revealing than the new TSA body scanning and pat down procedures.
I’ve never tried this instructional technique. I’m quite sure my students would be grossed out and become sickened, thereby lowering my class evaluation scores. If I looked as good as Bob Jensen, though, I might try it.
Debit and credit – - David Albrecht