Joshua Katz

Status: Resolved
Institution: Princeton University
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities
Specific Discipline: Linguistics
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal); Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Specific Outcome: "Katz confirmed Friday that he had a consensual romantic relationship with a student that “violated the university’s rules,” which prohibit faculty-student relationships, and received a year-long unpaid suspension in 2018-2019, which appeared as a standard period of faculty leave. "

"Princeton University’s Board of Trustees voted Monday to fire Joshua Katz, Cotsen Professor in the Humanities, effective immediately.

The university said in a statement that the dismissal followed an investigation initiated in February 2021 after Princeton received a detailed written complaint from an alumna who had a consensual relationship with Katz while she was an undergraduate under his academic supervision.

That relationship was the focus of a 2018 disciplinary proceeding against Katz, which resulted in a penalty of unpaid suspension in 2018–19 and three years of probation following his return, Princeton said."
Last updated: May 24, 2022 8:08 am