Several people have brought this Tumblr to my attention. Written by a former student of mine, it makes the claim that I had a sexual relationship with “Meagan” (a pseudonym) while she was my student in 2011. It also claims that I had sexual relationships with other students as well. This is true.
Until recently, I maintained that I had stopped having sex with students enrolled in my classes in 1998. That is not true; I started sleeping with students again in 2008.
I have no intention of naming names or of discussing numbers, save to say that the allegations the pseudonymous “Meagan” makes are mostly true and that I did indeed have sex with more than one adult student. There is no excuse for this behavior, and I do not expect anyone to defend it.
I will convey this information to the college, and I expect this will be a factor in discussions about my future as an history instructor.
I am deeply sorry for having maintained a lie for so long, and extend my apologies to the many whom I’ve wronged, including those who fiercely defended me against charges that turned out to be true. I ask that the harassment of “Meagan” — something for which I absolutely never asked — cease immediately.