Deandre Poole accepted a teaching position beginning with the 2013 summer
term, announced Heather Coltman, interim dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College
of Arts and Letters in a written statement released by the university Friday
"I understand this decision may not be popular with all members of the
community," said Coltman. "But it was based on months of thorough research and
Poole came under fire after a student in his intercultural communications
class refused to participate in the exercise.
FAU defended Poole, saying the "Jesus" exercise was part of a chapter dealing
with the power of certain words.
However, when the controversy attracted national media attention and a
request from Gov. Rick Scott for a detailed report on the issue from state
university system Chancellor Frank Brogan, the university reversed itself,
apologized for the lesson and banned it from future classes.
Poole was placed on paid administrative leave after receiving