Education: The Polished Prof

To Dean William Taeusch of Ohio's little (1,000 students) College of Wooster, the new history instructor seemed just about perfect. He was a suave, scholarly Briton named Robert Peters. He had an impressive Oxford accent and an even more impressive array of credentials. A letter from Oxford's Magdalen College stated that he had an M.A. He apparently had another master's degree from the University of Adelaide in Australia. His specialty was medieval church history.

As far as Dean Taeusch could see, Peters lived up fully to his credentials. His Western civilization lectures were so polished that students flocked to hear them. He...

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