Three Dartmouth psychology professors placed on paid leave

  • ** FILE ** Students walk across the green at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., in this Sept. 30, 2003, file photo. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot/File) TOBY TALBOT

Staff Report
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hanover — Dartmouth College has put three psychology professors on paid leave and restricted their access to campus as it investigates potential “serious misconduct,” college officials said today.

Professors Todd Heatherton, Bill Kelley and Paul Whalen have all been placed on paid leave during the inquiry, Dartmouth spokeswoman Diana Lawrence said in a statement.

“Dartmouth has restricted their access to campus pending the conclusion of ongoing investigations into allegations of serious misconduct. We are engaged in a thorough and impartial process that protects the rights of all parties and promotes the safety of our campus community,” the statement said.

Heatherton is the Lincoln Filene Professor in Human Relations in Dartmouth’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Kelley and Whalen are also professors of psychological and brain sciences, according to the Dartmouth website.


Published at 2:25 p.m. This post was updated at 3:50 p.m. to reflect that the professors have been placed on paid leave and were not suspended.