Degree Mills--Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Monday, November 14th, 2005
Allen Ezell
4:00 pm

Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center 919 W. Illinois St. Urbana

Event Description

Alan Ezell will define the major characteristics of a Degree Mill, and discuss why DMs are a problem, why we have them, what types exist, and how to identify their red flags.  He will include a history of the FBI's DIPSCAM taskforce and the federal statues used in the investigation.  Included in this detailed picture of DMs will be a close look at academic accreditation, the specific example in Miami concerning fraudulent academic credit for school teachers, and a look at who sets up shop in our nation's capital.  Ezell will discuss which states have strong laws/enforcement, and those that do not, a look at Credential Services, who counterfeit degrees and transcripts from legitimate universities, and what you can do to stop this lucrative criminal enterprise.
WILL-AM580 FOCUS interview with Allen Ezell

Allen Ezell

Co-author of Degree Mills: The Billion-Dollar Industry That Has Sold Over a Million Fake Diplomas