Poshard defends dissertation against plagiarism charges – Campus

The student paper at Southern Illinois University publishes an analysis, assisted by an anonymous source, of evidence of plagiarism in the dissertation written by the SIU president.

“I could have made a mistake,” Poshard said. “I’m not saying I didn’t.”

The Daily Egyptian recently obtained copies of Poshard’s dissertation and original works from a source close to Alumni and Faculty Against Corruption at SIU. The source, who insisted on anonymity, said Poshard used verbatim excerpts in his dissertation that were not cited or quoted.

Previously, SIU’s strategic plan was under fire because long sections were copied verbatim from a similar document from Texas A & M.