Clemson University Assistant Professor of Human-Centered Computing, Bart Knijnenburg, is still employed by Clemson University. However, a university spokesperson cannot confirm if he is teaching this semester.
On one of his recent Facebook post Mr. Knijnenburg labeled all Donald Trump supporters and Republicans as “racist scum.”
On Thursday morning, Mark Land, Vice President for University Relations, released a statement to The Clemson Insider in regards to our request for information on what the university plans to do about Mr. Knijnenburg’s remarks and if he will continue to be a professor at Clemson University in the future.
“The university is aware of remarks attributed to a Clemson faculty member, which appear to have come from his personal Facebook account, and is looking into the matter,” Land said in the statement. “The remarks in question are not reflective of the university’s views. The university has consistently made it clear that expressions condoning or advocating violence or hatred have no place on this, or any, college campus.”
Classes began at Clemson on Wednesday and TCI is still awaiting the answer if Mr. Knijnenburg is still teaching students this semester. We will have more on this matter as it becomes available.