LSU professor fired for profanity, plans court fight
BATON ROUGE- An LSU associate professor has been fired for using curse words and telling sexually-themed jokes to undergraduate students.
However, Teresa Buchanan, says she is the victim of a "witch hunt."
She plans to fight her dismissal in court.
The dismissal of Buchanan, who specializes in early childhood education and trains elementary school teachers, took effect June 19.
LSU administrators said Buchanan's off-color language and humor created a hostile learning environment that amounted to sexual harassment.
The 20-year veteran of LSU argues that she has never sexually harassed anyone. She acknowledged using profanity every so often and making jokes to keep the attention of her students.
Buchanan was fired even though a review committee of faculty members recommended that she keep her job.