Unpleasant stuff is trickling out of the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
This Professor Dick Vogt.
Today he got an award at for 'distinguished' scholarship at #JMIH18.
He celebrated by giving a talk including near naked pictures of students the organizers had to cover with blue dots.
He was talking about turtles. h/t @ThatPARCPriya #MeTooSTEM pic.twitter.com/CgvT56ni4f
— Not Mrs McLNeuro (@McLNeuro) July 12, 2018
Vogt was talking with 2 colleagues at a herp conference in PA years ago. A Latina student approached & remarked how exciting it was to meet such famous biologists. Vogt looked her over and asked “have you ever f*cked a herpetologist”. 1/ https://t.co/zvOGVnogqJ
— Dr. Christopher Dick (@CwdickD) July 12, 2018
I'm not even at #JMIH18 rn and I know she's talking about Vogt.
It's no secret to female herpetologists that he is a person to avoid.
Before my 1st conference, my female PI talked to her female students for AN HOUR about his notoriously sketchy behavior & how to avoid him. https://t.co/iO6VsQsBTS
— Sam H. Dean (@samdeanscience) July 12, 2018
Just because you study scaleys and slimies doesn’t mean you have to be slimy yourself.
Adam Summers, an ichthyologist in attendance, wrote on Twitter: “Herp League decided the most distinguished herpetologist they could find was Dick Vogt. His talk included scantily clad female students. Blue box cover ups were added without Vogt’s knowledge.”
Showing scandalous slides, she said, “is something he’s been doing for 20 years. … There’s a big difference between what he does and just (pictures of) students in normal field garb.”
So the guy is notorious for doing this, he’s been doing it for decades, and women have been avoiding him…and yet the society still goes ahead and gives him an award.
Latest word: the award has been rescinded.
#JMIH18 the Herp League business meeting opened with an apology for the plenary lecture, rescinded the Award made to Dick Vogt, the president apologized for any offenses associated with the plenary, and they revised how the annual speaker is selected. #Progress.
— Maureen A. Donnelly (@Mo_Donnelly) July 13, 2018