UNC Law Professor Gene Nichol specializes in poverty issues and teaches a single class per semester… while making $205,400 a year doing it!
In addition to that sum, he makes another $7,500 a year as director of the UNC Law School’s Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity.
Nichol believes there is nothing unusual about his compensation, but assistant and associate professors at the school make around $130,000 annually.
The Nichol family lives in a Chapel Hill home with a tax value of more than one million dollars and own a bungalow valued at more than $512,000 by Carteret County.
Nichol did at one time work as the dean of the UNC Law School and as President of the William and Mary College- before he was released by the College for bringing a sex workers art show to campus and removing a cross from a chapel because it was also used for secular purposes.
The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in North Carolina states that “Nichol is a radical partisan who has desperately ratcheted up his rhetoric after seeing his preferred party lose control in North Carolina for the first time in more than a hundred years.”
What do you think? Does this liberal poverty professor deserve his couple hundred grand from UNC for teaching one class?
Photo credit: NC Justice Center (Flickr)
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