[Air-L] Reid Cornwell

Peter Lauritsen peter at imv.au.dk
Mon Jan 4 10:15:17 PST 2010


Troll or not. Did anybody invite Reid Cornwell to join the discussion, or do
you consider it to be (ethically) legitimate to discuss, judge and mark a
named person on a list like this? What would you tell your students?
- peter

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On 1/4/10 6:49 PM, "Bob Rehak" <brehak1 at swarthmore.edu> wrote:

> I'm a veteran of the troll wars initiated by Reid Cornwell a few years ago on
> this list. Basically, he began posting prolifically and pissing people off,
> then turned it around by accusing the list of discrimination -- suggesting in
> both implicit and explicit ways that one has to hew to a fairly strict code of
> behavior in order to be considered a legitimate participant here. He
> frequently fell back on the excuse that he was researching an
> article-in-progress on trolling.
> 
> For my money, he's a self-styled fly in the ointment whose guiding purpose and
> primary emotional reward seemed to be engineering exasperation in others. His
> rapid disappearance from the list once the conversation moved on seems proof
> of this. I too have noticed him on Facebook -- he's a friend of Henry
> Jenkins's -- but this current exchange suggests he has simply shifted tactics,
> building up a large FB profile with no actual "friend behavior" going on.
> 
> My advice: ignore him and he'll go away.
> 
> Bob Rehak
> Assistant Professor and Chair
> Film and Media Studies Program
> Swarthmore College
> 
> ----- "Gilles Frydman" <gfrydman at acor.org> wrote:
> 
>> Interesting conversation!
>> Here is what you can find about Reid Cornwell on
>> http://www.tcfir.org/education-2008/speakers/Reid_Cornwell/Reid_Cornwell.cfm
>> 
>> ---------------------------------------------------------
>> A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Cornwell dropped out of
>> Richard Reynolds High School to join the United States Marine Corps.
>> After completing a GED, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in
>> experimental psychology. Cornwell completed a doctorate in
>> experimental psychology at Oaklands University College, He taught for
>> three years, at Franciscan University of Steubenville and in the North
>> Carolina community college system, then joined a national human
>> resources consulting firm, where he quickly became the corporate
>> training director. In this capacity, he developed technology-based
>> training systems that remain a standard in that industry. Based on
>> that experience, Cornwell founded his own consulting firm to provide
>> industrial training, change management, and recruiting services. The
>> firm, which created the first online job service, grew to 25 locations
>> and was ultimately purchased by a competitor.
>> ---------------------------------------------------------
>> 
>> Notice that there are no mentions of where he obtained his bachelor's
>> and master's degrees.
>> Sounds a bit weird.....
>> As noted before Oaklands University College is an academic center that
>> is VERY HARD TO FIND!
>>  
>> ------------------------------------------------
>> Gilles Frydman
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Jan 4, 2010, at 10:48 AM, Burcu Bakioglu wrote:
>> 
>>> No, I concur. It is just that when I accept an FB friend requests, I
>> often
>>> time look at the background/friends list and put him in an
>> appropriate
>>> privacy setting. He was on my limited profile thus far (and I
>> haven't had
>>> any spam from him at all) but since I've been forwarded bunch of
>> links
>>> regarding him since that first email, I removed him.
>>> 
>>> b.
>>> 
>>> On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 11:44 AM, Ulla Bunz <ubunz at fsu.edu> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> People might want to read Alex Havalais' page on Reid Cornwell.
>>>> http://alex.halavais.net/dr-w-reid-cornwell
>>>> He has lots of well-known FB friends? Hm... if you think that makes
>> him
>>>> legit, then you should consider the number of replies to this
>> inquiry just
>>>> this time around that said something like, "Yeah, I'm his FB friend
>> too,
>>>> though I'm not sure why."
>>>> Make up your own mind but remember what we're teaching our students
>> - just
>>>> cause it's online it doesn't mean it's true. And just because it's
>> popular,
>>>> it doesn't mean it's high quality (the Google search hierarchy
>> argument).
>>>> Ulla
>>>> 
>>>> 
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>>> 
>>> 
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>>> Thanks,</burcu>
>>> 
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Peter Lauritsen
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