Katz: Attribution a matter of failed location

I notice that Heinz Klatt (“Occupy movement may be most vapid of all,” Nov. 24), was described as a “professor emeritus of psychology at The University of Western Ontario.” I can assure all that if Dr. Klatt had retired from my department, I would have been immediately at the door of my dean arguing we replace the position as soon as possible.

Alas, that opportunity was not given to me but to the chair of psychology at King’s University College, where Dr. Klatt spent his Western academic career. The psychology programs on the ‘main’ campus and those in the ‘affiliates’ have a collegial working relationship but separate operational function in matters such as appointments, annual performance evaluations or tenure and promotion.

Albert Katz
Professor and chair, Department of Psychology (main campus)