HANOVER, N. H. – One of three Dartmouth College psychology teachers faced with allegations of sexual misconduct has resigned as a result of a study and the opinion that the school fire him.
Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon on Tuesday announced Professor Paul Walen the resignation, with immediate effect. The announcement comes less than two weeks after another psychology professor Todd Heatherton, chose to retire after a similar recommendation.
The option to retire is not open to Walen. A message seeking comment left at a law firm believed to be on behalf of him.
A recommendation in respect of the third professor, William Kelley, is under review. He remains on paid leave, with limited access to Dartmouth.
The professors were accused last year of creating a “hostile academic environment” is characterized by excessive drinking, nepotism, and sometimes inappropriate behavior.
The attorney general’s office is also investigating.