This report is meant for educational and informative purposes only.
The experiences where I saw corruption and ***-artistry was in 2007-2008. This report is also meant to describe the opinions and judgments on my experiences with The University of Texas at Austin Advertising Department. This is also in exercise of my first amendment rights of freedom of speech. You may report any further complaints against the department of advertising at UT at Austin to Equal Opportunities Services and Department of Education Office for Civil Rights/Dallas Tel.: (214) 661-9600
Fax: (214) 661-9587.
It is also best to report their poor quality professionalism, abuse of power, deceit, and corruption online. The public has a right to be informed. They should be able to protect themselves from psychological harm, academic harm, and other forms of abuse. From my observations the education quality is extremely poor. A lot of the professors, Dr. Michael Mackert, Dr. Gary B Wilcox, Dr. Isabella Cunningham, Dr. Marina Choi appear emotionally unstable, as if they have bipolar or autism. Their focus isn't on teaching. They focus on politics. They cater and coddle the students with money. The program uses mentally ill student workers as snitches. The student workers and professors are used to sabotage students and employees they think are whistle-blowers, dissenters, and or those who come from diverse backgrounds. The rumor backed up with strong evidence is that they try to get a targeted student or employee arrested by having them provoked and spied on for weeks on end. It is a game to the professionals at UT-Austin. They want to see the targeted employee or student arrested for some crime like harassment or a school shooting. It is a type of hazing but far more dangerous.
This complaint also describes my experiences with the useless Dr. Gary B Wilcox in the Advertising Department at University of Texas at Austin. He represents the program as past Chairman of the board, current adviser, director of their graduate program, and professor. He frequently appears intoxicated and is very disorganized. He communication skills are poor. He is often curt, brusque, cryptic, and does not return phone calls. You have to probe Dr. Wilcox for information other-wise he leaves you without useful information and resources. He uses incompetent females as his assistants. They are very lazy, selfish, and help selectively. One of his assistants wears sexually provocative clothing. Often times her *** are half-way hanging out of her clothing. I found her appearance to be unprofessional and offensive. Dr. Michael Mackert is an angry and embittered professor that works under the wing of Dr. Gary B Wilcox. Michael Mackert uses an abusive tone of voice and lies to intimidate and harass selected students. He is also extremely incompetent as a professor and a lecturer. He is comes across as very inexperienced, articulates himself rather poorly with obfuscation, and assigns trivial assignments that hold very little value. He often facilitates group-think and uses obfuscation to make it seem as if he superior and confident. I've seen him badger select students and once he shouted at one of his students to "Fire away. I'm not going to help you anyway" at a student that had concerns of discrimination and retaliation.
Dr. Isabella Cunningham was the chairman of the board during the time I was there. She is an extremely angry and hostile woman. Please be careful with her. She is known for shouting at students and employees. She is accusatory and often appears to be sulking. Her incompetence shows in her teaching skills. She does not teach. She obsesses about certain selective abstruse areas and blasts select students with cutting criticism and hostility. I've seen her and other professors adjust grades to make their statistics look superior.
What I witnessed was non-educational and very disturbing to say the least. As a minority I do believe I was discriminated against given unfair, unethical, and abusive treatment. I continuously witnessed selective favorable treatment to certain students, especially to females. There is a very strong undercurrent of fascist feminism. Women appear to have taken the role of the chauvinists. And a lot of the male employees are henchmen to be used by catty and manipulative females such as Dr. Isabella Cunningham.
As the graduate director Dr. Gary Wilcox plays harmful and damaging political games (typical of incompetent bigots in power) and wanted to create the superficial appearance that he really does care about diversity by accepting some minorities into the program. Those minorities are all token or they come from wealth. From my point of view "diversity" is a complete facade (bigotry hidden behind politically correct behaviors and The Devil in sheep's clothing). The game he plays is subtle and complex. Select minority students are lead to believe that their poor math scores and individual differences would not be a problem. That is trickery. Because several of the classes often utilize complex math formulas to solve problems. The majority of the students come from conservative Texas towns and do not accept diversity. In fact they are outright hostile to diverse students. The students self-segregate. And none of the professors encourage students to work well with diverse students. The professors are largely incompetent and play politics with their students. They engage in preferential treatment. They selectively help and boost the grades of select students. While they selectively harass, shun, ignore, badger, belittle, over-criticize, and plot against select diverse students and perceived whistle-blowers.
One doctorate level student in the advertising program sent me an email stating that Dr. Cunningham runs the department like a dictatorship and is unpopular, he also mentioned that the program needed improvements. I kept that email as evidence to prove the bizarre and detrimental politics that were rampant in the program at the time that I was there. When I was there they tried to scapegoat me. They tried to make me believe that I started the problems. I was publicly shouted at by Dr. Isabella Cunningham "You are always a problem" as she frowned at me and used threatening body posturing to make me fearful and oppressed. Stupidity and incompetence in major universities has been documented since 1989 with the book Profscam: Professors and the demise of higher education. It is written by Charles J. Sykes. The dumbing down of America is very evident at UT-Austin.
The third problem is that the so-called academic program is run with a group-think-Machiavellian type management system (this management style seems prevalent at The University of Texas at Austin), group think, fascism, collectivism, and spying through the behavior concerns advice line and through "moles" are rampant. You can generate bad rumors about anyone if they showed up late to class or if they voice their opinion about the corruption or poor teaching methods. They selectively spread damaging gossip through that advice line and or through university moles. I've observed students harassing, over-criticizing, ignoring, shunning, and becoming hostile to students that voice their opinions and differences. Students with a different color of skin are treated much differently. And it is acceptable at UT-Austin. The professors allow the selective hostility to occur on a regular basis. Spying and reporting any activity was encouraged and embraced when Stalin was dictator of The Soviet Union. There seems to be a lot of Stalinism at UT-Austin. I believe the university also use sell out token minorities (for window dressings/facade/show) and use other student workers for the purpose of "mobbing." (Westhues 2005). They also use token minorities to show that the university is truly sensitive to diversity but it is only a destructive facade that perpetuates problems and oppression. I am shocked that this university has adopted that system. They are truly disgusting and low class because they do not care at all about diversity or differences. They are too selfish and corrupt. Their goals are to mob out people that are whistle-blowers and people that are different. They also try to set people up for arrest by implanting incriminating evidence and provoking select employees and students until they burst with rage. It is often termed as mobbing and gang stalking. The goals of mobbing are to "force someone to adapt to a group norm, revel in animosity, gain pleasure out of boredom, and to reinforce prejudices." (Davenport, Schwartz, and Elliott, 1999, 58-59). Mobbing behaviors can include "No help, promises are made and not kept, no eye contact is made with you, contact is minimized or avoided with you, you are ignored, gestures that signal humiliation, talking behind your back, communication via email that should be discussed face-to-face, having your work checked by someone unqualified to do so, policies changed or not followed, mixed messages, you are made to look inconsistent, you are set up, those supportive of you are discredited, an environment of paranoia is created, giving you tasks that you have not been adequately prepared to assume, and attacks on your private life"(Davenport, Schwartz, and Elliott, 1999, 46-47).
The organization, advisers, The Chair, the professors, peer adviser, coordinator, token minorities, and sell-out students (wimps and sheep) try to destroy any independent thought, individualism, and actively encourage group-think. They actively destroy select students educational experiences by telling them "You don't have to be here." "You don't have to come to class" "I know people are blocking you out. I will not help you." One of their methods to accomplish their sadistic goals is through civil rights violations, conspiracy, discrimination, and "mobbing" (Davenport, Schwartz, and Elliott, 1999.) Mobbing can be argued as a form of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, workplace/academic hostility, and conspiracy against rights (2007 Federal Law). I'm shocked that the university doesn't have a policy against mobbing. I doubt they would enforce it, even if there was a policy. They seem to use every trick in the book to further their fascist and sadistic type goals. The root of this problem starts with Dr. Powers (The President), Dr. Lilly (The Dean of Students), and other deans that are involved with furthering fascist collectivism.
The fourth problem are the snide and deranged professors that snarled brusquely that "if you don't like the way they do things then you can just leave" and "if you wanted to attend a program with a good reputation you would have attended the accounting program at the McCombs School of Business."
The fifth problem is that I saw on an intermittent basis the incompetence, rudeness (snarky and flippant behaviors), group-think, lies, brainwashing, and hostility that the advertising program actively encouraged and facilitated when I was there. They also covered up and protected their "reputation" once problems were reported and exposed; also they provide overly pleasant lip service (Dr. Wilcox's website and his Newsweek article "prove" that he is a good fundraiser for the program, goes above and beyond in recruiting minorities, and in helping a certain female student). If some of this is true then it points more to favoritism, preferential treatment, and superficiality. When I informed Dr. Wilcox about my perceptions of discrimination and how it was a problem for me, he was then supposed to follow company policy which is to report it to officials so that I may receive due process (as an individual in the protected minority group) and appropriate professional service in resolving my complaint. That never happened. The advertising program provides cheerful group photos on their website to make it seem as if they are personable and do excellent academic work. They do not do excellent work. I've seen the majority of the professors inflate the grades of students and base the grade system on how rich the student is. Sometimes they don't even grade assignments of the ethnic minorities. They just assign poor grades to them. And then play dumb and hurt when they are confronted.
If you want to learn about the bag of Machiavellian tools, cult-mind control techniques, and psychopathic tricks (Stalinism) that The Advertising Department at University of Texas at Austin utilized when I was there then read all of these books: Cause stalking (2007),
Cults in our midst: The hidden menace in our everyday lives (1995), Combatting Cult Mind Control by Steven Hassan (1989), Mobbing: Emotional Abuse in the workplace (1999), In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and dealing with manipulative people (1996), Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited (2001), Brainwashing: The science of thought control (2006), People of the Lie (1998) Living with the passive aggressive man (1993), Profscam (1989), and Political Ponerology (2007). Don't forget to read up on Stalin and learn how he used trickery to convince his people that he was a fair, honest, and loving dictator. Also read up on the very good philosophy called Objectivism by Ayn Rand (1905-1982).
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