Last week I reported that James Franco would be teaching a class at Yale University while working on his Ph.D. Franco made the announcement during an appearance on Good Morning America, now we’ve come to learn that Yale has blocked those plans.
Apparently professors at Yale must have at least three years of Ph.D studies before they are eligible to teach on campus, even if that teaching is just a single class.
Franco has his bachelors from UCLA and a Master’s degree from Columbia, he’s also a seasoned writer who wrote a novel for his thesis.
Yale’s English Department Chair Michael Warner released the following statement:
“As a grad student in our program, he would not ordinarily teach until his third year. [Franco] was referring to another project: a proposal for a college seminar that did not work out for this year.”