The vice dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania resigned Thursday, one day after he was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation about his false claim to have a doctoral degree.
Penn announced the resignation of Doug E. Lynch, who has been a top official in the education program since 2004.
Lynch has claimed on his resume that he received the degree from Columbia University. A faculty website repeatedly referred to him as Dr. Lynch.
Columbia confirmed he is enrolled in a doctoral program, but has not received his degree.
A university spokeswoman said on Wednesday that Lynch, 47, was unaware he didn't have the degree.