The Florida professor who made headlines nationwide for having students stomp on pieces of paper with the word “Jesus” written on them has been reinstated.
Florida Atlantic University announced Friday that Deandre Poole will return to teach summer classes and during the 2013-14 academic year. He will only teach online courses for now because of security concerns, The Palm Beach Post reported.
Poole was put on administrative leave in March amid outrage over a lesson in which he had intercultural communications students write the word “Jesus” on pieces of paper and then step on them. Poole said he had used the exercise before as a means to discuss symbols, and taught it precisely according to an instructor’s manual.