A LEEDS Metropolitan University academic could be sent to the bottom of the class by his bosses following claims he stripped down to his underpants during a lecture.
University chiefs have launched an investigation after pictures apparently showing 51-year-old Dr Ian Lamond sitting shirtless behind his desk found their way onto Twitter.
The events management lecturer is reported to have performed the striptease to try to give the group an idea of how to pitch to clients. One student tweeted: “I literally have no idea what is going on right now, why is my lecturer semi naked.”
Another tweet said: “Did not sign up for this at uni – my lecturer is mad.”
Asked about the alleged incident, a Leeds Met spokeswoman said yesterday: “There is an on-going investigation and it would be inappropriate for us to comment whilst that is progressing.”
In a recent piece published on a careers website, Dr Lamond wrote: “What I am really enjoying is the combination of lecturing, particularly when I’m in-front of a cohort of 200 plus events students in one of the larger lecture theatres, and research. It’s that voracious curiosity and performer in me I guess.”
He also said: “Having a definite plan works for a lot of people and I’m not knocking it but, for me, creating a plan from the clay you’re given is much more exciting and, because of the challenge it presents, far more rewarding.”
Dr Lamond added: “In this world of events management I am busy creating my own space that crosses so many disciplinary areas it’s a thrill.”