TEMPE, Ariz. ― An Arizona State University history professor accused of plagiarism has agreed to resign.
Dr. Matthew Whitaker, who has been on administrative leave, will cede his tenured position as an associate professor in May 2017. He will also step down as co-director of the Center for Race and Democracy effective immediately.
Under an agreement with the Arizona Board of Regents, Whitaker will receive a full salary for the rest of his time as a tenured professor. But his duties will be assigned to other faculty.
Whitaker has an annual salary of more than $150,000 a year and benefits.
Whitaker is accused of lifting Chicago Police Department training slides, which are free, when training Phoenix police on cultural awareness.
His consulting company had a $268,000 contract with the city for the work.