UNLV English Professor Fired for Plagiarism

LAS VEGAS ― University of Nevada, Las Vegas officials say the school has fired an English professor for plagiarism.

UNLV spokesman Tony Allen confirmed Tuesday that Mustapha Marrouchi was fired Nov. 7.

A report from the university’s special hearing committee says the school’s director of research integrity reviewed 26 reports the professor published from 2008 to 2013 and found 23 were similar to works published by others by using a software program to detect plagiarism.

Marrouchi was a professor of post-colonial literature at UNLV since 2008.

The report says Marrouchi did not accept invitations to attend a special hearing or to present evidence in his defense.

UNLV President Donald Snyder fired Marrouchi based on the committee’s recommendation and a written report.

Marrouchi and his attorney could not be reached immediately for comment.