A Cal Poly psychology professor whose research field includes covert communication allegedly used his phone to look up a female professor’s dress. [KSBY]
The incident occurred on May 2 in a faculty office building, university officials say. Cal Poly police arrested Jason Alan Williams, 52, shortly after the incident.
Last week, San Luis Obispo County prosecutors charged Williams with a misdemeanor count of peeping with a concealed device with intent to arouse. Williams faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.
Williams is an associate professor in the psychology and child development, according to the Cal Poly website. He has taught at Cal Poly since 2008, according to his resume.
Courses Williams has taught at the university include general psychology, research methods and memory and cognition.
Williams’ research interests include nonverbal and covert communication, including eye movements and the role of emotion in these processes. He is also interested in researching the role of emotion on electronic communication, according to the university website.
University officials say Williams was not teaching at Cal Poly during the spring quarter. Officials have not said whether the university is taking administrative action against the professor.
One Comment about “Cal Poly professor charged over using phone to look up professor’s dress”
“Covert communication”? That’s a new one to me but I can agree that using a cell phone to look up a woman’s dress is “covert communication”. Probably got a grant for it.
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