Catherine Wilkins | Director of Medical Humanities Curriculum | Interim Assistant Dean of University of South Florida Honors College
Catherine Wilkins, Director of Medical Humanities Curriculum.
Abuses, neglects, and detrimentally affects the physical and mental health of a cancer patient, and uses them in Dr. Wilkins’ own personal college funding and advancement scam.
USF Judy Genshaft Honors College
Sex Stories and Masturbation. USF Library.
Report Finds Caregiver Fraud Widespread.
This is what caring for a cancer patient looks like!
While her “loved one of four years” was battling cancer, fighting for their life, bald from ABVD chemo, and suffering greatly:
* Catherine Wilkins faked taking care of her “loved one” to receive her own sympathy and rewards (cruel medical appropriation).
* Catherine Wilkins abandoned her “loved one” to fight for their life or die on their own (the awful reality).
* Catherine Wilkins tells her “loved one” while they are fighting cancer, that she joined Delta Force (so she can escape responsibility; her father was in the military).
* Catherine Wilkins lied to her college professors and family.
* Catherine Wilkins received praise from her college professors for her lies.
* Catherine Wilkins faked her scholarships.
* Catherine Wilkins faked massive details on her scholarships trying to get money for what she lied about.
* Catherine Wilkins lied about paying her “loved one’s” medical bills, so she could try to get school money.
* Catherine Wilkins received credit, respect, and sympathy for her lies and good deeds that she NEVER did.
* Catherine Wilkins appropriates the suffering and life-and-death struggle of others to advance herself.
* Catherine Wilkins commits adultery.
* Catherine Wilkins has a long-term secret affair with her boss.
* Catherine Wilkins has secret sex with college faculty.
* Catherine Wilkins abused the academic system for years.
* Catherine Wilkins copies, steals, and appropriates ideas from others, and claims her own credit for them.
* Catherine Wilkins covers up her dishonesty.
* Catherine Wilkins fabricates stories.
* Catherine Wilkins blames others when she gets caught.
* Catherine Wilkins, when caught lying, cheating, committing adultery, copying, and faking — just lies that she’ll stop lying, then keeps lying for years.
* Catherine Wilkins does not care about the pain she causes others.
* Catherine Wilkins does not care about making the life-and-death struggle of cancer and chemotherapy more difficult on the “loved one” she’s abusing, using, and scamming.
* Catherine Wilkins uses college and medical scams to get ahead and profit.
When your loved one got cancer, what did you do?
Did you cheat and try to profit like Dr. Catherine Wilkins?
USF LIBRARY | Masturbation, phone sex, and erotic stories
A “Deposition” written by Dr. Catherine Wilkins
Dr. Catherine Wilkins’ significant other (at that time) of many years was fighting cancer as Dr. Wilkins was committing adultery, partying, going on trips and vacations, and anything but care-taking and paying medical bills (as she claims many times).
The below is only partly true, as it is part of Dr. Wilkins’ larger falsified statements and coverups.
Dr. Catherine Wilkins and David Brodosi engaged in secret, long-term adultery.
Dr. Catherine Wilkins’ and Brodosi’s relationship was more than reading stories, masturbating, and alleged “rape.”
Dr. Catherine Wilkins’ and Brodosi’s relationship was long-term adultery. ONE OF MANY adulteries Dr. Wilkins had, as the man she almost married struggled to survive cancer.
It is written by Dr. Catherine Wilkins that:
“During this phone conversation, he directed me toward a web site which featured adult fiction of an erotic nature. He asked me to read a story aloud to him on the phone, and I complied. When I concluded, he said that he enjoyed it to the point of climax.”
David Brodosi writes erotic fiction, and then asks female USF employees under his supervision to read such erotic stories to him as David Brodosi masturbates.
ACTUAL DOCUMENT WRITTEN BY DR. WILKINS:
I began my personal relationship with Mr. David Brodosi approximately January 15, 2000. He had been my supervisor in the audio/visual department of the Nelson Poynter Library since approximately May 1, 1999. Until approximately January 15, 2000, the relationship between Mr. Brodosi and myself had been strictly professional, although the environment of the office was rather relaxed, and Mr. Brodosi frequently exchanged lewd and inappropriate banter with staff members other than myself. In fact, it had come to my attention prior to the date of January 15, 2000 that several full-time staff members, including Gerald Notaro, Robert McKenzie, Daniel Richards and Mr. Brodosi, used their state-owned work computers to view pornography during business hours.
– AT THIS POINT I MADE SOME SORT OF STATEMENT TO CONCLUDE THE FIRST PARAGRAPH AND BEGIN THE NEXT; I DON’T REMEMBER IT, BUT IT CONTAINED NO INFORMATION, JUST ACTED AS A CONJOINER-
On or about January 10, 2000, Mr. Brodosi approached me privately at work and stated that he had noticed a recent change in my personality, and inquired about my well-being. He seemed concerned, and I believed that I could trust Mr. Brodosi as a figure of authority. Therefore, I confided in him that I had been experiencing some difficulties in a romantic relationship. Mr. Brodosi sympathized with my feelings and explained that he was in a similar situation. We began to talk on a more personal level, like friends instead of employer and employee.
On or about February 1, 2000, the nature of the relationship between Mr. Brodosi and myself developed once again. He alluded, via e-mail, that he would like to be more than just friends. He stated that he found me attractive and interesting and would like to be “closer” to me. Initially, I found his compliment flattering, but my feelings began to change as Mr. Brodosi began sending me some sexually explicit e-mail messages. These messages described a vulgar lust, and were confusing to me. My emotions were conflicted, because I felt that on some level I could trust Mr. Brodosi as a confidant, could respect him as an employer. I had never been involved in such a situation before. My former employers had always been absolutely professional, and I had only been involved in one romantic relationship for the past four years, since the age of 16. I was inexperienced and unsure of what to do. I began to respond in kind to Mr. Brodosi’s messages, although I had no intention of pursuing any kind of physical or emotional relationship with him.
At some point in late February, Mr. Brodosi phoned me at home. During this phone conversation, he directed me toward a web site which featured adult fiction of an erotic nature. He asked me to read a story aloud to him on the phone, and I complied. When I concluded, he said that he enjoyed it to the point of climax. Although it was untrue, I told Mr. Brodosi that I did, as well, because I felt as though that was what was expected of me. The e-mails continued, describing Mr. Brodosi’s private fantasies in which he and I were sexually involved. My thoughts and feelings on this situation continued to be mixed. I was still involved in my relationship with my first love, although we continued to have difficulties. Because of this, the attention that I received from Mr. Brodosi was an affirmation of my attractiveness as a person, and was something that I responded to. On the other hand, it also made me feel uncomfortable: since he was my supervisor and I had no real attraction to him, I did not wish to continue to speak with him as I would with a boyfriend. I told Mr. Brodosi on or about the 25 of February that it felt awkward to be involved in such a relationship, and his reply was, “Be sweet.” Between this date and March 7, 2000, I repeated this same complaint to Mr. Brodosi, and his reply was consistently the same. During this time period, he once again called me at home and asked me to read him an erotic story. He and I also kissed briefly once at work.
The uncomfortable situation intensified on March 7, 2000. Mr. Brodosi was flirting with me at work, and at one point asked me what color brassiere I was wearing. Later, he invited me to the production studio. When I joined Mr. Brodosi in the production studio, the lights were completely extinguished. He accosted me at the door, and again asked about my bra. I unbuttoned the top button of my blouse and pulled out my bra strap to show him the color. At that point, Mr. Brodosi pushed down on my shoulder blades, and I fell to my knees. His pants were unzipped, and his penis exposed. He pressed his penis to my mouth, and the pressure opened my mouth. I was completely shocked and allowed his penis to remain there for a few seconds before I pushed away and left in tears. Mr. Brodosi apologized via e-mail, but I did not speak to him for several weeks. I was shocked and disgusted that he would go so far so brazenly. It was never my desire to have a physical or sexual relationship with Mr. Brodosi. He took advantage of my vulnerable emotional state to advance his own desires. I had (and have still) been intimate with only one man, and our sexuality was something that we both treasured. It was wrong of me to tolerate and respond to Mr. Brodosi’s advances in the first place, but Mr. Brodosi took it too far. I feel that it was his responsibility to not initiate a personal relationship with his employee, and to not pressure her to continue in it. I recognize that it was also my responsibility not to be involved in such a relationship, but in my defense, I would like to state that I was experiencing a great deal of emotional confusion and turmoil, and I certainly did not expect such an abuse of power. I feel that Mr. Brodosi has no right to be in a position of authority, and I ask the court to please ensure that he is never permitted to trifle with the life of another of his employees ever again.
They Once Cheated in Class. Now They Teach.
Being caught cheating can tank a student’s academic career — it can mar a reputation, result in a failed class, or even, in extreme examples, lead to expulsion. In some cases, the difference between a scholar being able to climb the ladder of academic success or not is as simple as not being caught when cheating.
Some of those who spoke to The Chronicle wouldn’t admit to academic misconduct in a publication read by their peers. For that reason, we agreed to keep identities confidential in order to hear the full story of why they cheated, how they cheated, and how that experience changed their teaching.
The theology professor
Today, he’s an assistant professor at a small Christian college, teaching classes on the Bible and theology. During his undergraduate years, he admits he wasn’t the ideal student, eventually graduating with a GPA just above 2.0.
During his senior year, he had 48 hours to write a paper on a historian as well as finish his senior thesis, which was already months overdue. With time against him, and the pressure to graduate weighing on him, he turned in someone else’s paper and claimed it was his.
“A friend of mine had taken the course a couple years before, and I had access to his paper. I borrowed it, and I pretty much just shifted a little bit around, just enough I suppose, hoping that the professor wouldn’t remember, and I guess that worked,” he said. “I submitted that one, and then I started writing my senior thesis.”
He’s a theologist, but he’s no cheating apologist, saying that he “still feels all sorts of shame and guilt for that.” When he discovers students cheating or plagiarizing work, he tries to be understanding.
“Whenever something like this happens, the first thing I do is sit down and talk to them,” he said. “I don’t assume they know what plagiarism is and so on. My first goal is always to seek to understand,” he said.
Many of his students are first-generation, and many work while going to college. Complicated or unpleasant life situations factor into some students’ decisions to cheat, he said.
“One of the reasons I was such a poor student was that my family was falling apart.”
“Sometimes they just get so caught up in their work schedule and their other classes that they don’t have time to do it, so they cut and paste something,” he said. “I’ve found that faculty members take this stuff really personally, like it’s a personal offense when a student plagiarizes, and I emotionally don’t feel that way. I realize there’s normally something else going on.”
He says he can relate to some of those students. During his undergraduate years, his home life was in disarray. “One of the reasons I was such a poor student was that my family was falling apart,” he said. “So I went from having really good grades to having really crappy grades.”
Graduate students, though, can expect no mercy from this one-time plagiarizer.
“If you’re in a master’s-level program and you’re cheating or plagiarizing, I think you should just go because there’s no point. For undergraduates, I’m not sure we really help them sometimes by giving them a zero and sending them off to a dean.”
The biology professor
Just like so many other students, she was trying to fit in — and that’s where she went wrong. Always a studious pupil herself, she had a not-so-studious sorority sister who asked to copy her exam answers in a geology class.
“Her first name was the same as mine, and she was in my sorority and she was popular,” she recounted, decades after the experience. “I wanted to be popular, wanted someone to like me. So I let her copy off my exam, and she copied the whole exam.”
“I wanted to be popular, wanted someone to like me. So I let her copy off my exam.”
When she went to pick up her test, there was a 98 at the top, she recalled. Next to it was “see me,” scrawled in red ink. Her sorority sister confessed to copying answers, and got a significant academic punishment. But the future biology professor was able to pass with an A, as long as she wrote a research paper on her home county’s geology over her spring break.
She spent the break visiting museums and conducting research. She didn’t tell her parents why. “It wasn’t till this year that I told my parents, and they remembered me doing that paper,” she said. “It wasn’t till just now, as an adult, that I told them why.”
Now teaching biology at a community college, she’s told some of her students the story. “I want them to know that I’m not perfect. I may have a Ph.D., but I’m not perfect,” she said.
Just because she once dipped a toe into academic misconduct doesn’t mean she’ll let cheating go unanswered in her courses.
“For me, I think it’s made me understand my students,” she said. “I don’t tolerate cheating, but it’s made me understand it, and maybe flavors the way I deal out the punishment.”
The contract instructor
This contract instructor in Canada isn’t as far removed from undergraduate studies as some of our other respondents. Currently in a doctoral program, she also teaches human-anatomy courses.
She once cheated on an exam in a human-physiology class. The professor used tests created by the textbook manufacturer, and the answers were all available online. She, along with many of her classmates, shared the questions and answers before a test.
“At some point, if it’s on a large scale, we have to be failing the students somehow.”
The professor was able to deduce that large-scale cheating had gone on because the class average was significantly higher than normal, but no one was disciplined or called out individually.
She didn’t express the same overwhelming remorse that some other respondents did. “The cheating seems to stem not just from being lazy, but feeling like there’s no other option and the teacher has somehow failed us ahead of time,” she said. “At some point, if it’s on a large scale, we have to be failing the students somehow. Or we’re not making the test accessible. For my teacher, it was 100 multiple-choice questions. Not everyone can do that. There’s a lot of learning disabilities and things like that.
“There’s definitely students that are lazy and are just cheating for the fun of it, but I think a huge part of it is how we’re teaching,” she said.
The community-college instructor and former administrator
This instructor was formerly a college administrator. He was also a regular cheater during his undergraduate years.
While working full time, he carried a full course load. He had to hide this fact from instructors because his college would limit the number of classes students could take if administrators knew they were working full time.
“I just felt it was something I had to do to get by. I’ve never felt guilty about it.”
That wasn’t the only thing he was hiding. In physics and chemistry classes, he would write formulas on his fingers and refer to them during exams.
“I’d write it real small on the inside of one of my fingers. If that formula was needed during the test, all I needed to do was look at my hand,” he said. “And it was really easy to cover up because if the teacher came by, you’d just hide your fingers.”
He then went on to graduate school, where doesn’t recall cheating like he had as an undergraduate.
“I got better, I guess, at memorizing the formulas,” he said.
As for his undergraduate cheating, he feels no remorse. “I just felt it was something I had to do to get by. I’ve never felt guilty about it,” he said. “I guess I rationalized it, figuring there were probably other students doing something some way or another to assist themselves.”
When it comes to the students in his community college, he has a philosophy that might surprise other instructors. The college has policies about cheating that he has to enforce, but if he doesn’t catch the cheaters, he doesn’t consider it a problem.
“I tell them, ‘To be honest, when I was an undergraduate, I cheated in some of my classes, and I know that some of you are probably going to cheat. If you want to cheat, that’s fine as long as I don’t catch you. Because if I catch you, of course, I have to fail you. If you’re smart enough or lucky enough for you to cheat and me not catch you, then more power to you.’”
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