The Rev. William W. Meissner, theology professor at Boston College, committed “a serious breach of professional and scholarly standards” by plagiarizing sections of his book about ethics in psychoanalysis, according to an article in the Boston Globe.
The finding comes after a year-long investigation, by the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, prompted by complaints from Ernest Wallwork, the author whose work was plagiarized. Wallwork had previously complained to the SUNY Press, who published Meissner’s book, but after their own investigation, the press had concluded there was no wrongdoing on Meissner’s part. Boston College is currently conducting its own investigation.