Fake Credentials. It’s a stupid thing to do in this day and age. And you will get caught. Putting a fake college name on your resume or LinkedIn is just asking for trouble. For one special education advocate, this is exactly what happened. But this isn’t just any special education advocate, this one the CEO of a major advocacy company called National Special Education Advocacy Institute. I just wrote about this company a month ago when I received notice they were having certified special education advocacy courses in Wilmington at $195 a class. Someone tipped off Fox29 in Philadelphia because they did a huge investigation into Marie Lewis, the CEO of this company. The video and article make it crystal clear why I can not and will not endorse this company. Fraud is fraud and it absolutely disgusts me someone with fake credentials would try to profit off students with disabilities and parents trying to help.
Where she’d go to school? It just says “R.U.”
“Where’s your Ph.D. from?” Cole asked.
“From Rockville University,” Lewis said.
“Where’s that, ma’am?” Cole followed-up.
“And so, why are you asking that question?” Lewis asked.
We wanted to know where it is.
“Well, Rockville used to be in Maryland, and they moved, and they actually were absorbed by another school,” Lewis told us.
We checked with Maryland’s Higher Education Commission. No college or university may operate in the state without commission approval, and it has no record of a “Rockville University” when Lewis claims she got her Ph.D. in 2008.
There are also huge issues with their IRS certification as well with questions if they are a for profit or non-profit business. In the title to this I mentioned another Lewis with fake credentials. This distinction belongs to Ann Lewis, the former Head of School of the now closed Pencader Business School in New Castle, DE.