James Tabor e-mail about Trimm's doctorate

Subject: Re: doctorate
Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2000 18:07:52 -0400
 From: "James D. Tabor" <jdtabor@email.uncc.edu>
To: purnhrt <purnhrt@flash.net>

Sorry, I have no idea what this degree is and to my knowledge James Trimm
has no accredited degrees whatsoever, certainly not the Ph.D.  If the place
exists, it is likely some kind of religious school or whatever he was given
some honorary title here.   Like many who are self-educated and
self-taught, he likely considers that his study and experience are somehow
equivalent to a degree.  That may well be but it does not work in the
Medical field, and it is the same with the academic Ph.D., despite all the
degree mills and fake programs out there.  No one recognizes them and the
bone fide academic institutions are well known and easy to find.  I am
sorry he is citing me in this regard, for although I value him on a
personal level, I have told him more than once that his use of the title
Dr. is not appropriate.  Why not just ask JT where this place is, if you
are in touch.  I am being honest here, and these comments in no way are
intended to disparage whatever academic work JT has done or is doing.  He
is a bright and exceptionally informed fellow, but when it comes to the
degree question, well, what else can I say.

James Tabor

At 02:56 PM 8/1/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Dr. James Tabor, I am writing to request information, if you have it. I
>am looking for the address of the St. John Chrysostom Theological
>Seminary, which is where Dr. James Trimm states he received his
>doctorate. I have not been able to locate this information from any of
>the organizations that he mentioned having an association with. I have
>called Dr. Phillip Arnold and he knew the name, but not the location.
>You were also sited by Dr. Trimm, in an e-mail on a forum, as being able
>to verify his credintials, having worked with him. Which has led me to
>you. Do you have an address for this seminary or at least even a city,
>but I would rather have a full address, if one is available. I
>appreciate any help you may be able to offer. Thank you for your time.
>Kathryn Olenick.