There is a huge scandal unearthing right now re John Gray, who is translated in Taiwan, too. Turns out his PHD and even MA are not real degrees and he has been hoodwinking the world for 20 years. He is big in Taiwan now too, with several of his books translated there I think. His PHD has big face in Taiwan. BUT…
and this: very important!
Dr. John Gray, author of “Mars & Venus on a Date” (HarperCollins, $25),
GRAY DAY: Seems best-selling Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus author John Gray’s academic credentials may be a bit lacking. Though the veteran relationship guru always refers to himself as ‘‘Dr.’’ John Gray, it seems his doctorate is honorary at best, and there’s some question about the credibility of his basic undergraduate degree.
Cult-buster Rick Ross reports on his CultNews.com Web site that Gray only has a Ph.D. because the marketing whiz was given an honorary degree from south suburban Governors State University. Gray got the degree merely for showing up to deliver a commencement speech – a common practice at universities across the country at graduation time.
Interestingly enough, Gray calls himself a certified family therapist and maintains memberships in both the American Counseling Association and the international Association of Marriage and Family Counselors – two groups that require members to have academic Ph.D.s to qualify for membership.
As for his undergrad degree, the New York Post reports Gray’s assistant first told CultNews.com he had attended Columbia Pacific University – an unaccredited correspondence school. Later Gray claims about receiving degrees from the American branch of a university in Switzerland could not be verified by the university registrar.