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I speedied this article because there is no assertion of notability. As a professor, being published establishes absolutely no such notability, and is no such assertion. I have published works and a job at a university, as do hundreds (nay, thousands) of non-notable people. I would ask the admin in question to re-evaluate this decision. --Cheeser1 10:54, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
having published a book is an assertion of notability. i didnt say it was proof of notability. Read WP:CSD and the discussions on its talk page. Saying anything anyone could in good faith take as possible notability is an assertion of notability. Saying one is a professor--even assistant or associate-- is such an assertion, though most assistant and associate professors arent. But I'm going more by the books here. Saying one has published 5 books , 2 by a major university Press, is an unmistakable assertion. i dont regard this as even borderline in passing speedy.
I do use this with some degree of common sense: saying one has published a single clearly self-published book i do not treat as a credible assertion. Saying one is an instructor at a junior college ditto. Some of the people on the talk page interpret this even more flexibly & would consider those cases assertions. There is a difference between passing speedy, and passing AfD. I have no idea whether this would pass AfD. It would depend on the notability of the published works, Given that there a five books, two of them published apparently by Princeton University Press, i would say its a pretty good chance. It would depend for one thing on whom the other publishers are. Some reviews are needed to show it. The author deserves a chance to work on it, and this note will serve to explain what is needed. Reviews in RSs prove notability for authors. DGG (talk) 11:14, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
I thank you for the explanation. While this does not appear to be an assertion of notability as I see it, I will defer to your judgment since it errs on the side of caution. However, I intend to AfD the article if notability is not established in a far more substantial way, because even if we decide to accept such as an assertion of notability, it doesn't seem very substantive to me. --Cheeser1 11:23, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
While it's obvious that not everyone with a job at a university is a notable academic in their field, nonetheless it ought to be equally obvious that one does not become a professor at Stanford without fulfilling that criterion. I'm removing the unreferenced tags as all the info currently provided in the article is verified in the sources given. DionysosProteus (talk) 14:23, 10 December 2008 (UTC)