Steven Milloy describes himself on Twitter @JunkScience as

Author, 'Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA.' Trump EPA transition team. Statistician. Fmr SEC atty, mutual fund mgr, coal exec, & FOXNews columnist.

On the About page of his JunkScience web-site, it claims:

Milloy holds:

  • B.A. in Natural Sciences, Johns Hopkins University;
  • Master of Health Sciences (Biostatistics), Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health;
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Baltimore; and
  • Master of Laws (Securities regulation) from the Georgetown University Law Center.

His Wikipedia page uses some odd distancing language, saying "Milloy claims to hold" these degrees.

Does Steven Milloy hold these degrees?

  • 1
    I am not too familiar with this particular SE site, so: why the downvote? Is there something I should improve in my question? – Clement C. Sep 12 '17 at 13:56
  • 1
    When lazy Wikipedia contributors don't want to cite something, they'll just say it's claimed by someone. It's just lazy authorship, not skepticism. – fredsbend Sep 13 '17 at 18:48
  • Is there anybody actually claiming he doesn't, besides a wishy-washy wikipedia editor? – kbelder Sep 13 '17 at 20:46
  • I don't think there's a notable claim he holds these degrees, or a notable claim that he doesn't hold these degrees. – Andrew Grimm Sep 15 '17 at 0:34
up vote 16 down vote accepted

The degrees from Johns Hopkins appear to be consistent with university records.

The JHU library archives its past commencement programs. On page 25 of the 1981 commencement program, under "Bachelors of Arts in The School of Arts and Sciences", is an entry for "Steven J. Milloy, of Oxon Hill, Md."

On page 52 of the 1983 program, under "Masters of Health Science in The School of Hygiene and Public Health", is an entry for "Steven J. Milloy, of Fort Washington, Md.; B.A. The Johns Hopkins University, 1981. Biostatistics."

I haven't found similar records from the University of Baltimore or Georgetown, so I can't confirm or refute those.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .