GWU plans to replace Jessica Krug, the professor who admitted to falsely claiming Black identity

George Washington University’s history department plans to replace Jessica A. Krug, the associate professor who said she lied about being a Black woman, the department chair has confirmed.

“We certainly want the classes to continue, and we’re going to see if it’s possible,” said Daniel Schwartz. “We’re looking to see if we can find a replacement.”

Krug was teaching courses on African and Latin American history in the fall semester, Schwartz said, and the department is looking to bring in a professor with experience teaching those subjects. A replacement has not been chosen, but Schwartz mentioned the possibility of recruiting someone from the GWU community.

“There are people who are not full-time faculty at GW, but have taught part-time before,” he said.