Monday, November 24, 2014

Janet Starr Hull - PhD Fraud

Janet Star Hull of Melissa, Texas claims to be involved in alternative health and nutrition, yet proudly boasts a PhD that is not accredited anywhere in the world. Her resume states that she earned a PhD from Clayton College in Holistic Nutrition. 

Check out the disclaimer on her webpage. It reads, "Information within this site is not intended to replace legal, medical, or any other professional service. The information provided is not a replacement for professional advice or care. If you require nutritional, medical, or other expert services, please seek appropriate professional care. The author, contributors, publisher and their employees are not liable or held accountable for any damages arising from or in association with the application of any information contained in this Detoxification Program. Statements about the product efficacy have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration nor have the products been evaluated to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease." It's all there, just in case the SHTF.

Just like you, we never heard of Clayton College. So we did some investigation. We learned that Clayton College is.......drum roll please......a degree mill!

Clayton College was a "private, for-profit online school" that has been the target of criticism for its academic policies. Oregon, Michigan and Texas have put the school on watch lists for being unaccredited. GetEducated’s Diploma Mill Police service lists consumer cautions about the school in its accreditation report.

Sister school Chadwick University closed in 2008 after Alabama regulators revoked its business license.

In 2008, Alabama instituted a law requiring distance university accreditation. Clayton College had an application pending for accreditation through the Distance Education and Training Council. Schools with pending applications are allowed to continue operating under Alabama’s 2008 law. However, Clayton College has notified the state of Alabama that it will close rather than continue to seek distance learning accreditation.

The bottom line is, she would be better to hire for toxic spill cleanup than as a nutritionist or anything else (she claims to be an OSHA certified environmental hazardous waste emergency response specialist).


  1. She has a PhD from a online school. That doesn't make her a fraud. She's got great nutritional information in her newsletter none of which you have even contested. You should be sued for slander. You must be a schill for some drug company.

  2. There are legitimate online schools and then there are illegitimate, unaccredited online schools. "Clayton College" is one such school. We do not care about her newsletter and her nutritional information. We do care about her false credentials. If our facts weren't accurate, we would have been sued long ago.