Biden says that he was a "full professor" at the University of Pennsylvania at one point.
Joe Biden was paid by the university for close to $1 million. He didn't teach a single class at the university, though.
He said he was a "full professor" at the University of Pennsylvania for a while during a speech on Thursday, but we don't know how long. Though Biden was paid more than $700,000 to give speeches at UPenn, he never taught a single one of them.
Biden said while he was speaking at North Carolina AT&T State University: "I've been to a lot of university campuses." "In fact, I was a full professor at the University of Pennsylvania for four years."
Vice President Joe Biden was given the title of "Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor" by Penn State in 2017. People who worked for Vice President Biden at the time said that he would not be teaching any classes.
When Biden was at the University of Pennsylvania, he was paid $776,527. Most of that money came from giving speeches, according to PhillyMag.
The "Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement" is a think tank at the University of Pennsylvania. Biden was given an office there by the think tank. "The Penn Biden Center will have a big impact on both Penn's teaching and research missions." He will have joint appointments in the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences, with a secondary affiliation in the Wharton School. The university said this in a statement in 2017.
As National File reported, the think tank was home to a number of Biden Administration officials, including U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who worked there. Professor Zeke Emanuel, who worked in the Obama administration and helped build Obamacare, welcomed Vice President Biden to Penn in 2017.
Even though Biden didn't teach at UPenn, he did teach a constitutional law class at Widener University in Delaware County, PA. During the years from 1991 to 2008, Biden worked as an adjunct professor and co-taught the class with another person.