Sheree Whitfield RHOA

I Heard: Sheree’ Whitfield’s Blind Date is a Fake Doctor…

Oct 12th 2010 | Written by ATLien

On last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Sheree’ Whitfield hit the singles scene and went on a blind date.  Sheree’ who normally only dances for dollars, took a chance and met her date out for a night of two-stepping.

The lucky fellow, who she described as a “doctor,” sent a car for her and took her straight to SWATS (Southwest Atlanta for all you non-ATLiens). He even brought her store bought flowers!

The two seemed to have hit it off even though they were in the hood and Sheree’ even asked the guy out on a 2nd date.

Now for the good stuff!! While we were tweeting away last night during the show, it was revealed that Sheree’s “blind” date is not a “Doctor” after all. At least, not in the classic sense of the word.

Tiy-E Muhammed has a long sordid history in the “A” and it’s not pretty. Word on the street is that the “Doctor” (if you can call him that) was fired from his job as a professor at Clark Atlanta University back in 2005 after they discovered that he wasn’t really a “Doctor” after all…

Back then, Muhammed had long dreds and I heard that all the girls swooned over him.

According to my friend Ms. Mercedes, Muhammad taught a sex education class at CAU and was the coolest professor on campus.

Muhammad’s glowing personality couldn’t prevent him from being “outed” by the AJC thought. Especially after he chose to appear on a local reality show.

A blog post written by KARSH dated June 22nd, 2005, details how the “Doctor” eventually fessed up and admitted that he was merely a “life coach”…

The former Clark Atlanta University associate professor turned castaway on TBS’ “The Real Gilligan’s Island” has called himself a psychologist on his Web site and book jacket covers, yet he is not licensed to practice psychology in Georgia or anywhere else.

Tiy-E Muhammad is a ‘professor’ on the TBS reality show ‘The Real Gilligan’s Island.’ But Clark Atlanta University says it let him go. His credentials are as uncharted as a desert isle.

Kara Sinkule, a spokeswoman for the Georgia secretary of state’s office, said Muhammad, known as “The Love Doctor” on a local radio station, could face misdemeanor criminal charges.

Claiming you are a psychologist without a license is illegal, she said.

Muhammad, 35, says he’s a doctor, but he didn’t earn a Ph.D. in psychology at the school from which he has said he graduated, school records show. In fact, he attended Southern Illinois University for just one semester as an unspecified graduate student, said SIU spokesman Tom Woolf.

Muhammad said he left Clark Atlanta, where he was an associate professor in the psychology department for four years, because he wasn’t paid enough and he “no longer felt that spark” from teaching. School officials said he left after they discovered his credentials were bogus.

Muhammad, who received a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Eastern Illinois University, said Monday he was unaware that claiming to be a psychologist without a license was illegal.

“I checked it out when I moved here. It’s not against the law,” he said.

But when a reporter read Muhammad the Georgia Law Code that relates to psychologists (Sec. 43-39-7), he said, “I’m a life coach, I say I’m a life coach. It makes things simpler.”
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Now… to give Muhammad the benefit of the doubt. 5 years has past and that’s plenty of time for him to have earned some type of degree. Who knows? He may actually be a doctor for real by now…

Bravo knew exactly what they were doing when they made this match on air.

To be continued…

Major Props to MsMercedes & KarenCivil for the info!

21 Comments

  1. everydayjane says:

    Did he snatch his dreads out?

  2. PrettyRed says:

    Dead @everydayjane's comment! LOL I was thinking the same thing

  3. boycott negroes who marry outside their culture says:

    It is pitiful that beautiful, talented christian american girl like Brandy, sheree, etc has had no man to appreciate their lovely womanliness in years.

    I heard Tom Joyner say that his son Oscar has married an Ethiopian he has nothing in common with, while our beautiful Black American princesses walk around single and lonely. WE NEED TO BOYCOTT ALL OF THESE DUMB NEGRO MEN WHO MARRY OUTSIDE THEIR CULTURE AND THEIR RACE.

    I WONT BE LISTENING TO TOM JOYNER AGAIN, AND I WONT ALLOW HIM TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF ME ON HIS CRUISES, ETC.

    IF HE WANTS TO PASS HIS LEGACY AND WEALTH OUTSIDE OF HIS COMMUNITY, THEN HE NEEDS TO ASK ETHIOPIANS TO SUPPORT HIM.

    STAND UP BLACK AMERICAN WOMEN. IN MOST CASES WE HAD TO RAISE THESE NEGRO AMERICAN MEN ALL BY OURSELVES.

  4. SMH says:

    #ImJustSayin, Whats the difference they are all frauds on the show…Sheree is not a freakin designer, NeNe "house Husband" now wasnt really a real estate tycoon….he was only a Property manager! Kim Z is not a singer, Kandi THINKS she is worthy of another album. So this Tiy-E Muhammad fits right along with this FAKE cast!

  5. iLuLuOnline says:

    The only real thing about this show is that it's filmed in Atlanta…and sometimes I even have my doubts about that!

  6. Attorneymom says:

    @SMH You better preach!!

  7. AUC alum says:

    Tiy-E Muhammad is one of the biggest frauds walking the streets of Atlanta. I hope this cat still isn't calling himself "doctor". He was a counselor at Morris Brown back in the day (90's) and was going by "doctor" back then. Bruh needs to go bald or cut it real low to hide the landing strip in the top of his head!

  8. He's Still Not A Doctor! says:

    FLASHBACK

    Here is a story we wrote about Sheree’s date back in 2005:

    Reality TV star Tiy-E Muhammad‘s resume has more holes than the S.S. Minnow after the weather started getting rough and the tiny ship was tossed. The former Clark Atlanta University associate professor turned castaway on TBS’ “The Real Gilligan‘s Island” has called himself a psychologist on his Web site and book jacket covers, yet he is not licensed to practice psychology in Georgia or anywhere else.

    Kara Sinkule, a spokeswoman for the Georgia secretary of state’s office, said Muhammad, known as “The Love Doctor” on a local radio station, could face misdemeanor criminal charges.

    Claiming you are a psychologist without a license is illegal, she said.

    Muhammad, 35, says he’s a doctor, but he didn’t earn a Ph.D. in psychology at the school from which he has said he graduated, school records show. In fact, he attended Southern Illinois University for just one semester as an unspecified graduate student, said SIU spokesman Tom Woolf.

    Muhammad said he left Clark Atlanta, where he was an associate professor in the psychology department for four years, because he wasn’t paid enough and he “no longer felt that spark” from teaching. School officials said he left after they discovered his credentials were bogus.

    Muhammad said that in 1999 he founded a nonprofit organization called “Man II Man Inc., ” which his Web site states is “dedicated to uplifting, motivating and educating inner city youth.” Actually, the organization is a for-profit company, said Cara Hodgson of the secretary of state’s office.

    Muhammad said he had not “filed the paperwork” to make the corporation nonprofit. “I’m still forming the board of directors, ” he said. On Tuesday, the Web site was changed to describe the organization as “community-based, ” rather than nonprofit.

    Muhammad has said he was a psychologist in Illinois, where he was originally from, but a search on the state’s Financial and Professional Regulation Department Web site and a check with the department’s spokesperson revealed no evidence to support that claim.

    On Saturday, a nattily dressed Muhammad was signing two of his self-published books, “The Secrets Men Keep, ” and “My Mind, My Body, My Spirit, ” at a Barnes & Noble in East Point and dishing dirt on his stint on “The Real Gilligan‘s Island.”

    The “Survivor”-style show, which airs Wednesdays on TBS, pits two teams of castaways against each other for a top prize of $250,000. Muhammad fills one of the two “professor” roles. The heavily promoted show debuted June 8 and will run through June 29. It was taped in 2004 and has an average weekly viewership of 1.7 million people, studio officials said.

    Wearing crisp white pants, an embroidered denim blue shirt and black leather Gucci sandals, Muhammad signed two of his books on relationships — published under his own Man II Man Inc. imprint — and autographed black-and-white headshots of himself labeled “Dr. Tiy-E Psychologist/Author” in large letters.

    “If you go to bed at night not feeling comfortable with who you are, I feel sorry for you, ” he told the group of about 20 women, flashing a dimpled smile. “Everyone should love themselves.”

    In an interview with a reporter Saturday, Muhammad said he decided to leave Clark Atlanta in the summer of 2004 to pursue a career in modeling and acting.

    “The job became a chore. It was a stale routine. It wasn’t a challenge anymore, ” he said.

    Asked Monday if he left the university because officials there questioned his credentials, he hesitated, then said, “I don’t have a problem with that.”

    When pressed about the discrepancies, he said, “That is not anybody’s business.”

    Charismatic and handsome, Muhammad first attracted national attention as a regular on the syndicated “Ricki Lake Show” as a “resident relationship expert” in 2002. He made numerous appearances on the talk show over the next two years while teaching at Clark Atlanta. School administrators would not comment on how Muhammad got his job with a faked resume or why he was allowed to teach for so long.

    Both Jet and Ebony magazines quoted Muhammad as a psychologist and relationship expert in articles dating back to 2001. In 2003, Ebony named him one of 26 “Best Bachelors of the Year.” Ebony officials declined to comment this week, saying they had not had an opportunity to check into the matter.

    Turner Broadcasting officials released a brief statement: “Tiy-E Muhammad met the professor criteria for the production company to cast him as a contestant on ‘The Real Gilligan‘s Island.’ They felt he was a good reality character.”

    Laura Mandel, a spokeswoman for Telepictures Productions, the show’s producer, said, “We do not discuss the casting process.”

    Marietta psychologist Mark Roland, a board member of the Georgia Psychological Association’s independent practice division, called Muhammad‘s use of the term psychologist “the worst kind of betrayal of the public’s trust.”

    “This is the first time I’ve heard of someone taking it to this level, ” Roland said. “It raises legal and ethical issues.”

    Muhammad, who received a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Eastern Illinois University, said Monday he was unaware that claiming to be a psychologist without a license was illegal.

    “I checked it out when I moved here. It’s not against the law, ” he said.

    But when a reporter read Muhammad the Georgia Law Code that relates to psychologists (Sec. 43-39-7), he said, “I’m a life coach, I say I’m a life coach. It makes things simpler.”

    On Tuesday, he changed his Web site, dropping the description of himself as a psychologist. He later acknowledged he had not graduated from Southern Illinois but said he had a doctorate from an unaccredited online university. He did not provide immediate documentation.

    In the last five years, Muhammad has spoken on dozens of college campuses around the country, from Georgia Tech to Notre Dame. He said he gets 50 to 75 e-mails a day through his Web site, http://www.onelovepoet.com, asking for relationship advice.

    He’s turned “Secrets Men Keep” into a play that is scheduled for Sept. 6-11 at the Bois-feuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, backed by local theater promoter Preston Elliott. Muhammad ran his own casting call in May and will play the lead. A promotional flier says the play is a “Man II Man Development” production.

    Muhammad co-hosts with Ramona Debreaux on HOT 107.9 a Wednesday morning radio show on relationships.

    General Manager Wayne Brown said the station does not refer to Muhammad as a psychologist or Ph.D. They call him “The Love Doctor.”

    “I don’t think you need to be a doctor to have a male opinion, ” Brown said.

    Former Clark Atlanta University student Ivory Jones, who graduated with a minor in psychology in 2000, said students often questioned Muhammad‘s teaching methods.

    “It seemed more like he wanted to come across as a ladies’ man and not as a legit professor, ” Jones said. “He’s really attractive and well-spoken. I guess that’s why he was able to carry it off for so long.”

  9. Prynsexxx says:

    He should have kept the locs.

  10. Blacklovelyone says:

    Well he won't be puting a ring on it.The dreads made him look really handsome.

  11. Gwendella says:

    Yes @SMH they are what my friend Denise used to say jacks of all trades, masters of NONE lol

  12. Ann says:

    Who gives a damn…did yall see him? uhmmm, yeah….

  13. prich says:

    Can’t help but laugh at that one. That’s Sharee you lying to homeboy boo ! He do have some nice bedroom eye’s. Yup date him again lol.

  14. damnairfresh says:

    Doctor or not, that show is filled with drama that everybody loves to watch! LOL

  15. Prynsexxx says:

    That reverse mohawk is bothering me.

  16. florida says:

    ….isn't this dude g a y? other folk are saying he's g a y. sheree better watch her white T cells!

  17. l says:

    "Prynsexxx says:That reverse mohawk is bothering me." LOL that was a funny comment.The "Dr" has game galore, huh?He will fit right in with the rest of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta."

  18. Jass says:

    Does anyone remember him from Ricki Lake? He use to be on there giving relationship advice


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