Todd Wallack in the Boston Globe:
Records show that Berlowitz, who has led the academy for 17 years, has exaggerated her own academic achievement as part of efforts to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in government funding.
In at least two applications for federal grants over the past decade, Berlowitz said she received a doctorate in English from New York University in 1969, a degree NYU said she never earned.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is not a university, so it may or may not have a zero-tolerance policy for this kind of fraud. I think it would significantly damage their credibility, though, if they continue to employ someone who lied about earning a doctorate. (From the article, it sounds like she makes the AAAS a miserable place to work anyway.)
(Via Kieran Healy.)