SAN FRANCISCO -- A former associate professor at San Francisco State University's College of Business was arrested late Wednesday night and charged with photographing students while they were in the bathroom, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and college officials.
Mark Landis, a popular professor at San Francisco State University's accounting department, had resigned Friday. He had been working at the school since August 2006, according to a school spokeswoman.
Prosecutors say Landis placed a hidden camera inside a box of Kleenex in order to record his students using the bathroom at his home. He was arrested Wednesday night in San Francisco and charged with 15 counts of unauthorized invasion of privacy,according to district attorney's office spokesman Alex Bastian. The victims are current and former students, while some attended University of San Francisco.
Landis is out on $100,000 bail and scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.
In online posts, students described Landis as professor who was demanding, but also funny and charming.
Landis has a doctorate in accounting from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a master's degree in accounting from University of Nebraska at Lincoln, according to his LinkedIn profile. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with an undergraduate degree in 1999.
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