A bit of an interesting story. A friend, who wrote the book on a particular field of computer software design, cannot teach the course at Dartmouth, that uses his book as its basis. Reason? He doesn't have a degree. Also, Dartmouth uses adjunct Professors to teach many of their courses, because it is less expensive. Now these adjuncts do not lack in the degree department. The college simply will not hire them on as full professors. Ah, academia.
I do not have a degree in anything. But my expertise in engineering and building theater sets has led to talks about teaching this subject in the local high school in a couple of years... we'll see.
CamiSu NDGA (No Degree, Good Anyway)