Professor Vogel, first name Jeff, is Transylvania Polygnostic University for his research into reaching the Americas. Those who are interested in the results of the research may find his thesis, Reaching the Americas: One Mad Scientist's Approach, (formerly) published on his Irony Central site. Presumably, this thesis was in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the doctoral degree he claims. Note that while this particular research paper is presented with a great deal of professionalism and decorum, Professor Vogel places the following notice on the home page of Irony Central:at
If you are below 18 years of age, go away immediately! The contents of these pages will give an underage reader unsightly scabs and even worse acne than you already have.
This appears to be primarily due to a frank discussion of the phenomenon of progeny, that is, babies and the processes which lead to them, coupled with a rather unrefined idiom.
On the other hand, more biographical information that is (self) approved for all ages is the answer to the Spiderweb software question, So who made up all this stuff anyway?