Joe Corlett, 57, titled his essay "Hot for Teacher."
He said he was instructed on his first day of a writing class "to record our first impressions of people in our day book assignment, and that's what I did."
"I recorded my first impressions of her."
"Her" happens to be Corlett's former teacher, Pamela Mitzelfeld, an instructor at Oakland University near Detroit, Mich.
But when she got a gander of Corlett's racy essay—which noted impressions of her such as "tall, blonde, stacked, skirt, heels, fingernails, smart, articulate, smile"—she turned it into the dean.
The university expelled Corlett, saying the journal violated the school's harassment policy.
Now Corlett is suing the university for more than $2 million in federal court over his ouster last year, claiming mental anguish and the embarrassment of being removed from Oakland.
"Not all students are 18-year-old kids living in his parent's basement," he told WTSP-TV. "I'm a taxpayer. I pay a lot of taxes. Some of us own that university."
"Osama Bin Laden himself couldn't have come up with a better way for our country to commit suicide than with this political correctness being perpetuated on our nation's campuses," he added.
Oakland officials disagree. "Corlett's case is not even a close one," the university said in a recent court filing, its first formal response since the lawsuit was filed in March.
"Serious educational concerns are clearly triggered when a student fails to recognize the monumental inappropriateness of directing a missive toward his instructor that describes her as 'stacked,' depicts her as the object of his sexual urges, compares her with an oversexed caricature from a television sitcom [reportedly "Ginger" from "Gilligan's Island"], and casts to the wind his worries over his wife's reaction to all of this," attorney Leonard Niehoff wrote.
Oakland University is asking the judge to dismiss the case.
Corlett, who now lives in Sarasota, Florida, is a home builder who pursued a college degree because of the weak economy. He enrolled full-time in 2011 after earning an associate degree from a community college.
Corlett also wrote that another teacher who was pregnant was "hot, and not just from baking the bun in her oven."
In an interview earlier this year, Corlett said students in the English 380 class were told to write honestly and that no topic was off limits.
Here's Corlett's Hot for Teacher essay.
And the report from WTSP-TV:
The Associated Press contributed to this report.