Sociology professor Kenneth L. Storey posted the tweet and two responses on Sunday before removing the entire thread and his profile photo.
University spokesman Eric Cardenas said in a statement Tuesday that Storey was fired after the school weathered an outpouring of online outrage over the comments.
In a Facebook post on Monday evening, the university said it “stands in solidarity with the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey.”
Officials said another sociology professor will take over Storey’s classes.
Republished with permission of The Associated Press.
The University of Tampa stands in solidarity with those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Any comments to the contrary are not shared by UT.
— University of Tampa (@UofTampa) August 28, 2017