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MOBBING IN ACADEME

News article reporting on a mobbing in Academe.

 

Fogg, Piper, 2006. In a Small Department, Whistle-Blowing Echoes Loudly: A professor who reported wrongdoing says she was punished for her efforts. The Chronicle of Higher Education. 52:30 p.A12. March 31, 2006.

Professor Joan Friedenberg describes efforts to raise campus awareness at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale.

Friedenberg, Joan E. Paying It Forward: Raising Campus Awareness about the Problem of Workplace Mobbing. Published on Kenneth Westhues' website Workplace Mobbing in Academe.

Description of an academic mobbing.

Friedenberg, Joan E. 2005. "Academic mobbing: SIUC’s ugly little secret." Community Leaders Forum, The Daily Egyptian. 9 March. Available online at <http://newshound.de.siu.edu/voices05/stories/storyReader$308>

A detailed, thoughtful, and thorough account of Professor Friedenberg's own experience of academic mobbing.

Friedenberg, Joan E. 2004. "Political Psychology at Southern Illinois University: the Use of an Outside Consultant for Mobbing a Professor." Workplace Mobbing in Academe: Reports from Twenty Universities. Pp. 259 – 289. Ed. Kenneth Westhues. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

This insightful article is essential reading for anyone impacted by academic mobbing.

Gravois, John 2006. "Mob Rule: In departmental disputes, professors can act just like animals.". The Chronicle of Higher Education. 52:32, p.A10, 14 April 2006.

The late Professor of Linguistics Hector Hammerly describes his own experience of academic mobbing and offers suggestions for survival.

Hammerly, Hector 2006. "Mob, v t, to Kill by Pack: Practical Techniques for Surviving and Fighting Back." Six parts of essay published online November 2006 on Hector Hammerly Memorial Webpage <http://www.arts.uwaterloo.ca/~kwesthue/hhammerly.htm>

 

Analysis of mobbing in a library setting.

 

Hecker, Thomas E. 2007. "Workplace Mobbing: a Discussion for Librarians." Journal of Academic Librarianship. 33:4, pp.439-445.

A news story detailing the resignation of two foreign professors at Sweden's Uppsala University.

Labi, Aisha 2007. "Swedish University, Alleging Culture Clash, Forces Out Two Foreign Professors." The Chronicle for Higher Education, 53:38, p.A49.

 

Examines and analyses the results of a large workplace bullying survey sent to faculty and staff at a Canadian University.

McKay, Ruth, Diane Huberman, Jae Fratzl, Roland Thomas 2008. "Workplace Bullying in Academic: A Canadian Study." Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal. 20:2, pp. 77-100.

 

Describes a professor's experience with administrative mobbing.

 

Meynell, Hugo A. 2004. "Mischief at Muggsville." Workplace Mobbing in Academe: Reports from Twenty Universities. Pp. 37-58. Ed. Kenneth Westhues. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

Examines the role of Research Ethics Boards in the mobbing of academics.

Mueller, John H. 2004. "Research Ethics: a Tool for Harassment in the Academic Workplace." Workplace Mobbing in Academe: Reports from Twenty Universities. Pp. 290-313. Ed. Kenneth Westhues. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

 

A narrative describing the illogical dismissal of a tenured professor.

 

 

Pradhan, Dhiraj K. 2004. "A Dream Professorship, Turned Nightmare." Workplace Mobbing in Academe: Reports from Twenty Universities. Pp.23-36. Ed. Kenneth Westhues. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

 

 

An accurate look at the culture of incivility that can grow on University campuses.

 

 

Twale, Darla J. and Barbara M. De Luca 2008. Faculty Incivility: The Rise of the Academic Bully Culture and What to Do About It. San Francisco: Jossey Bass

 

The fifth book of Professor Westhues' five volume series on acadmic mobbing. Provides two in depth case studies and concludes with recommendations for prevention of mobbing in Universities.

Westhues, Kenneth et al. 2006. The Remedy and Prevention Mobbing in Higher Education Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

Nine vivid accounts of harassment and mobbing at work that. A must read in understanding the nature of academic mobbing.

Westhues, Kenneth Ed. 2005. Winning, Losing, Moving On: How Professionals Deal with Workplace Harassment and Mobbing. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

"With the publication of this book and his continuing research on the subject, Westhues has virtually founded a new field in sociology."

-David S. Clarke
Editor Knowledge, Technology and Society
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Westhues, Kenneth 2004. The Envy of Excellence: Administrative Mobbing of High-Achieving Professors. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

 

First book of a five volume series by sociologist Kenneth Westhues. Informative and engaging.


Westhues, Kenneth 1998. Eliminating Professors: A Guide to the Dismissal Process. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

Introduction to mobbing. Published in Academic Matters: the Journal of Higher Education.

 

Westhues, Kenneth 2006. "The Unkindly Art of Mobbing". Academic Matters: the Journal of Higher Education OCUFA, Fall 2006, pp.18-19. Available online at <http://arts.uwaterloo.ca/~kwesthue/unkindlyart.htm>

Describes the dismissal of Stephen Berman, tenured Professor of Mathematics at University of Saskatchewan

 

Westhues, Kenneth 2006. "Stephen Berman: Scapegoat". Published online at the Workplace Mobbing in Academe website, December 2006. Avaliable online at http://arts.uwaterloo.ca/~kwesthue/berman.htm