Ivory Tower Work Shouldn’t Hurt: Challenges and Solutions to the Problem of Faculty Bullying and Harassment in Higher Education

Session Description
Bullying and harassment is a growing problem in higher education. In this session, Dr. Mary Dereshiwsky explores some of the ways that faculty member bullying and harassment are manifested, sources of this harassment, and reasons why it occurs. She will also discuss potential solutions to reduce and prevent this problem to ensure safe workspaces for faculty in higher education
Mary Dereshiwksy
Mary Dereshiwksy, Professor, Northern Arizona University, United States
Dr. Mary I. Dereshiwsky is a Professor of Educational Leadership and Research at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, USA and is Assistant Department Chair for the Department of Educational Leadership. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has developed and taught online courses in introduction to educational research, research design, and qualitative research. Dr. Dereshiwsky’s publication and presentation interests include designing effective online learning spaces, mentoring and evaluating online faculty, and effective student engagement practices in online instruction.
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  1. Dear Mary,
    Your support of TCC nurtures and inspires us. It is with delight that I see your thoughtful notes and words of encouragement.

    The strength that I feel throughout the years during my research stems from standing among giants and feeling their loving support!

    Mahalo! *cheers*

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