Westhues, Kenneth 2006 1-4955-1138-3 260 pages Therese Warden and Uhuru Watson, tenured professors at Medaille College (New York), were dismissed for turpitude in 2002. Herbert Richardson, tenured professor at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, was dismissed for gross misconduct in 1994. Rigorous comparative study of these cases yields rich insight, especially because the Medaille mobbings, unlike the one at Toronto, have been corrected. This book spells out a pragmatist, dialogic method for the study of mobbing: analyses of the Medaille cases by Dr. Westhues and AAUP, and scholarly conversation on the Toronto case between Dr. Westhues and seven colleagues in varied disciplines: James Van Patten, Education, Florida Atlantic; Stan C. Weeber, Sociology, McNeese State; Jo A. Baldwin, English, Mississippi Valley State; Anson Shupe, Sociology, Indiana/Purdue; Barry W. Birnbaum, Education, Northeastern Illinois; James Gollnick, Religious Studies, Waterloo.
Westhues, Kenneth 2005 1-4955-1139-1 212 pages Nine gripping accounts of trouble in professionals’ working lives and how they dealt with it. Editorial introductions show how each account sheds light on the basic process of workplace mobbing. One professor tells how he escaped a poisonous work environment, another how he survived in one. A third (before his suicide) traces the steps to his dismissal. A pacifist teacher, a renowned surgeon, a dramatist - their stories are all here. Contributors: the late David S. Clarke, Southern Illinois; Jacob Neusner, Bard College; Ross A. Klein, Memorial of Newfoundland; Doug Giebel, Montana State; Charles F. Howlett, Molloy College; Robert F. Fleissner, Central State; Geary H. Larrick, Stevens Point, WI; Ursula A. Falk, therapist, Buffalo, NY; Gerhard Falk, Buffalo State; and a newcomer surgeon.
Westhues, Kenneth 2005 1-4955-1141-3 410 pages A comprehensive introduction to workplace mobbing in today’s colleges and universities, this easy-to-read volume defines and explains the devastating process of being ganged up on by colleagues and administrators, and eliminated from even a tenured professorship. It begins with the editor’s summary of his ground-breaking research, begun in 1992 and set forth in two earlier and widely praised Mellen titles, Eliminating Professors and The Envy of Excellence. The sections of the present book consist of original essays written in response to Dr. Westhues’ work, reporting and analyzing cases of mobbing in both scientific and humanistic fields. Editorial introductions to successive sections show how each chapter helps answer basic questions about mobbing in the academic workplace: what it is, how the process unfolds, what kind of professors join in and what kind get targeted, by what methods professors are attacked and how they fight back, and finally, how the incidence of mobbing can be reduced.
The authors approach mobbing from diverse disciplinary viewpoints, from anthropology and law to psychology and sociology. Contributors: Dhiraj K. Pradhan, Bristol; Hugo Meynell, Calgary; Enrico Cavina, Pisa; Daryl White, Spelman College; O. Kendall White, Washington & Lee; Jo and Joseph Blase, Georgia; Melvin Williams, Michigan; Carey Stronach, Virginia State; Martin Loney, journalist, Ottawa; Irving Hexham, Calgary; Nathan Young, British Columbia; Joan E. Friedenberg, Southern Illinois: John Mueller, Calgary; Brian Martin, Wollongong; Kathleen Kufeldt, Memorial of Newfoundland: Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Wales; Roman Dubinski, Waterloo; Charmian Bondi, consultant, Oslo; Jan Gregersen, consultant, Jar; David Yamada, Suffolk.