This analytical volume uses qualitative data, quantitative data, and direct employee experiences to aid understanding of why workplace bullying occurs in universities throughout the US. To address higher education workplace bullying, this text offers data-driven interventions for human resource staff and departments to effectively tackle this destructive phenomenon.

Drawing on Hollis’ first-hand research which is supported by findings from a 2019 Human Resources data collection, this text identifies populations which are most vulnerable to discrimination within academia. The data shows how human resource departments, executive leadership, and faculty might proactively intervene to prevent workplace bullying. Divided into two parts, the book offers empirical analysis of structural interventions for human resource efforts to combat workplace bullying in higher education. Second, the book puts forth solutions based on empirical findings for organizations and human resources to combat workplace aggression and civility which hurts higher education. Further, the author examines the specific effect of workplace harassment and cyberbullying on women of color, junior faculty, women, and the LGBTQ community.

This text will benefit researchers, doctoral students, and conducting higher education research. Additionally, the book focusses on structural issues which interfere with multicultural education more broadly. Those interested in Human Resource Management, the sociology of education, and gender and sexuality studies and will also enjoy this volume.

chapter |4 pages


part 1|82 pages

Workplace Bullies and Vulnerable Populations

chapter 1|14 pages

Training Current HR Personnel for New Tricks

Analyzing the Relationship between Training and Workplace Bullying

chapter 2|16 pages

Speaking for Themselves

The Voices of Human Resources Personnel Regarding Workplace Bullying in Higher Education

chapter 4|16 pages

Bullied About? Lawyer Up!

When Workplace Bullying Evolves into Legal Complaints

part 2|109 pages

Workplace Bullies and Vulnerable Populations

chapter 6|17 pages

The Procrustes Figure, the Curmudgeon, and the Snow White Syndrome

Styles of Higher Education Workplace Bullying

chapter 7|18 pages

An Unfair Fight

Black Women’s Additional Risk: Facing “Mobbing” in Higher Education

chapter 8|19 pages

Pressure Points

Workplace Bullying, Self-Determination, and Career Interruption for Women in Higher Education

chapter 10|20 pages

High-Tech Harassment

A Chi-Squared Confirmation that Workplace Cyberbullying Disproportionally Affects People of Color and the LGBQ Community in Higher Education

chapter 11|11 pages