Academics Researching Workplace Bullying

Friends of the Workplace Bullying Institute

Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik, PhD
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
The emergent US academic.

David Yamada, J.D.
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
David is author of the seminal legal treatise on workplace bullying (Georgetown Law Journal, 2000), author of the Healthy Workplace Bill introduced in state legislatures throughout the U.S. and Board member of the Workplace Bullying Institute. You can see his list of publications available for download.

Charlotte Rayner, PhD
University of Portsmouth, England
Charlotte is one of the co-founders of the International Association on Bullying and Harassment at Work. In 2000, she generously gave a keynote address at the U.S. Workplace Bullying Conference.

Helge Hoel, PhD
University of Manchester Business School (UMIST), England

Stale Einarsen, PhD
University of Bergen, and the Bergen Bullying Research Group, Norway
Stale and Helge are co-developers of the academic instrument that defines workplace bullying, the Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ).

Angelo Soares, PhD
University of Quebec at Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Angelo was the Chair of the Montreal 2008 conference hosted by his university. He conducts research and provides expert guidance on matters relating to the first North American anti-bullying (psychological harassment) law in Quebec.

Ken Westhues, PhD
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Ken was a key presenter the Montreal 2008 conference. He is the premier academician who addresses mobbing in universities by authoring books and articles. In 2000, he generously gave a keynote address at the U.S. Workplace Bullying Conference. His critiques of the anti-bullying movement keep us all honest.

Robert Sutton, PhD
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
Bob conducts research and writes books on a myriad of organization-related topics. His brush with workplace bullying was when he authored the best-selling The No Asshole Rule (2007). Bob kindly declared the WBI-Zogby US Workplace Bullying Survey "one of the most important, and most rigorous, studies on this problem." He also wrote the Foreword to our book, The Bully-Free Workplace (2011).

Joel Neuman, PhD
SUNY, New Palz, New York
When WBI began in 1998, Joel was one of only two academics studying workplace bullying. In 2000, he generously gave a keynote address at the U.S. Workplace Bullying Conference. He and Loraleigh Keashly have teamed to create an intervention for the VA to reduce conflict and aggression.

Loraleigh Keashly, PhD
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
When WBI began in 1998, Loraleigh was one of only two academics studying workplace bullying. In 2000, she generously gave a keynote address at the U.S. Workplace Bullying Conference. Her year 2000 study was the best estimate of bullying prevalence in the US prior to the 2007 WBI-Zogby survey. She is currently the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communications.

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