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A Deliberate American Focus

Although we recognize the universality of these destructive behaviors, we are creating this network to focus on the unique challenges posed by American employee relations, mental health, and legal systems.


Gary Namie, Ph.D.
Director, Workplace Bullying Institute, Bellingham, WA

David C. Yamada, J.D.
Suffolk University law professor and New Workplace Institute director, Boston, MA

    Roster of Founding Academy Fellows

  • Beverly J. Aho, M.B.A., J.D.
         Attorney, James H. Gilbert Law Group, Eden Prarie, MN
  • Carol Arao, M.A.
         Co-Coordinator, California Healthy Workplace Advocates
         Columnist, Workplace Bullying Institute blog
  • David W. Ballard, Psy.D., M.B.A.
         Assistant Executive Director for Organizational Excellence
         American Psychological Association, Washington, DC
  • Peggy Ann Berry, Ph.D., R.N., SPHR, COHN-S
         Owner, Thrive At Life: Working Solutions Dayton, OH
  • Jane Bethel
         President, SEIU/NAGE Local R4-200, Norfolk, VA
         State Coordinator, Virginia Healthy Workplace Advocates
  • Sharon Brennan, Ph.D.
         Past Pres. & 2014 President-elect, Division of Organizational, Consulting & Work Psychology
         New York State Psychological Association; Psychoanalyst, NY, NY
  • Jessi Eden Brown, M.S., LMHC, LPC, NCC
         Psychotherapist, Seattle, WA
         Professional Coach, Workplace Bullying Institute
  • Carrie Clark, M.A.
         Co-Founder, California Healthy Workplace Advocates
  • Ellen Pinkos Cobb, J.D.
         Senior Legal Analyst, Isoceles Group, Boston, MA
         Author, Bullying, Violence, Harassment, Discrimination and Stress: Emerging Workplace
         Health and Safety Issues
  • Lana Cooke
         State Coordinator, West Virginia Healthy Workplace Advocates
  • Barbara Coloroso
         Author, The Bully, The Bullied and the Bystander (Wm. Morrow, 2009)
         Expert in Youth Bullying, Littleton, CO
  • Pamela Countouris
         Bullying Prevention Trainer and Consultant, TCB Training & Consulting, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Teresa A. Daniel, J.D., Ph.D.
         Dean & Professor, Human Resource Leadership Program, Sullivan University
         Consultant & Author, Stop Bullying At Work (SHRM, 2009)
  • Michelle K. Duffy, Ph.D.
         Professor, Work & Organizations, Center for Human Resources & Labor Studies
         Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
  • Maureen Duffy, Ph.D.
         Author, Overcoming Mobbing (Oxford U Press, 2014) and Mobbing: Causes, Consequences & Cures
         (Oxford U Press, 2012) and Psychotherapist & Consultant, Miami Shores, FL
  • Lisa Farwell, Ph.D.
         Professor of Psychology, Santa Monica College
  • Carol Fehner
         Co-Coordinator,California Healthy Workplace Advocates
         Union Bullying Consultant, AFGE National Officer (Ret.)
  • Bernice L. Fields, J.D.
         Arbitrator & Attorney, Minneapolis, MN
  • Jackie Gilbert, Ph.D.
         Professor of Management, Middle Tennessee State University
         State Coordinator, Tennessee Healthy Workplace Advocates
  • Denise Halverson, Ph.D.
         Professor of Mathematics, Brigham Young University
         State Coordinator, Utah Healthy Workplace Advocates
  • Leslie Hammer, Ph.D.
         Professor of Psychology, Portland State University
  • Katherine A. Hermes, J.D., Ph.D.
         Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University
  • Victoria Johnson, Ph.D.
         Author & State Coordinator, Pennsylvania Healthy Workplace Advocates
  • Melody M. Kawamoto, M.D., M.S.
         Public Health & Occupational Medicine Physician, Cincinnati, OH
  • Loraleigh Keashly, Ph.D.
         Associate Professor of Communications, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Wynne Kearney, Jr., M.D.
         Surgeon & Activist, Mankato, MN
  • Kevin Kennemer, M.A.
         President, The People Group, Tulsa, OK
  • Paul Landsbergis, M.P.H., Ed.D., Ph.D.
         Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
         SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik, Ph.D.
         Associate Professor of Communication, North Dakota State University
         Author, Adult Bullying: A Nasty Piece of Work (2013)
  • Lewis Maltby, J.D.
         Founder & Director, National Workrights Institute, Princeton, NJ
         Author, Can They Do That? Retaking Our Fundamental Rights in the Workplace (Portfolio, 2009)
  • Andrew Mitchell
         Activist, Blogger – Stop Workplace Bullies Now, Dixon, IL
  • Ruth F. Namie, Ph.D.
         Founder, Workplace Bullying Institute
         Author, The Bully-Free Workplace (Wiley, 2011) and The Bully At Work (Sourcebooks, 2009, 2nd ed.)
  • Joel H. Neuman, Ph.D.
         Director Center for Applied Management, State University of New York at New Paltz
         Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Christina Purpora, R.N., Ph.D.
         Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of San Francisco
  • Judith A. Richman, Ph.D.
         Professor of Epidemiology in Psychiatry, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Heidi R. Riggio, Ph.D.
         Professor of Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Kathleen M. Rospenda, Ph.D.
         Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Mike Schlicht, M.S.
         Founder & Co-Director, New York Healthy Workplace Advocates
  • Peter Schnall, M.D., M.P.H.
         Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, Irvine
         Director, Center for Social Epidemiology
  • Michelle E. Smith, M.A.Ed.
         Co-Founder, California Healthy Workplace Advocates
  • Gregory Sorozan, M.Ed., L.C.S.W.
         President SEIU/NAGE Local 282, Quincy, MA
         State Coordinator, Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates
  • Matt Spencer, Ed.D.
         Consultant, Workplace Bullying in Schools Project
         Author, Exploiting Children: School Board Members Who Cross the Line (R&L Education, 2013)
  • Len Sperry, M.D., Ph.D.
         Clinical Professor, Florida Atlantic University & Medical College of Wisconsin
         Author, Overcoming Mobbing (Oxford U Press, 2014) and Mobbing: Causes, Consequences & Cures
         (Oxford U Press, 2012)
  • Lamont E. Stallworth, Ph.D.
         Professor of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Loyola University of Chicago
         Founder & Chairman, Center for Employment Dispute Resolution
  • Kerri L. Stone, J.D.
         Associate Professor of Law, Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • USN LCDR Leedjia A. Svec, Ph.D.
         Director & Senior Scientist, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick AFB, FL
  • Bennett J. Tepper, Ph.D.
         Deans Distinguished Professor of Management & Human Resources
         The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Darren Treadway, M.B.A., Ph.D.
         Associate Professor of Organization & Human Resources, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Esque Walker, M.S., Ph.D.
         Arbitrator/Texas Credentialed Distinguished Mediator
         State Coordinator, Texas Healthy Workplace Advocates
  • Tom Witt, M.L.S.
         Co-Director, New York Healthy Workplace Advocates