Book Review: Bully in the Ivory Tower, How Aggression and Incivility Erode American Higher Education

by Dr. Leah Hollis, Ed.D, Patricia Berkly L.L.C., 2012. Review by Deborah Straw As an adjunct teacher at several colleges, I have been bullied more than a few times. A colleague, a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, responded when I asked about her experience, “What surprised me was the title [in a related book on bullying] about ‘the rise’ of the academic bully culture. What? It’s always been there — from grad school and on to the first or even second job. And beyond.” Bullying and harassing are not going away any time soon. Bullying can have long-lasting effects—to […]
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