Northern Arizona University
Criminology and Criminal Justice
BS in Education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC
MS in Justice Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
PhD in Justice Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
CO-OP Certification, International Ombudsman Association
Basic Mediation Certificate (40 hours), Interaction Management Associates, Tempe, AZ
Organizational Mediation Certificate (30 hours), University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
- women and the law--sexual harassment
- informal dispute resolution, organizational mediation
- research methods, alternative methodologies
Academic interests and affiliations
Since 1991 my scholarly focus has regarded the social problem called ‘sexual harassment.’ I am currently interested in the globalization of sexual harassment policies, specifically what happens when American policies become the basis for remedies in transnational organizations and non-Western legal regimes. In addition to my scholarly work, I provide Arizona employers with sensitivity training and their attorneys with expert witness consultations. In 2007 I extended my research and consultation expertise to the subjects of organizational conflict resolution and informal justice. I am a certified mediator and ombudsman and have three years experience coordinating the NAU Faculty Ombuds Program. My current research project examines the state of ADR practice in the ‘New Economy.’ I provide private conflict management consults to AZ employers.
Recent publications and projects
2005. Reflections on The Sexual Harassment of Working Women in Classic Papers in Violence Against Women, Sage Press.
2005. In the Company of Men: Male Dominance and Sexual Harassment (with James E. Gruber). Northeastern University Press.
2008. Sexual Harassment and Male Dominance: Toward an Ecological Approach (with James E. Gruber) in The Psychology of Women, Volume 2, Greenwood Press.
2010. The Sexual Harassment of Women at Work and In School (with James E. Gruber) in The Sourcebook on Violence Against Women, Sage Press.