Kenneth Westhues

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Kenneth Westhues
EducationVanderbilt University
OccupationSociologist
EmployerUniversity of Waterloo
Known forResearch on workplace bullying in academia

Kenneth Westhues is a Canadian sociologist. He is a professor emeritus of Sociology at the University of Waterloo, where he was the chair of the department from 1975 to 1978. He is the author or editor of several books about workplace bullying in academia.

Early life[edit]

Westhues earned a PhD in Sociology from Vanderbilt University in 1970.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Westhues was a professor of Sociology at the University of Guelph in 1971.[3] He subsequently joined the Sociology at the University of Waterloo, where he was the department chair from 1975 to 1978.[4]

Westhues initially published research about the relationship between church and state.[5] He subsequently published research about the hippie movement.[3] Westhues authored and edited several books about workplace bullying in academia. His research found that vulnerability was increased by personal differences such as being a foreigner or of a different sex; by working in a post-modern field such as music or literature; financial pressure; or having an aggressive superior.[6] Other factors included envy, heresy and campus politics.[6]

Selected works[edit]

  • Westhues, Kenneth (1991). Eliminating Professors: A Guide to the Dismissal Process. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press. ISBN 9780773482104. OCLC 85947740.
  • Westhues, Kenneth, ed. (2004). Workplace Mobbing in Academe: Reports from Twenty Universities. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press. ISBN 9780773459779. OCLC 492833127.
  • Westhues, Kenneth (2005). The Envy of Excellence: Administrative Mobbing of High-Achieving Professors. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press. ISBN 9780773459793. OCLC 68113388.
  • Westhues, Kenneth, ed. (2008). The Anatomy of an Academic Mobbing: Two Cases. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press. ISBN 9780773449220. OCLC 242561191.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenneth Westhues". Edwin Mellen Press. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Ph.D. Alumnae and Alumni". Sociology. Vanderbilt University. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "'Hippies will soon disappear'". The Ottawa Journal. September 2, 1971. p. 29. Retrieved November 8, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Ken Westhues, recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award, 1985". Center for Teaching Excellence. University of Waterloo. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Russell, David (October 13, 1968). "Church, State Discussed by Westhues". The Daily News-Journal. Murfreesboro, Tennessee. p. 22. Retrieved November 8, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ a b Workplace Bullying in the Academic World?, Higher Education Development Association, 13 May 2007, archived from the original on 24 July 2011

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