The Characters and Cultures of Workplace Bullying
Assistant Professor, Education and Counseling, Longwood University
Workplace bullying follows a predictable trajectory with reoccurring characters situated in a culture that encourages and/or tolerates workplace abuse. By the end of this session, you’ll understand the dynamics of toxic cultures and the key players in them.
Dorothy Suskind is an Assistant Professor in the Education and Counseling Department at Longwood University in Farmville, VA. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. and M.Ed. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before coming to Longwood, she served as a Middle School Principal, Action Research Coach for The Center for the Study of Boys, Assistant Professor at the University of Mary Washington, and has taught multiple grades across the JK-12 spectrum in both public and independent schools. Dorothy is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. She has published one book and over twenty research articles in journals including Kappan; Language Arts; Gender, Work and Organization; Talking Points; and Social Studies Research and is a regular contributor to Psychology Today. Her research interests include workplace bullying, writing, gender, creativity, and critical pedagogy.