Billie Dziech

Billie Dziech

Emeritus

Professor

McMicken Hall

350A

A&S Eng&CL Emeriti - 0069

Professional Summary

Billie Dziech attended Agnes Scott College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Cincinnati, where she earned an interdisciplinary doctorate in literature and higher education. She is the primary author of The Lecherous Professor: Sexual Harassment in Higher Education and co-author of Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: Reflections and New Perspectives and On Trial: American Courts and Their Treatment of Sexually Abused Children. She has written numerous book chapters and articles in scholarly journals and the popular press. Her work has been published, reviewed and quoted in sources as diverse as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Chronicle of Higher Education ,  Inside Higher Ed, The Boston Globe, The LA Times, The New Republic, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today Weekend, Redbook, BuzzFeed News, Science Magazine, Chemical and Engineering News , US Magazine and People Magazine. She has been a guest on approximately 200 television and radio programs, including “NPR,” The Today Show,” “CNN,” “Phil Donohue,” and “Oprah” and has lectured and consulted at colleges, universities, and businesses throughout the United States and Canada. She is the recipient of the university’s A.B. “Dolly” Cohen Award for Excellence in College Teaching and its Honors Scholars Faculty Award.

Areas of expertise and current research: Dziech writes about higher education, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, gender, and sexual harassment.  She does occasional consulting on behalf of students in higher education. She is interested in creating and teaching innovative interdisciplinary courses that employ literature and film to enlighten students about contemporary issues and topics.

Abbreviated Publications

Other Publication

“The Problem That Would Not Be Tolerated Elsewhere,” Inside Higher Education (June 19, 2018)

“Well, Girl, What Makes You Think You Can Teach?” The Awakening: Woman and Power in the Academy,” Invited article, The Chronicle of Higher Education Review”  (April 04, 2018)

“Big-Name Problems for Academe, Inside Higher Ed (November 7, 2017)

“A Persistently Ignored Problem,” Inside Higher Ed (February 10, 2015)

“Sex on Campus,” Inside Higher Ed, (September 10, 2015)

"Today’s Perfect Female Students Need Understanding." The Chronicle of Education 51 (2004): B6, 7.

"Why Academe Gets No Respect." The Chronicle of Higher Education 49 (2002): A1, 4.

"An Older Colleague’s Reality Check for Junior Professors." The Chronicle of Higher Education 46 (2000): A48.

Co-authors Donald B. Hordes and Robert W. Dziech II. ""Consensual" or "Submissive Relationships": The Second-Best Kept Secret." Duke University Journal of Gender Law and Policy 6 (1999): 3, 112.

"Forcing Coeducation on Fraternities Won’t Promote Diversity." The Chronicle of Higher Education 45 (1999): B4, 5.

"The Abuse of Power in Intimate Relationships." The Chronicle of Higher Education 44 (1998): B4, 5.

"Defusing Racial and Gender Conflicts." USA Today (1996): 28, 30.

"Coping with the Alienation of White Male Students." The Chronicle of Higher Education 41 (1995): B1, 2.

"Coping with the Alienation of White Male Students." The Education Digest (1995).

"Coping with the Alienation of White Male Students." The Wall Street Journal (1995).

"The Bedeviling Issue of Sexual Harassment." The Chronicle of Higher Education 40 (1993): A48.

"Sexual Harassment: Everybody's Problem." NACADA Journal 12 (1992).

"Colleges Must Help to Unravel the Bewildering Complexities of Sexual Harassment." The Chronicle of Higher Education 38 (1991): B1, B3.

"Macbird or Macbeth." The Community College Humanist 3 (1981).

"Power Politics and the Pursuit of Truth." The Chronicle of Higher Education 20 (1980).

"Power Politics and the Pursuit of Truth." Michigan Conference AAUP Letter (1980).

"Power Politics and the Pursuit of Truth." Temple Faculty Herald (1980).

"A Piece of the World: The Community College Discovers Theater." Community College Frontiers 8 (1979): 19, 22.

"Intimations of Immorality from Recollections of Peer Evaluation." New Directions for Community Colleges 24 (1978): 71, 76.

"Do We Really Know the 'Rich Kids'?" Inside Higher Ed (March 25, 2019)

"The Costs of Overpromising." Inside Higher Ed (October 8, 2019)

Non-Fiction

Dziech and Hawkins. Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: Reflections and New Perspectives. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998. Reissued 2018 as Routledge Classic.

Co-author Michael W. Hawkins. Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: Reflections and New Perspectives. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.

Co-editor: William Vilter. Prisoners of Elitism: The Community College's Struggle for Stature, New Directions for Community (ed. No. 78). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992.

Dziech and Vilter. Prisoners of Elitism: The Community College's Struggle for Stature, New Directions for Community (ed. No. 78). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992.

Co-author: Charles Schudson. On Trial: American Courts and Their Treatment of Sexually Abused Children. Boston: Beacon Press, 1989.

Dziech and Schudson. On Trial: American Courts and Their Treatment of Sexually Abused Children.Boston: Beacon Press, 1989.

Las Catedras de la Lujuria: El Acoso Sexual en las Universidades Norteamericanas. Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1988.

Las Catedras de la Lujuria: El Acoso Sexual en las Universidades Norteamericanas. Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1988.

Controversies and Decision Making in Difficult Economic Times, New Directions for Community Colleges (ed. No. 53). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1986.

Co-author: Linda Weiner. The Lecherous Professor: Sexual Harassment on Campus. Boston: Beacon Press, 1984.

Book Chapter

"Work, Life, and Family Imbalance." Juggling Act: Parents and Employers in the 21st Century Workplace. Ed. Michele Paludi and Presha Neidermeyer. New York: Greenwood Press, 2006.

"Academic and Workplace Sexual Harassment." Sexual Harassment on College Campuses. Ed. Michele Paludi and Carmen Paludi. New York: Greenwood Press, 2003.

"Writing About Diversity." Coping with the Alienation of White Male Students. Ed. Irene Clark. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1997.

"Managing Community Colleges." Building Relationships with the Community. Ed. Arthur M. Cohen and Florence Brawer. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1994.

"The Community College: Alternate Perspectives." Women of the Community College: In Search of a Better World. Ed. George B. Vaughn. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1984.

"Millennials in the Workplace: Facts, Fiction and the Unpredictable" in Understanding and Preventing Workplace Discrimination, ed. Michele Paludi. New york: Praeger, 2011

Presentations

Invited Presentations

(2016. ) “Professor- Student relationships: Consent or Coercion,” .Davidson College .

(2015. ) “What We Know and Don’t Know about Sexual Harassment and Assault,” .Ohio Consortium of Multicultural Centers in Higher Education .

(08-2010. ) “Beyond Quid Pro Quo” .Women as Leaders in Education, Union College.

(2008. ) “When Sexual Harassment Turns Violent,” .Annual Conference of the International Coalition against Sexual Harassment .

Billie Dziech, Mary Fox (2004. ) “Now and Then,” .Keynote address for Annual Conference of the International “How to Bridge Disciplinary, Role, and Place Divisions,” National Collegiate Honors Conference,

Billie Dziech, Mary Fox (2003. ) “Creating Holistic Learning Communities” .National Convention on Learning Communities and Collaboration ,

Billie Dziech, Mary Fox (2002. ) “A Learning Community in Biology and Literature,” .National Convention of the National Association of Biology Teachers ,

Billie Dziech, Mary Fox (2002. ) “Gender Differences: An Interdisciplinary Course Using Biology, Film, and Literature,” .National Convention of the National Association of Biology Teachers,

Billie Dziech, Mary Fox (2002. ) “Linking Biology and Composition/Literature in a Learning Community,” .National Convention on Learning Communities and Collaboration ,

(2002. ) “Academic Sexual Harassment Research, Theory, and Practice: A Look to the Future,” .Annual Conference-International Coalition against Sexual Harassment ,

(2000. ) “Gender and Sex Differences: An Interdisciplinary Honors Course,” .National Collegiate Honors Council Conference ,

(2000. ) “The Evolution of an Issue,” .Annual Conference- International Coalition against Sexual Harassment,

(2000. ) “The Debate over Banning Sexual Relationships between Students and Professors,” .Annual Conference-International Coalition against Sexual Harassment ,

(1999. ) “The Case for Bans on ‘Consensual’ Relationships,” .Annual Conference of the American Association of University Women,

(1999. ) “Sex Differences: Insights from Biology, Film, and Literature,” .Annual Learning Communities Conference ,

(1999. ) “Unraveling the Myth of Consent,” .Annual Conference- International Coalition against Sexual Harassment,

(1999. ) “Sexual Harassment,” .University of Montana .

(1998. ) “The Sexual Harassment in Educational Settings,” .Duke University College of Law.

(1998. ) “Sexual Harassment on Campus: Cutting Edge Issues,” .International Conference on Sexual Assault and Harassment on Campus ,