Incidents at San Jose State University

Total: 5


Incident 8766

Status: Resolved
Person: Scott Shaw
Role: Coach
Position: Sports Trainer
Discipline: Athletics
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2021
Outcome Category: Monetary Settlement / Award, Resigned
Specific Outcome: "The university agreed to pay $1.6 million to the victims — $125,000 apiece — and overhaul its Title IX office and its process for responding to sexual harassment complaints in a settlement agreement with the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office."

"Federal investigators concluded 23 student athletes were inappropriately touched by athletic trainer Scott Shaw, but only 13 have accepted the university’s settlement offer.

"Shaw, who has declined to comment to this news organization, resigned last year. The FBI is investigating for possible criminal charges."

The deal comes after years of scandal at the university that started in 2009 when Spartans swim coach Sage Hopkins first brought forward the allegations of more than a dozen female swimmers, who contended that Shaw reached under their bras and underwear and inappropriately touched them during sports massages."
Last updated: Sep 21, 2021 5:58 pm

Incident 7548

Status: Resolved
Person: Lewis Aptekar
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Education, Higher Education and K-12
Specific Discipline: Higher Education and K-12
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Found to have harassed student/university kept him as dept chair for five months after finding. Resigned.
Last updated: May 31, 2019 12:23 pm

Incident 7547

Status: Resolved
Person: Jeffry Mathis
Role: Faculty
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Life Sciences, Kinesiology
Specific Discipline: Kinesiology
Outcome Year: 2013
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: “no longer employed”.
Last updated: Jun 2, 2019 7:50 am

Incident 7546

Status: Resolved
Person: Andrew Hughey
Role: Administrator
Position: Dean
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Applied Arts and Sciences
Specific Discipline: Applied Arts and Sciences
Outcome Year: 1986
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: Resigned as dean/administrative leave from university/lawsuit filed – outcome unknown. Link opens PDF.
Last updated: May 31, 2019 11:32 am

Incident 7545

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Philosophy
Specific Discipline: Philosophy
Outcome Year: 1980
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: Fired.
Last updated: Jun 2, 2019 7:49 am