Incidents at University of Kentucky

Total: 7


Incident 8631

Status: Resolved
Person: Dana Biggs
Role: Administrator
Position: Band Director
Discipline: Arts and Humanities
Specific Discipline: Music, Band
Outcome Year: 2020
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: "Dana Biggs, the former director of the University of Kentucky’s marching band, resigned amid a sexual harassment investigation earlier this fall, documents obtained from the university show.

Biggs engaged in a “personal relationship with” and sent unwanted text messages of a sexual nature to someone who was dependent on Biggs for a grade and a scholarship, a letter sent to Biggs in early October by UK’s Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity — the office responsible for investigating Title IX complaints."
Last updated: Dec 11, 2020 11:05 am

Incident 7761

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Life Sciences, Agriculture
Specific Discipline: Agriculture
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned after investigation into two inappropriate relationships with students.
Last updated: Jun 2, 2019 2:04 pm

Incident 7760

Status: Resolved
Person: Buck Ryan
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Journalism
Specific Discipline: Journalism
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category: Fine / Salary Reduction
Specific Outcome: Found to have violated sexual harassment policy for “inappropriate touching” (don’t be fooled by the focus on the song).
Last updated: Jun 2, 2019 2:03 pm

Incident 7759

Status: Resolved
Person: James Harwood
Role: Faculty
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Bioscience
Specific Discipline: Bioscience
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned
Last updated: Sep 2, 2021 2:09 pm

Incident 7757

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Assistant Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Geoscience
Specific Discipline: Geoscience
Outcome Year: 2013
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Violated university policy over relationship with student/resigned with severance. Now at Furman University - revealed in 2016 news report.
Last updated: Jun 2, 2019 1:19 pm

Incident 7758

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Medicine and Health Sciences
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2013
Outcome Category: Retired
Specific Outcome: Violated sexual harassment/retaliation policies/firing recommended. retired.
Last updated: Jun 2, 2019 7:45 am

Incident 7756

Status: Resolved
Person: Eric Smart
Role: Faculty
Position: Researcher
Discipline: Medicine and Health Sciences
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2009
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Specific Outcome: Probation – resigned three years later for unrelated reasons.
Last updated: Jun 2, 2019 1:16 pm