Incidents at University of California – Berkeley

Total: 20


Incident 8077

Status: Resolved
Person: John Searle
Role: Faculty
Position: Emeritus Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Philosophy
Specific Discipline: Philosophy
Outcome Year: 2019
Outcome Category: Honor Revoked
Specific Outcome: Stripped of emeritus title. Lawsuit filed in 2017.
Last updated: Jun 25, 2019 10:24 pm

Incident 7673

Status: Resolved
Person: Alan Tansman
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Languages
Specific Discipline: Languages
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Specific Outcome: Finding of sexual harassment, suspended for two years.
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:05 am

Incident 8220

Status: Resolved
Role: Administrator
Position: Assistant Director of Student Services
Discipline:
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: fired for assault of student 2009-2010
Last updated: Jun 4, 2019 6:35 pm

Incident 7629

Status: Resolved
Person: Terry Speed
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Specific Discipline: Mathematics
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Finding of engagement in “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature”. Resigned.
Last updated: May 31, 2019 12:38 pm

Incident 7630

Status: Resolved
Person: Eric Samuels
Role:
Position: Therapist
Discipline: Medicine and Health Sciences, Psychology
Specific Discipline: Psychology
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Monetary Settlement / Award
Specific Outcome: University settled lawsuit (reports of $250k settlement).
Last updated: Jun 2, 2019 10:36 am

Incident 7655

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Director of the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Bioscience
Specific Discipline: Bioscience
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Monetary Settlement / Award, No Known Outcome for Respondent
Specific Outcome: $150,000 settlement, finding "probable cause that Dr. Glantz’ conduct violated the Faculty Code of Conduct"; second lawsuit from second postdoc ongoing
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 11:04 am

Incident 7628

Status: Resolved
Role: Administrator
Position: Dean
Discipline: Law
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category: Fine / Salary Reduction, Resigned
Specific Outcome: 10-percent reduction in salary for one-year, leave of absence from deanship, back on faculty. Resigned eventually (no longer listed on Berkeley Law Website)
Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 8369

Status: Resolved
Role: Coach
Position: Assistant Basketball Coach
Discipline: Athletics
Specific Discipline: Basketball
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: Fired for sexual harassment of reporter covering the team
Last updated: Jul 2, 2019 4:04 pm

Incident 7672

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Architecture
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category: Training / Counseling Required
Specific Outcome: Found in violation of sexual harassment policy and suspended for three years; and resigned. University settled lawsuit.
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:05 am

Incident 8278

Status: Resolved
Person: Todd Mulzet
Role: Coach
Position: Diving Coach
Discipline: Athletics
Specific Discipline: Diving
Outcome Year: 2015
Outcome Category: Fine / Salary Reduction
Specific Outcome: 5% pay cut over two months ($455.30) instead of suspension
Last updated: Jun 10, 2019 10:40 am

Incident 7669

Status: Resolved
Person: Geoff Marcy
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Astronomy
Specific Discipline: Astronomy
Outcome Year: 2015
Outcome Category: Honor Revoked, Resigned
Specific Outcome: "After a six-month investigation, Geoff Marcy — a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who has been mentioned as a potential Nobel laureate — was found to have violated campus sexual harassment policies between 2001 and 2010. Four women alleged that Marcy repeatedly engaged in inappropriate physical behavior with students, including unwanted massages, kisses, and groping.

As a result of the findings, the women were informed, Marcy has been given “clear expectations concerning his future interactions with students,” which he must follow or risk “sanctions that could include suspension or dismissal.” "

"Geoff Marcy has resigned from his tenured position at the University of California, Berkeley, the school confirms. Facing criticism, the university defended its decision not to fire him."

NAS: " Membership Type: Rescinded 2021 (elected Member 2002)" - NOTE: A separate entry for NAS was not generated for Marcy because no public information is available related to the revocation decision
Last updated: May 27, 2021 12:27 pm

Incident 7670

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Assistant Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Languages
Specific Discipline: Languages
Outcome Year: 2015
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: Finding of sexual harassment violation. Fired
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:05 am

Incident 7671

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Adjunct Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Mathematics
Specific Discipline: Mathematics
Outcome Year: 2015
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned.
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:05 am

Incident 7627

Status: Resolved
Role: Administrator
Position: Vice Chancellor
Discipline: Other, Research
Specific Discipline: Research
Outcome Year: 2014
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned.
Last updated: May 31, 2019 11:48 am

Incident 7667

Status: Resolved
Person: Diane Leite
Role: Administrator
Position: Assistant Vice Chancellor
Discipline:
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2012
Outcome Category: Other
Specific Outcome: Reassigned to new position.
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:05 am

Incident 7668

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Adjunct Associate Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Bioscience
Specific Discipline: Bioscience
Outcome Year: 2012
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Found in violation of sexual harassment policy, resigned. See p. 164 of scribd
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:05 am

Incident 7626

Status: Resolved
Person: John P. Dwyer
Role: Administrator
Position: Dean
Discipline: Law
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2002
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned.
Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 7666

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Languages
Specific Discipline: Languages
Outcome Year: 1991
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: Fired.
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:05 am

Incident 7665

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Specific Discipline: Sociology
Outcome Year: 1980
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Specific Outcome: Suspended without pay for one quarter.
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:05 am

Incident 8500

Status: Ongoing
Person:
Role:
Position:
Discipline:
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year:
Outcome Category:
Specific Outcome:
Last updated: Nov 25, 2019 12:26 pm