Incidents at University of Texas – Austin

Total: 17


Incident 8460

Status: Resolved
Person: Dan Welcher
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities
Specific Discipline: Music
Outcome Year: 2019
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: After accusations, accused voluntarily resigned from teaching duties. He was already in a planned phased retirement, and he has chosen to not teach and stay away from campus in his last year. Investigation of new allegations is ongoing.
Last updated: Mar 31, 2020 2:51 pm

Incident 8528

Status: Resolved
Person: Kevin Dalby
Role: Faculty
Position: Professsor
Discipline: Medicine and Health Sciences
Specific Discipline: Pharmacy
Outcome Year: 2019
Outcome Category: Official Warning / Reprimand, Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Specific Outcome: "received written reprimand...had to discuss their behavior with college officials and had to develop plans to manage..."professional working relationships with students." "Dalby was temporarily prohibited from sole-supervising graduate students."
Last updated: Jan 10, 2020 6:42 pm

Incident 8530

Status: Resolved
Person: James Maner
Role: Researcher
Position: Researcher
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Specific Discipline: Geoscience
Outcome Year: 2019
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: "sufficient evidence that the alleged conduct occurred...violated the prohibition of sexual misconduct" On February 5, 2019, Maner received notice of the University's intent to terminate...and Maner resigned...February 28, 2019"
Last updated: Jan 10, 2020 6:51 pm

Incident 8532

Status: Resolved
Person: Daniel Orozco
Role: Administrator
Position: Supervisor
Discipline: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Specific Discipline: Library
Outcome Year: 2019
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: "sufficient evidence that the alleged conduct occurred...violated the prohibition of sexual misconduct" "resigned in lieu of termination"
Last updated: Jan 10, 2020 6:54 pm

Incident 8537

Status: Resolved
Role: Researcher
Position: Researcher
Discipline: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Specific Discipline: Geography
Outcome Year: 2019
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: "found sufficient evidence that the conduct occurred...and violated the prohibition of sexual misconduct". Resigned
Last updated: Jan 10, 2020 7:05 pm

Incident 8539

Status: Resolved
Person: Shelton Lewis
Role: Administrator
Position:
Discipline: Arts and Humanities
Specific Discipline: Fine Arts
Outcome Year: 2019
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: "found sufficient evidence that the conduct occurred...and violated the prohibition of sexual misconduct". Resigned in lieu of termination
Last updated: Jan 10, 2020 7:07 pm

Incident 8541

Status: Resolved
Person: Justin Ward
Role: Administrator
Position: Director
Discipline:
Specific Discipline: University Development
Outcome Year: 2019
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: "found sufficient evidence that the... conduct occurred...and violated the prohibition of stalking". Resigned in lieu of termination.
Last updated: Jan 10, 2020 7:12 pm

Incident 7840

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, English Writing Humanities
Specific Discipline: English Writing Humanities
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Specific Outcome: Found to have violated consensual relationship and sexual misconduct policies, plus third redacted policy. Banned from advising students
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:50 am

Incident 8525

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position:
Discipline: Life Sciences
Specific Discipline: Bioscience
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Demoted, Fine / Salary Reduction, Official Warning / Reprimand
Specific Outcome: "received written reprimand...had to discuss their behavior with college officials and had to develop plans to manage..."professional working relationships with students."" "Hofmann was temporarily barred from holding an administrative or leadership position within the university and from supervising graduate students on his own, was suspended for one semester without pay, and was removed as a lab facilities director."
Last updated: Jan 10, 2020 6:42 pm

Incident 7830

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Chemistry
Specific Discipline: Chemistry
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned “in lieu of termination”
Last updated: Jun 2, 2019 3:44 pm

Incident 7832

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Philosophy
Specific Discipline: Philosophy
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Specific Outcome: Suspended for one semester
Last updated: Apr 28, 2020 9:55 pm

Incident 8578

Status: Resolved
Person: Steven Mock
Role: Administrator
Position: Director of Advanced Computer Interfaces
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Specific Discipline: Computer Science
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: "OIE determined that there was sufficient evidence to find that Mock violated HOP 3‐3031."

"The VP for Research agreed with the findings of OIE. On June 23, 2017, Mock was informed that his appointment would not be renewed and would end on August 31, 2017."
Last updated: Apr 28, 2020 9:47 pm

Incident 8582

Status: Resolved
Role: Researcher
Position: Research Engineer
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Specific Discipline: Marine Science
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: "OIE determined that there was sufficient evidence to find that Samberson violated HOP 3‐3031."

"On January 23, 2017, the Director of the Marine Science Institute accepted OIE’s conclusion and recommended termination. Samberson was terminated on January 24, 2017, and is not eligible for future employment at The University."
Last updated: Apr 28, 2020 9:51 pm

Incident 7829

Status: Resolved
Person: Jay Boisseau
Role: Administrator
Position: Director of Computing Center
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Computer Science
Specific Discipline: Computer Science
Outcome Year: 2014
Outcome Category: Monetary Settlement / Award, Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned in jan 2014, subsequent investigation found “compelling evidence” for failure to disclose a romantic relationship. Settlement of $325K to accuser paid by university.
Last updated: Aug 18, 2019 12:48 pm

Incident 8580

Status: Resolved
Person: Richard Ribb
Role: Administrator
Position: Academic Advisor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2013
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: "OIE determined that there was sufficient evidence to find that Ribb violated HOP 3‐3040."

"On August 28, 2013, the Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts issued a letter agreeing with OIE’s findings and recommending that Ribb be terminated. Ribb filed a response to that letter and then resigned effective September 6, 2013."
Last updated: Apr 28, 2020 9:49 pm

Incident 8286

Status: Resolved
Person: Cleve Bryant
Role: Coach
Position: Associate Athletics Director
Discipline: Athletics
Specific Discipline: Football
Outcome Year: 2011
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: Fired after investigation into harassment of football department employee
Last updated: Jun 10, 2019 10:40 am

Incident 7839

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Specific Discipline: Sociology
Outcome Year: 1997
Outcome Category: Official Warning / Reprimand, Training / Counseling Required
Specific Outcome: "Administrators at the University of Texas at Austin have prohibited a tenured sociology professor from working closely with female students after finding last month that he was guilty of sexual harassment.

The university placed a reprimand in the file of the professor, Joseph Lopreato, and required him to participate in a course dealing with harassment."
Last updated: May 6, 2020 11:57 am