Michael Noonan

Status: Resolved
Institution: Canisius College
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Life Sciences
Specific Discipline: Biology
Outcome Year: 2019
Outcome Category: Retired
Specific Outcome: "The plaintiffs and several other women in January 2019 gave Linda Walleshauser, Title IX officer at the time, who is now the college’s vice president of human resources, a written report detailing accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Noonan. Walleshauser told the group she would investigate and assured the women they would be protected from retaliation and supported by the college, court papers said.

Noonan was removed from campus about a month later, and in late April 2019, Walleshauser promised the plaintiffs an opportunity to review her investigative report to the college, court papers said.

But on June 11, 2019, Walleshauser emailed the women to say that Noonan had retired, effective June 1, and that they would be allowed access to the Project Tiger film and video so that they could complete their own work."

"Five former Canisius students have sued the college’s trustees, accusing the college of retaliating against them after they complained in 2019 about Noonan, a longtime professor and chairman of the animal behavior, ecology and conservation program in the college’s biology department."
Last updated: May 26, 2022 9:21 am