Publications & Speaking Engagements



Check out Dr. Hollis’ recent publications and speaking engagements, including empirical research on workplace bullying at community colleges, Title IX  and sexual violence issues, and how workplace bullying affects diversity. To the left, Dr. Hollis is at the American Council on Education, Regional Women’s Leadership Forum at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. In 2018, she gave talks at the University of Bordeaux (France), and New York University- Prague.

Publications & Research

Hollis, L. (2018). The ironic interplay of free speech and silencing: an argument that workplace bullying compromises the cherished value of free speech in higher education. Journal of Academic Freedom. Volume 9. 2018. American Association of University Professors.

Hollis, L. (2018).   Remember the Alamo: Implementing a campus-wide anti-bullying policy. Human Research Management International Digest. Emerald  Publications. 26(4).

Hollis, L. (2018).  Bullied out of Position: Black women’s complex intersectionality, workplace bullying and resulting career disruption. Journal of Black Sexuality and  Relationships. 4 (3). 73-89.

Hollis, L. (2017). Workplace Bullying in the United States and Canada: Organizational accountability required in higher education. Comparative Civilizations Review.

Hollis, L. (2017). The Need for Anti-Bullying Policies on Campus. An argument for improving gender and race relations in higher education. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships

Hollis, L. (2017). Evasive actions and other coping strategies for those enduing workplace bullying in higher education. Advanced Social Sciences Research Journal. 4 (7). 59-68

Hollis, L. (2017). Qualitative Phenomenological Study: Considerations in engaging international students. SAGE Research Methods Cases. Sage Publications LTD. DOI:

Hollis, L. (2016). The coercive community college; Bullying and its costly impact on the mission to serve underrepresented populations. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. United Kingdom.

Hollis, L (2016). Guest Editor. Bullying: Harassment by another name, yet still very much the same . Journal of Black Sexual Relationships 2 (3).

Hollis, L. (2016). Canary in the mine: Ombuds as first alert for workplace bullying on campus. Journal of the International Ombudsman Association. 9 (1). 23-31

Hollis, L. (2015) Take the Bull by the Horns: Structural Approach to Minimize Workplace Bullying for Women in American Higher Education. Forum on Public Policy. Oxford, England.

Hollis L. (2015) Bully University? The cost of workplace bullying and employee engagement in American higher education. Sage Open


Conferences & Speaking Engagement

“Digital Devils: Cyberbullying in Higher Education, and Strategies to Unplug Civility” 3rd Biennial Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center, (DDDNRC) Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, 2018

“Bully by Proxy: Using subordinates as henchmen to facilitate workplace bullying.” 11th International Conference for the International Association of Workplace Bullying and Harassment, Bordeaux, France. 2018

“The Bullied Labido. The Impact of Workplace Bullying on Desire for Physical Intimacy.” International Lecture Series: Global Leadership for Global Engagement. New York University, Prague, Czechoslovakia 2018

Keynote Speech. Hershey Story.  Heart of Chocolate: Little things that mean a big deal.  Hershey PA 2017

Keynote Speech. American Council on Education.  Workplace bullying and career ascension. Clemson University.  2016

Conference Co-Chair ABSC Spring Roundtable Series, St Thomas, the Virgin Islands, April 2016

Presented at American Association of Community Colleges National Convention. “Bruising the Bottom Line: The cost of workplace bullying at community colleges.” Chicago, IL. April 2016

Keynote Speaker. “How Workplace Bullying Affects Diversity,” Cornell University, April 2016

Presented at Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, “Blacks and Blues: Workplace Bullying for African Americans in Higher Education.” Philadelphia PA March 2016

Keynote Speaker. “Microaggressions: Little things that hurt and how to handle it.” Swarthmore College. Swarthmore PA November 2015

Presented at Black Families, Black Relationships, Black Sexuality Conference “Baby Momma Drama: It’s Often curtains on black community college student progress to graduation.” Philadelphia October 2015

Keynote Speaker, Morgan State Faculty Institute. “Sticks and Stones.” Baltimore MD August 2015