Morteza Mahmoudi

Root Causes and Possible Solutions to Academic Bullying in Higher Education


Academic bullying is a serious issue that affects all disciplines and people of all levels of experience. To create a truly safe, productive, and vibrant environment in academia requires coordinated and collaborative input as well as the action of a variety of stakeholders, including scholarly communities, funding agencies, and institutions. This talk will focus on a framework of integrated responding, in which stakeholders as responsible and response-able parties could proactively collaborate and coordinate to reduce the incidence and consequences of academic bullying while at the same time building constructive academic cultures. The outcome of such a framework would be to create novel entities and actions that accelerate successful responses to academic bullying.


Dr. Morteza Mahmoudi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Radiology and Precision Health Program at Michigan State University. His specific research interest is in nanomedicine and regenerative medicine for development of new nano-based platforms for prevention/treatment of life-threatening conditions such as cardiomyopathy and cancer. His lab is also very active on social sciences specifically in the fields of gender disparity in the scientific backyard and academic bullying. He received several trainings in nanotechnology, nanomedicine, magnetic materials, and cardiac biology from University College Dublin (Ireland), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Sharif University of Technology (Iran), the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and Stanford School of Medicine. Prior coming to Michigan State University, he was an Assistant Professor at Harvard University. He is among 2018, 2020, and 2021 highly cited researchers as reported by Clarivate Analytics.

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