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Check out the new book: I've written this book to translate scientific research about workplace bullying into an easy-to-read format for general audiences. Read this before going to HR, unions, attorneys, or upper-managers. It provides a wealth of information and ammunition for those targeted and those who witness bullying at work.


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Pam Lutgen-Sandvik is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication. She teaches in the area of organizational communication and researches both positive and negative interactions in the workplace.

In Fall 2013, Dr. Lutgen-Sandvik is teaching COMM750, Emotions in Organizations, a graduate-level course at the main Fargo campus (Minard Hall 2nd Floor Media Lab). The class meets Wednesdays from August to December from 2:00 - 4:45 PM.

Her office hours in the fall 2013 semester are Tuesday 12:00 - 3:00 PM and by appointment. Email to make an appointment for meetings during these times.

Her courses in Spring 2014 are

1. COMM750 Worklife Balance: Interpersonal Communication at Work, Organizational Communication at Home (Wed 2:00 - 4:30 pm; current location listed in registrar: Ag & Bio Sys 208, location subject to change!)

2. COMM386 Organizational Interviewing (Minard 220, T/Th 11 a.m. to 12:15 pm).

Take a look at my books:

"Adult Bullying--A Nasty Piece of Work: Translating a Decade of Research on Non-sexual Harassment, Psychological Terror, Mobbing, and Emotional Abuse on the Job" Click here to review

"Destructive Organizational Communication: Processes, Consequences, and Constructive Ways of Organizing" Click here to view



We would love to feature a summary of your scholarship on our website. Our goal is to bring communication research to public audiences.

To submit a summary, click here: CENTER EMAIL

Or contact Pam,Renee Bourdeaux,or Nancy DiTunnariello for more information.



Emotions in Organizations

Positive Communication in Organizations

Positive Organizing

Destructive and Constructive Social Interactions at Work

Workplace Bullying and Non-sexual Harassment

Selected Publications

Lutgen-Sandvik, P., & Tracy, S.J. (2012). Answering five key questions about workplace bullying: How communication scholarship provides thought leadership for transforming abuse at work. Management Communication Quarterly, 26(1), 3-47. click here

Lutgen-Sandvik, P., Riforigate, S. & Fletcher, C.V. (2011) Work as a Source of Positive Emotional Experiences (2009 Top Paper (National Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division) Click here

Namie, G., & Lutgen-Sandvik, P. (2010) Active and Passive Accomplices: The Communal Character of Workplace Bullying . International Journal of Communication, 4 , 343-373. Click here

Lutgen-Sandvik, P. (2008). Intensive remedial identity work: Responses to workplace bullying as trauma and stigma. Organization Special Issue (Managing Identities in Complex Organizations), 15 (1), 97-119. 2009 Article of the Year (National Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division) Click here

Lutgen-Sandvik, P. (2006). Take this job and ...: Quitting and other forms of resistance to workplace bullying. Communication Monographs, 73, 406-433. (Outstanding Scholarly Article in Applied Communication . Applied Communication Division, National Communication Association) Click here


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Anti-bullying policy example

References and Sources Bullying in Academia

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