Dr. Gary Namie

Gary Namie, PhD

Gary is a social psychologist and widely regarded as North America’s foremost authority on Workplace Bullying. In 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2017 Dr. Namie wrote, and Zogby International conducted, the most frequently cited, largest-ever, scientific U.S. survey of Workplace Bullying. Along with his wife, Ruth, they wrote the popular books, The Bully-Free Workplace (Wiley, 2011) and The Bully At Work 2nd ed. (Sourcebooks, 2009). He has 21 years university teaching experience in management and psychology, including the University of Southern California. He was a corporate manager for two regional hospital systems. He won national and college campus teaching awards. He now directs the only U.S. research and education organization with a focus on bullying at work, the Workplace Bullying Institute. The media regard Dr. Namie, after 1,200+ interviews, as the go-to expert. He leads advocates to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill in U.S. states. He serves as expert witness in bullying-related legal cases. He is credited with creating the Workplace Bullying consulting specialization in the U.S. The Namies wrote three contributing chapters to the research-driven book set Workplace Bullying and Mobbing in the United States (Praeger, 2018).

Dr. Ruth Namie

Ruth Namie, PhD

Dr. Namie has a doctorate in clinical psychology. Her personal experience became the impetus for the U.S. workplace bullying movement. She is now the definitive expert on the devastating effects of bullying on targeted workers. She and Gary wrote the popular books, The Bully At Work and The Bully-Free Workplace (Wiley, 2011) and appear in the Help for Bullied Targets video from the Workplace Bullying Institute. The Namies' articles are published in the Journal of Consulting Psychology, International Journal of Communication, Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, Ivey Business Journal, Journal of Employee Assistance; and contributing chapters in the books Destructive Organizational Communication and Workplace Bullying: Development in Theory, Research and Practice. She co-designed the Blueprint consulting program for Work Doctor®, drawing from her experiences as Training Director for Sheraton Hotels, Hawaii and in human resources.