Loraleigh Keashly is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University, Detroit. Her research, teaching and consulting focus on conflict and conflict resolution at the interpersonal, group, intergroup and organizational level. Her main research focus is the nature, effects and amelioration of uncivil and bullying behaviors in the workplace with a particular interest in the role of organizational structure and culture in the facilitation or prevention and management of these behaviors. She has focused her recent attention on the academic environment and works with universities on these issues. Her works in progress focus on 1) the power of relationships at work and 2) civility in academia. She has published over 40 articles and book chapters. She has been a consultant to organizations and an expert witness on cases of workplace bullying and hostility.