Joseph Lewis

Dean of Claire Trevor School of the Arts

A Title IX investigation found that then-Claire Trevor School of Arts dean Joseph Lewis had violated UC sexual misconduct policy by repeatedly caressing and making sexual comments toward a female staff member, such as "Eat that (fruit), I want to watch you" and "I just can't seem to tear myself away." The complainant alleged that after the complainant remarked that it was hot outside, Lewis rubbed a cold Coke can against the complainant's neck and later showed the complainant that he had wedged the can into the crotch of a stuffed animal in his office. Lewis, who denied that he sexually harassed the plaintiff, was removed from his position as dean and is now a professor in the campus's art department.

Campus: Irvine

Complaint date: May 14, 2014