A Title IX investigation found that an associate professor had created a hostile working and learning environment by repeatedly expressing romantic interest to a student during the winter quarter of 2014. He told a Title IX investigator that the student had a "mind that is lively and in the present" and that "Somehow I responded to that with a sense of affection or love." The associate professor denied to the investigator that he had intended to communciate that he wanted a relationship, but he acknowledged what he described as "failures on his part." His interactions with students were restricted for one and a half years, and he paid $7,500 to UC regents in lieu of suspension without pay.
Campus: Los Angeles
Complaint date: March 11, 2014