Wednesday General Session
Harassment in the Tall Ships Workforce: Survey Results
Margaret Huebner, Human Resource Management consultant
Dr. Kathleen Moore, James Madison University
Deborah Love, Esq., Robert Jenkins & Associates Law Firm
Last year’s conference included a session on harassment in the workplace. Subsequently, members were surveyed to explore how harassment manifests in the Tall Ships community and perceptions about how it is handled. The survey instrument was modelled on the survey on climate and culture deployed by Cornell University. In this session, Dr. Kathleen Moore will present an analysis of the survey responses and highlight the themes and issues that emerged. The presentation of results will be followed by a panel discussion about the implications for the Tall Ships community and relevant examples and ideas for how to address harassment when it is present in the onboard, shoreside or other workplace environment. Deborah Love and Margaret Huebner will discuss their workplace experience and provide examples of when incidences have occurred and how they were addressed. The discussion will offer resources to create an environment conducive to reporting and responding to harassment as well as preventing harassment from occurring.
Career executive in Human Resources Management, Ms. Huebner had an extensive career in maritime and supply logistics industries for nearly 20 years and another 20 years in defense/aerospace manufacturing. She spent nearly a decade in the Middle East, working in Oman and Kuwait. Now retired, she is actively involved in philanthropic work through Hope In Life Foundation. She is a graduate of Claremont Graduate University with an M.S. in Human Resources Design. She currently resides in Las Vegas.
Kathleen is an Assistant Professor of Intelligence Analysis at James Madison University’s School of Integrated Sciences specializing in social media analysis, cyber intelligence, Dark Web, and Information Warfare. She has provided social media and crisis consultation throughout the tall ship industry, and when time permits, Kathleen is a volunteer deckhand and ship’s cook.
Deborah Love, Esq. – Ms. Love is an associate at Robert Jenkins and Associates, Law Firm, where she is practicing criminal law and handling Title IX cases. She is also an adjunct instructor at Tulane’s Freeman School of Business and is pursuing her Master’s degree. For almost 14 years, Ms. Love served as Tulane University’s Vice President for Institutional Equity. Before her appointment at Tulane, she served as the Associate Vice President for Diversity and Equal Opportunity at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Ms. Love has provided advice and consultation to numerous educational institutions, businesses, and organizations. She has presented on a wide range of human relations and organizational behavior subjects such as, understanding and mitigating the effects of unconscious biases, preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace and academic environment, identifying and preventing sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, reducing workplace conflict, developing leadership and management skills that support inclusive and equitable environments, conducting Title IX investigations and reporting requirements, improving gender equity and race relations, designing and implementing best recruitment and hiring practices, building cross-cultural competencies, and many others.
Ms. Love is an alumna of Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. Love earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi’s School of Law. She completed the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Leadership Development Program and is a graduate of the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Bryn Mawr Summer Leadership Institute.