University of Iowa Fires Professor Over Sexual Misconduct
Business Professor Jeffrey B. Nock has been fired by the University of Iowa for violating the UI sexual harassment policy. He was taking pictures of women working out at university’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.
Nock was issued criminal trespass and harassment warning after the incident came to the notice of university officials on April 25. In June, he was barred from entering the campus wellness center for six months.
“[He is] no longer employed by the University of Iowa,” Jeneane Beck, the UI assistant vice president for External Relations, told The Daily Iowan last week.
On August 30, a group of protesters gathered outside Iowa’s Tippie College of Business calling for ousting of the professor
“I think it’s just really ridiculous that not only is the university not firing perpetrators, which is inherently abhorrent, but on top of that, students are going to be distracted from their education because there are perpetrators teaching,” Iowa student and advocate against sexual violence Elena Greene told The Daily Iowan.
However, Nock’s attorney Leon Spies has said that his client was “wrongly” terminated by the university and said Nock “intends to exercise every effort to right the wrongs inflicted by the university in terminating his employment.”