TCU names expert witnesses in lawsuit filed by former professor

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention Linkedin ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Renee Umsted TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year Renee Umsted Renee Umsted Facebook Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students ReddIt Linkedin printTCU has named three economics professors as expert witnesses in the lawsuit filed by Dr. Silda Nikaj, a former professor of economics at the university. Nikaj filed a lawsuit against the university in January, alleging racial and gender discrimination. “As a practice, Texas Christian University does not comment on the specifics of pending litigation. We will continue to respond to the claims in the complaint as a part of the legal process. The university is committed to providing an academic community that values respect, diversity, equity and inclusion,” TCU wrote in a statement. Drs. Zackary Hawley, Robert Garnett and Stephen Quinn were listed in the document, filed Oct. 12 in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas. Hawley was one of Nikaj’s colleagues. Garnett and Quinn were involved in compensation decisions and tenure reviews of Nikaj, and Quinn, the former department chair for economics, participated in hiring Nikaj and Hawley. The document filed Oct. 12 on behalf of TCU that names three economics faculty members as expert witnesses. According to the document, the three faculty members can testify about the following topics: Publications by Hawley and NikajPeer review in scholarly publicationsHow the field of economics evaluates and ranks the quality of a researcher’s work and related metrics How the field of economics assesses and ranks the quality of certain outlets or journals based on their impact and related metrics How the outlets in which Hawley and Nikaj published compare How the publications by Hawley and Nikaj ranked based on different metrics Quinn can also talk about the significance of Hawley’s publications compared to Nikaj’s. In a separate document also filed Oct. 12, TCU named one of its attorneys, Rory Divin, as an expert witness. Divin is an attorney at McDonald Sanders, the firm representing the university. According to the document, Divin can testify about the “reasonableness and necessity of attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses as it relates to this case and the presentation of the case at trial and the work that is necessary for post-trial matters.” Renee Umsted World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Final presidential debate, cold front coming to Fort WorthNext articleCommunity Commons gives students place to go to leave their rooms Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Campus Commons. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Facebook + posts Renee Umsted ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Twitter Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. Twitterlast_img read more