About the Author
Amy Block Joy, Ph.D., was born in New York and educated at the University of California, Berkeley. She had worked for the University of California for more than three decades. She currently teaches a UC Davis freshman class on Ethics, Morality, and “Breaking Bad”. She can be found on line at www.amyblockjoy.com
Amy Block Joy, PhD, was born in New York and educated at the University of California, Berkeley. As a faculty member, scientist, researcher, and educator, she became an Emeritus in 2013 following a 33 year career at UC. In 2006, she discovered fraud at UC Davis and published three books about the case: Whistleblower (2010, Bay Tree Publishing); Retaliation (2013, CreateSpace); and Blowback (2017, CreateSpace). These books detail the consequences and dangers after of speaking out about wrongdoing. Currently, Amy teaches a Freshman class on ethics at UC Davis. She can be found online at https://www.amyblockjoy.com
Amy was interviewed by New York Times Columnist James B. Stewart for his December 11, 2015 “Common Sense” column on a JPMorgan whistleblower:
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Bay Tree Publishing (December 16, 2010)
I felt great empathy for Amy Joy Block. She came across as an honest person whose life was dedicated to helping the poor and doing the best for her university but she suffered a grave injustice while trying to be dutiful.
What she learned can benefit all of us: when reputations and institutions are challenged, truth can be crushed.
Above all, this is a convincing story about the power of an individual to prevail; in this case, a courageous woman who succeeded in her mission to confront a crime in the face of heartbreaking betrayals and false accusations.
The book took on some aspects of a thriller as I wasn’t altogether certain of the outcome but in the end, integrity, decency and determination triumphed.