December 10, 2003:
Complainants Kieltyka, Conway and McCloskey
formally request appearances before the Northwestern
committee investigating J. Michael Bailey
Date: December 10, 2003
Subject: Formal request for appearances before the committee investigating J. Michael Bailey

Professor C. Bradley Moore
Vice President for Research
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
Dear Professor Moore:

We are among the complainants against Professor J. M. Bailey. Your recent letter states that the committee of investigation will examine the charges of research misconduct; but it does not anticipate an examination of the charges of sexual misconduct with a patient. It does not outline a timetable for a decision. It does not tell us whether our communications have been forwarded to the committee. And it does not tell us whether we will be called to testify.

We worry that without hearing from the complainants the committee will be left with an incomplete and inaccurate picture of Professor Bailey's behavior. It would be strange to decide the case without a hearing-or a hearing only of Professor Bailey's account. The committee would be unable to reach a sound decision. Indeed, an exoneration of Professor Bailey would not then be seen as believable. The committee's decision would be seen as part of an official cover-up by Northwestern, an outcome no one desires.

To achieve a fair resolution of the matter we ask that we be permitted to appear in person before the committee and discuss freely with it our views and evidence. If our request cannot be granted we will of course have to seek to be heard at a higher level.

Anjelica Kieltyka
Transsexual Advocate
Berwyn, Illinois

Lynn Conway
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Emerita
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Member, National Academy of Engineering

Deirdre McCloskey
UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication
University of Illinois at Chicago
Tinbergen Gasthoogleraar van Wijsbegeerte, Economie, en Kunst- en Cultuurwetenschapen, Erasmusuniversiteit Rotterdam
CC: Lewis J. Smith, MD - Associate Vice President for Biomedical Research.
Director, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL


This page is part of Lynn Conway's
"Investigative report into the publication of
J. Michael Bailey's book on transsexualism
by the National Academies"