Graham Bodie (Ph.D., Purdue University, 2008) is Professor of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. He is recognized as an international expert on listening and the social cognitive underpinnings of human communicative behavior, having authored over 80 published papers in outlets such as Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Communication Research, Communication Yearbook, and the International Journal of Listening. Dr. Bodie also publishes extensively on measurement issues related to the affective, cognitive, and behavioral facets of listening. His productivity has placed him in the top 1% of published Communication Studies scholars for 2007-2011. In recognition of his scholarly efforts, Dr. Bodie has received several awards, including the Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award from the Southern States Communication Association, the Early Career Award given by the Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association, the Young Scholar Award of the International Communication Association, and the Research Award bestowed by the International Listening Association. His research has been funded by the Louisiana Board of Regents and the National Science Foundation, and he regularly appears in local and national media outlets on issues relevant to listening in close relationships.
Dr. Bodie is currently working on an edited volume (with Debra Worthington of Auburn University) entitled The Sourcebook of Listening Research: Methodology and Measures, to be published in 2016 by John Wiley & Sons. The Sourcebook will be a go-to guide for listening scholars and practitioners interested in the myriad ways to conceptualize and measure this important life skill. In addition to chapters that provide an historical overview of the field and guidelines for the appropriate measurement of affective, cognitive, and behavioral components of listening, the book also profiles over 50 measurement instruments detailing information about reliability, validity, and scoring procedures. Other features include extensive coverage of ethnographic approaches to listening research and recent developments in the measurement of neurophysiology.