Richard D. Halley
Senior Vice President, Global Listening Centre.
Emeritus Prof. : Communication Weber State University USA.
Member of the Listening Hall of Fame.
Lead Facilitator of the Certified Listening Professional Program
Ohio University, Ph.D. 1972
Majors: Interpersonal Communication, Cognitive Processing, Attitude Change
Minors: Experimental Design, Statistical Procedures
Dissertation: An Experimental Test of the Differences in the Distractibility of Males and Females in Competing Aural Message Situations
Bowling Green State University, MA 1965
Major: Public Address
Minor: Media Production
Bowling Green State University, BS 1964
Major: Speech and Theatre
International Listening Association – Lead Facilitator of the Certified Listening Professional Program
Weber State University – Professor of Communication – 1981-2006
Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University – Associate Professor of Interpersonal Communication – 1977-1981
University of New Hampshire – Assistant Professor of Interpersonal Communication – 1972-1977
Appalachian State University – Assistant Professor of Business Administration (special facility Available for data collection for dissertation) – 1971-1972
Ohio University – Graduate Research Assistant – 1970 – 1971
Georgia Southwestern College – Assistant Professor of Speech – 1967 – 1970
Elmwood High School – Teacher – Speech/ Theatre & Math – 1965 – 1967
Bowling Green State University – Graduate Assistant – 1964 – 1965
“Listening is Getting to Know you,” International Journal of Listening, 2014.
“Listening to the Dark Side -2” in the conference proceedings of the International Communication Colloquium for 2012.
“A brief Reflection on the Process of Listening” in Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids: A Bridge to Healing (Second and Third Editions), Edited by Richard Carmen, 2004 and 2007 and 2013.
“The Process of Listening,” in The Hearing Review, March, 2004.
How Audiences Listen: Critical Information for the Public Speaker, Columbia, MO, Kaia Publishing, 1999.
“Are Home Offices Feasible in a University?: Faculty Perceptions of a Home Office Experiment,” with Kathy EdwardsJournal of the Association for Communication Administration, Number 3, Sept. 1997, pp 155-162.
And Then I Was Surprised by What You Said: The Impact of Love and Listening on Community, Columbia, MO, Kaia Publishing, 1997.
“Experiences with Asynchronous GDSS on Campus,” published in the conference proceedings for the Group Systems Fifth Annual User’s Conference, Tucson, AZ, June, 94.
Listening: Learning to Value, published for use in my classes, original in 1993, most recent update in 1995. Most of this material is now in “Surprised” listed above.
Listening: Models and Procedures, published for use in my classes, Columbia, MO, Kaia Publishing, original in 1988, most recent update 2004.
“Something Happened on the Way to the Experiment: Phenomenological Methodologies in Listening Research,” in the Conference Proceedings from the Ten Year Conference on the Assessment of Listening Research, 1991.
“The Use of PSI in Large Course Instruction, with W. Smith ” published in the report on the Lilly Conference on Large Course Instruction, 1978.
“An Observation of some Inconsistencies in the Brown-Carlson Listening Test,” Illinois Speech and Theatre Association Journal 30:1, pp. 19-22, 19
“Some Thoughts on the Teaching of Listening and Materials to Assist in Same,” Illinois Speech and Theatre Association Journal 30:1, pp. 31-36, 1976.
A review of Time-Compressed Speech: An Anthology and Bibliography in Three Volumes, by Sam Duker, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Jan. 1976.
“The University of New Hampshire Statistical Question Retrieval Facility,” published in the Belmont Conference Proceedings, with Geeslin, Cerny, Cobb, Miaoulis, and Warren, August 1975.
“Some Suggestions for the Teaching of Listening based on Recent Research in Attention,” The Speech Teacher 24:4, pp. 386-389, 1975.
“Distractibility of Males and Females in Competing Aural Message Situations,” Human Communication Research 2:1, pp. 79-82, 1975.
“The Problem with Conflating the term listening with other terms,” at the International Listening Association Convention,Minneapolis, MN, 2014.
“Listening to and from English as a second language,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Montreal, CA, 2013.
“Listening to the Dark side – 2,” at the International Communication Colloquium, San Francisco, 2012.
“Listening to the Dark side,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Albuquerque NM, 2012.
“Exploring Problems faced in listening to a second language,”at the International Listening Association Convention, Albuquerque NM, 2012.
“An approach to Listening Research,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Johnson City, TN, 2011.
“Responding to Emotional Messages,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Johnson City, TN, 2011.
“Facilitating the CLP Program,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Albuquerque, NM, 2010.
“Stories about misunderstandings when listening to someone from another culture,” with Professor Kazuo Akasaka, at the International Listening Association Convention, Milwaukee, WI, 2009.
“ More thoughts about variables that cause misunderstandings when speaking with someone from another culture,”at the International Listening Association Convention, Portland, Maine, 2008.
“Thoughts about variables that cause misunderstandings when speaking with someone from another culture,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Frankfort, Germany, 2007.
“Why Asians and Americans May Misunderstand each other,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Salem, OR, 2006
“ILA and Service Applications: Listening Training for the Volunteer,” with Melissa Beall, at the International Listening Association Convention, Salem, OR, 2006
“ILA and Service Applications: Creating ILA Service Projects,” with Melissa Beall, at the International Listening Association Convention, Salem, OR, 2006
“Listening to Patient’s Emotional Experience: A Procedural Model,” at the annual conference of the International Association for Health Communication Science, Sapporo, Japan, 2005.
“Effects of the Brain on Communication and Learning,” at the Sapporo Teachers Association, Sapporo, Japan, 2005.
“Listening Better to Read Better,” at the 4th Pan-African Reading for All Conference titled “Literacy for Sustainable Development,” Ezulwini, Swaziland, Aug., 2005.
“Perceptions and Evidence Among Reading Testers,” with Carol S. Christy at the International Listening Association Convention, Minneapolis, MN, 2005.
“Revisiting Halley’s Theory of Maturation and Skill Development,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Fort Myers, Florida, 2004.
“Using Wolfram’s A New Kind of Science to Help Conceptualize the Effects of Current Listening Behavior on Future Events,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Haninge, Sweden, 2003.
“The Contribution of Listening to Spirituality and Religion,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Haninge, Sweden, 2003.
“Expanding the Concept of Active Listening,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Haninge, Sweden, 2003.
“A Closer Look at Listening Models and Frameworks,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Scottsdale, AZ, March, 2002.
“Sharing Stories of Listening and Community: answering the question, ‘What kinds of experiences help us become genuinely better listeners,’’ at the International Listening Association Convention, Scottsdale, AZ, March, 2002.
“Responding to Anger,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Chicago, IL, March, 2001
“Exploring Your Own Listening Behavior,” with Michael Purdy and KlaraPihlajamaki, at the International Listening Association Convention, Chicago, IL, March, 2001
“Active Listening: a perspective from which to listen,” Key note speech at the regional conference for the International Listening Association, Aomori, Japan, Aug., 2000.
“Listening for Cues to Enhance Understanding,” at the regional conference for the International Listening Association, Aomori, Japan, Aug., 2000.
“Recent Heart and Brain Research: Implications for Listeners,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Virginia Beach, Virginia, March, 2000
“Listening To Fear II,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Virginia Beach, Virginia, March, 2000
Interviewed on NBC 5 Salt Lake City, UT on listening to children 2/2000
“Listening to Fear,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Albuquerque, NM, March 12, 1999.
“Using Coordinated Movement to Facilitate Learning and Creativity,” at the Odyssey of the Mind Second International Creativity Conference, San Antonio, TX, Oct, 1998.
Interviewed on ABC News 20-20 on listening differences between men and women — 1/12/98; 8/15/98; 10/99.
Interviewed onABC 17 Columbia, MO on listening differences between men and women 5/98
“Using Coordinated Movement to Facilitate Listening and Learning,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Kansas City, Missouri, March, 1998.
“Facilitating Learning and Creativity Through Effective Listening,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Kansas City, Missouri, March, 1998
“Supporting ILA Research,” workshop coordinator for session at the International Listening Association Convention, Kansas City, Missouri, March, 1998.
“How Values Support Quality Listening,” National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, Nov., 1997.
“Using Educational Kinesiology to Facilitate Listening” at the International Listening Association Convention, Mobile, AL, March, 1997.
“Working with the ILA Homepage and Discussion List” with Michael Purdy, Margaret FitchHauser and Barbara Nixon at the International Listening Association Convention, Mobile, AL, March, 1997.
“Exploring the Impact of Communication Technology on Listening,” at the International Listening Association Convention, Mobile, AL, March, 1997.
Designed and Coordinated ILA Research Pre-Conference on what is known and needs to be known about the ILA Definition of Listening, Mobile, AL, March, 1997.
“Using Educational Kinesiology to Facilitate Learning,” WSU Teaching Learning Fair, Ogden, UT, Feb, 1997.
“The Impact of learning to Listen Effectively on Creative Behavior,” at the Odyssey of the Mind First International Creativity Conference, Washington, D.C., Oct., 1996.
“Reaching New Heights in Teaching and Learning Oral Communication across the Curriculum,” at the annual convention of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Educational; Alta, UT, Sept., 1996.
“The Values that Support Quality Listening,” at The International Listening Association Convention; Sacramento, CA, March, 1996.
“Lessons Learned about Listening from using Email,” at The International Listening Association Convention Sacramento, CA, March, 1996.
“Some Contributions to our thinking about Listening Competencies,” at the ILA Research Pre conference Sacramento, CA, March, 1996.
“Position on the Definition of Listening,” at the International Listening Association Research pre-conference, Little Rock, AR, March, 1995.
“Experiences with Asynchronous GDSS on Campus,” at the Group Systems Fifth Annual User’s Conference, Tucson, AZ, March 1994.
“When the University Literally Runs out of Space: Designing Home and Campus Offices into a Network” at the Western Speech Communication Association Convention, February, 1994.
“The Faculty Perspective on the Home Office Experiment,” with Kathy Edwards, at the Western Speech Communication Association Convention, February, 1994.
“Experiences with Asynchronous GDSS on Campus”, at Group Systems Fifth Annual Users’ Conference, March, 1994.
“Variables affecting E-mail style”, with Erik Jacobson, at the Rocky Mountain Language Association Convention, Sept., 1992.
“Processing Data for Listening: Using a Cognitive Processing Model to Improve Your Listening,” at The International Listening Association Convention, Atlanta, 1989.
“Listener Responses to Significant Emotion: A Procedural Model,” at The International Listening Association Convention, Atlanta, 1989.
“Report of an Interview with Carl H. Weaver,” at The International Listening Association Convention, Atlanta, 1989.
“Seminar on teaching listeners to respond to emotions” at The International Listening Association Convention, Atlanta, 1989.
“Something Happened on the Way to the Experiment: Phenomenological Methodologies in Listening Research,” at the Ten Year Conference on the Assessment of Listening Research, 1989.
“Methods of Teaching Students to Attend to Their World,” at The International Listening Association Convention, Scottsdale, AZ, 1988.
Catastrophe Theory as a Model for Studies of Humor Responses,” with Edward H. Sewell, Jr., at The Fifth International Conference on Humour in Cork, Ireland – University College – June, 1985
“Responding to Significant Emotion,” at the Western Speech Communication Association Convention the education section’s selected panel, 1985.
“Using Old T.V. Ads to Teach Nonverbal Communication in the Introductory Course,” at the Western Speech Communication Association Convention Introductory Course Symposium, 1983.
“Using Old T.V. Ads to Teach Nonverbal Communication in the Introductory Course,” at the Western Speech Communication Association Convention Education Section of Selected Papers, 1983.
“A Theory of Maturation and Skill Development: Toward a Position on What, How, When, and Why to Teach in Interpersonal Communication,” at the Speech Communication Association Convention in New York, November, 1980.
“Caution! Non-continuous Non-quantifiable Process — Theorizing Not Permitted: an introduction to catastrophe theory,” with E. H. Sewell Jr., at the Eastern Communication Association Convention, 1979.
“A Needs Assessment for the Legal Aid Society of the New River Valley,” report to the LASN Board, 1979.
“Resources for Collecting Local Information for Community Planning,” report to the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors, Blacksburg, VA, 1978.
“Use of Students as Consultants in the Local Community,” Dover City Council, Dover, NH, 1977.
“The Use of Life Work Planning Materials in the Introductory Course in Interpersonal Communication: a Philosophy,” at the Eastern Communication Association Convention, 1976.
“A Workshop on the Teaching of Listening,” conducted at the Eastern Communication Association Convention, 1976.
“An Experimental Method of Teaching Statistics,” at the New England Regional Statistics Association Convention, 1976.
“Listening: What is the Process,” Graduate Colloquium, Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire, 1976.
“Men and Women: They Don’t Listen the Same,” Dover, NH, 1975.
“The University of New Hampshire Statistics Teaching System,” at the American Statistical Association Convention, August, 1975, with Miaoulis, Geeslin, Trainer, Cerny, Cobb, and Warren.
“The Use of TV Equipment with Young Children,” grant report to the UUA of Vermont-New Hampshire delivered at Nashua, NH, 1975.
“Toward an Integration of the Unitary Skill – Sub Skills Controversy in Listening,” at Eastern Communication Association Convention, 1975.
“The Use of TV Equipment in the Fellowship Setting,” grant report to the UUA of Vermont-New Hampshire delivered at Nashua, NH, 1975.
“Sex Differences in Selective Attention, ” at the International Communication Association Convention, 1974.
Hemingway Foundation: Project to support the development of teaching skills on the WSU Campus, with 6 other associates and the Teaching Learning Forum, $5000.00, 1999.
WSU – Technology Associate, Access to state of the art multimedia lab, released time, and $1000.00 for related equipment and software. 1997.
WSU – Faculty Home Office Project – $96,000 plus $20,000 per year for operating expenses, 1992. I designed and implemented a department communication network that took six faculty, including myself, to home offices for three years. The design included networked computers, fax machines, campus phones in the home offices, and printers in all offices that were not located in the administrative suite.
WSC Instructional Development ($350), WSC Research and Professional Growth ($350), Department of English ($50), Department of Psychology ($50), School of Arts and Humanities ($50), School of Social Sciences ($50). “The Conceptualization, Organization and Development of Student Ideas,” with Hal Bertilson, Elray Pedersen, Mick McAllister, and Patrick Smith.
National Science Foundation — to study methods of improving the teaching of statistics — a three year contract — with Warren, Geeslin, and Cobb ($300,000/year).
The Legal Aid Society of the New River Valley — to train and support students to assist in a needs assessment project ($2,500).
University of New Hampshire Teaching-Learning Council — for creation of a computer based exam generator for use in the teaching of statistics — with Warren, Geeslin, and Cobb ($3,000).
Unitarian Universalist Association — for a study of the use of videotape equipment within the UUA Fellowship setting ($500 plus equipment).
Unitarian Universalist Association — for a study of the use of videotape equipment with small children ($500 plus equipment).
University of New Hampshire Teaching-Learning Council — for the creation of a computer based personal information processing system ($500).
University of New Hampshire Teaching-Learning Council – for the creation of videotapes to support the teaching of introductory statistics ($2,000 plus equipment)
Weber State University 1981 – 2006
Intro to Communication for Majors Principles of Public Speaking
Communication in Human Relations Listening
Approaches to Meaningful Communication Communication Theory
Group Decision making via computers Senior Seminar
Data Gathering and Analysis Persuasion
Research Methods Secondary Teaching Methods
Virginia Polytechnic and State University 1977 – 1981
Human Communication Public Speaking
Professional Seminar for Communication Seniors
Information Gathering (Interviewing skills for Communication Professionals)
Advanced Interpersonal Communication (a 3-quarter sequence)
Senior Seminar on Communicating with the Aging and the Dying
University of New Hampshire 1972 – 1977
Interpersonal Communication Public Speaking Listening Behavior Persuasion
Introductory Statistics Psychology of Communication
Appalachian State University 1971-1972
Georgia Southwestern College 1967-1970
Public Speaking Discussion Persuasion Debate
Elmwood High School 1965-1967
Speech one Speech two Algebra one
Development of teaching through travel, participation in conferences, workshops, seminars, short courses
I have taken many short courses and seminars over the years that have been a great help to my teaching. I will list those I can be sure of, there were many more.
1) Group Decision Making Via Computers (GDSS) (1991,1992,1993)
2) Speaking Across the Curriculum (1987-95)
3) Facilitation Skills Training (1990, 1990, 1991, 1992)
4) Total Quality Management (TQM) (1992, 1993)
5) Learning Styles (1995,1997)
6) Educational Kinesiology (certified trainer, consultant, 1995)
7) Parent Effectiveness Training
8) Transactional Analysis
9) Several systems that categorize the ways that people interact with the world
10) Gestalt Analysis
11) Invited participant Language Development Conference in Stirling Scotland, 1975
12) Presenter at the Lilly Conference on Large Lecture Course 1975
13) Scholarship participant at the Center for Constructive Change — 1979
14) Participant at the National Communication/Business Select Conference on Communication Problems in Business — Boone, N. C., August 13-20, 1977
15) Conceptual Development Conference at V.P.I. & S.U., Spring 1979
16) Conflict Resolution (1977)
17) Back Planning (1978 & 1979)
Professor of Communication
Weber State University
Taught web based and web assisted courses and developed web pages as support for department courses.
Developed use of presentation aids in classrooms, power point, video, network, graphics programs etc. All combined into a single equipment unit.
Implemented and directed Speaking Across the Curriculum (1990-1992 & 1995-2000).
Developed a computer based group decision-making course, based on GDSS software.
Developed use of computers for course support, email, assignment checking, discussion groups. First faculty member to use email for classes with WSU students.
Designed, implemented and trained people to use an information network to link faculty home offices with campus faculty and the university’s students, including a computer network, faxing capabilities and university PBX system phones in the home offices.
Implemented a computer network to facilitate group problem solving and planning (GDSS) which is used across campus and exported to community groups and businesses. Serve as primary facilitator for groups using the system. Integrated this network into the home office network above.
Helped develop a facilitation cadre of university faculty and have accepted many of its assignments
Developed a large section Interpersonal Communication Course to prove the demand. After two years several new faculty were hired to return the course to small sections.
Associate Professor of Interpersonal Communication
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Developed Several solutions to teaching large classes (500 students) concepts and skills in interpersonal communication.
Developed new course work in interpersonal skills and in personal planning and decision-making based on concepts developed with the Center for Constructive Change.
Ran weekend workshops in Life Work Planning focusing on communication skills.
Worked on applied Communication Activities spaced over the years, so that I could bring the benefits of those experiences into the classrooms. Groups included:
Teachers and parent/child groups. Crisis counselors
Air Traffic Controllers US Forest Service
Legal Service Organizations Hospitals and Health services
Camps and recreation facilities Churches
Election Campaigns, Political Candidates Influence Groups
Halfway Houses and group homes Industry, Faculty
Opera, Community Theatre Hotels
Several Oil Companies Natural History Museum
Assistant Professor of Interpersonal Communication
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH — 1972 to 1977
Designed and taught an interpersonal theory and skills course taught through a comprehensive planning model
1) directed 80-member sections for two years, did lectures, and trained and supervised the teaching assistants.
Designed and taught a theory and skills course in listening
1) conducted a workshop on teaching the course at ECA 1976
Instituted the use of student majors as consultants in the community.
Developed workshops in interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, and planning.
Trained group leaders for Life Work Planning.
Assisted in the design and development of a university wide course in statistics and experimental design, and a computer exam generator.
1) obtained a grant to produce and edit a video tape library for this course
2) taught the introductory module
Elected by the University senate to the Teaching Learning Council. I served as a consultant to other faculty on lecturing, course design, and testing procedures.
Developed a model of listening behavior based on the theory and data of Neville Moray.
Began evolving a conception of cognitive information processing that tries to account for eastern and western thought.
Directed communication interns as they worked in the community.
Served on Dissertation Committees for graduate students in Psychology
Assistant Professor of Speech
Georgia Southwestern College, Americus, Georgia — September 1967 to June 1970
Instituted and directed a 30-member student speaker’s.
Produced six successful graduate students from twelve undergraduate majors
Published two dozen photographs
Sang in three opera
Sang in several musical theatre productions
ADMINISTRATION AND/OR PROFESSIONALLY RELATED SERVICE
Professor of Communication
Weber State University — 1981 to 2006
Chaired many Tenure and Promotion committees for College and Department
Served on Various Peer Review Committees for the Department
Served on the College Image Committee (1999-2001)
Served as Director of Speaking Across the Curriculum Program (1990 -92 & 1995-2000)
Administered faculty communication network (1992-1995)
Served on Statewide Articulation Agreement Committee (1993-1994)
Served on the Senate Committee for Academic Freedom and Tenure (1983-1993).
Chair 1987-89, 1991-93– Responsible for New Tenure Policy, New
anti-discrimination policy, State wide financial exigency policy
Developed WSU Speaking across the Curriculum Program. (1990)
Served on the College Senate (1983-85).
Served on the Ad Hoc Senate Committee on enrollment growth (1981-82).
Served on the School of Arts and Humanities Curriculum Committee (1981-87).
Chair 1984-87 – developed new general education concept for the School.
Served on the President’s Task Force on the College image and salary package. Served as subcommittee chair on research. (1983-1985)
Assisted with the application for a T.V. station license for the college (1982).
Helped design and facilitate the annual Student Leadership Conference (1983 & 84).
Ran workshop on confronting powerful people for Student Government (1984).
Served on the Catalogue Committee (1984 & 85).
Served on School of Humanities Committee on Courses to be offered via T.V. (1984-89).
Associate Professor Communication
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University — 1977 to 1981.
Directed Internship program and expanded types of placement opportunities.
Served on the Departmental Steering Committee. This committee was responsible for recommending policy and filling new and replacement positions (1977-80).
Chaired the Curriculum Development Committee and developed the basic framework for the new communication curriculum (1977-79).
Developed several workshops for the extension division.
Produced grant monies to support practical experience for students. The students participated as interviewers, data analysts, questionnaire developers, research designers, and meeting facilitators.
Developed course proposals for the NIH Grant Project.
1) the process of creativity – used as a core course
2) the humanistic ear
3) the scientist as artist
Reviewed the Communications Technology Program and reported to the faculty on the potential for duplicating course work.
Assistant Professor of Communication
University of New Hampshire
Directed Interns and developed internships in government agencies
Served on the Teaching and Learning Council
Helped develop a new system wide statistics-teaching program
Positions held or membership in professional organizations.
International Listening Association
ILA Research Chair 1995-98
ILA Chair of nominating committee – 1996-97
ILA 2nd VP 1998-99
ILA 1st VP Elect 1999-2000
ILA 1st VP 2000-2001
ILA President 2001-2002
ILA Immediate Past President 2002-2003
National Communication Association
Western Speech Communication Association
Rocky Mountain Language Association
RMLA chair of research committee 1994-96
Group Decisions Systems Software Association
Professionally related community service
Provided numerous computer assisted facilitation services
Provided numerous group facilitation services
Provided free consulting services to congressional candidates
Provided consulting services at cost for Hospitals
Assisted with fund raising for local community service groups
Consultant to crisis intervention center
Consultant to a Legal Aid Society
Served on the Board of Directors of Group Home
Consultant to the staffs of pre-schools
Conducted Life Work Planning Workshops in the community
Addressed the New Hampshire caucus of Legislators and College Faculty on the ways they might cooperate in pursuit of their common goals. Facilitated discussions between faculty and state legislators on working conditions for faculty.
Numerous Public service addresses
Consulting Clients have included:
Chevron General Motors
Phillips Petroleum Hospitals
Museums Chiropractic Physicians
Legal Aid societies US Forest Service
Churches Pre Schools
Elementary Schools High Schools