Academic

Jason J. McFarland

Director(Academic and Music & Arts Listening Division)

Dr Jason J. McFarland is a Lecturer in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology (Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, Australian Catholic University) as well as the Assistant Director of the ACU Centre for Liturgy (Office of the Vice President). He has been at ACU since 2016. Jason’s qualifications include Bachelor of Music (honors) and Master of […]

George Rodman

Director(Academic)

George Rodman is Professor and Emeritus Chair of the Department of Television and Radio at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, where he has taught since 1978. Rodman’s research focuses on listening as an essential component of interpersonal, public and mass communication, most notably in his books, including 14 editions of Understanding […]

Robert Danisch

Director(Research)

Robert Danisch has a PhD in Communication from the University of Pittsburgh (2004) and a BA from the University of Virginia in History and Philosophy.  He is currently Chair of the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo. His research interests concern rhetorical theory and public communication within democratic societies, and he has written extensively about the relationship between American […]

Sarah Jane Blithe

Director (Organisational Listening)

Dr. Sarah Jane Blithe is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is an expert in organizational communication and specializes in gender, work-life balance, policy inequalities, and management learning. Dr. Blithe is the author of Gender Equality and Work-Life Balance: Glass handcuffs and working men in the U.S. and […]

Carol Cooper

Director (Academic)

Dr Carol Cooper is Professor and Department Chair of mass communication at Rochester University, Rochester Hills, Michigan. She has a BA Hons. in Religious Studies and Drama, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and an MA in Film and Television for Education from the University of London. Her research includes the role of smartphones in interpersonal […]

Bridget Backhaus

Director (Academic)

Dr Bridget Backhaus  PhD  is a lecturer in journalism and communication in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University, Australia. Bridget’s academic work explores the intersections of listening, voice, and social change in alternative and community media. A former radio journalism, Bridget is interested in the potential of listening in alternative media from […]

Glenda Balas

Director (Academic & Strategy)

Dr. Glenda Balas is Professor and former Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Texas at Dallas. Prior to joining UNT Dallas, Dr. Balas was Professor and Department Chair of the Communication and Journalism Department at the University of New Mexico. She also served as Associate Professor and Department Chair of […]

Steven G. Kellman

Director (Academic)

Dr. Steven G. Kellman is internationally renowned professor of comparative literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr Kellman has done his PhD from University of California at Berkeley. He is author of Nimble Tongues: Studies in Literary Translingualism (Purdue); The Restless Ilan Stavans: Outsider on the Inside (Pittsburgh); Redemption: The Life of […]

Sun Jicheng

Director ( Academic)

Mr Sun Jicheng, working as an associate professor Shandong University of Technology since 1992. Mr Sun Jicheng completed  Masters from Shandong University  and  Ph.D. in 2007,  Peking University  ,  Courses taught in recent years include “English Intensive Reading”, “English Stylistics”, “A Brief History of English Literature”, “America’s Literature History and Selected Readings”, “Introduction to Anglo-American Countries”, “Business Interpretation”, […]

Wayne Stein

Director (Academic)

Dr Wayne Stein says, “Though we can hear others speak, do we listen to what they say?” Dr Wayne Stein at English dept in the University of Oklahoma. Having been the Assistant Chair of the English Department before, he has returned as Interim Assistant Chair at the University of Central Oklahoma, helping in a transitional […]