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 […]

Gina Marcello

Gina Marcello, Ph.D. is highly sought after speaker, college professor, author, filmmaker, and corporate training strategist. She has designed and facilitated over 500 workshops in 175 different organizations across the United States including many Fortune 100 companies. The ever changing landscape of social media marketing requires a bit of technology savvy, coupled with an understanding […]

Andrew D Wolvin

Director ( Academic )

Andrew D. Wolvin (Ph.D., Purdue University) a globally  respected scholar  is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park, and an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.  An internationally recognized scholar in listening behavior, Professor Wolvin has authored/co-authored an extensive number of research studies and books, including Listening Instruction, Listening, Perspectives […]

Laura Janusik


Dr. Laura Janusik is regarded as one of the world’s top researchers & educator in the field of Listening . Laura Janusik (Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park, USA 2004, MBA, Rockhurst University, USA 2013) is Professor of Communication at Rockhurst University where she holds the McGee Chair of Communication. She is recognized as […]