Stacey L. Connaughton

Past President (Academia)


Carol Bishop Mills

Director (ACADEMIC)


Kenneth U. Chukwuba

Director (Corporate Listening)

Dr. Kenneth U. Chukwuba has been with Southwest Minnesota State University since 2016, where he serves as Associate Professor (tenured) in the Business, Innovation, and Strategy Department. He received his Ph.D. in Management with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University in Minnesota, M.B.A. from Webster University Missouri, and B.S. from Columbia College Missouri. Dr. Chukwuba […]

Paaige K. Turner

Director (Academia)

Dr. Turner serves as Dean and Professor in the College of Communication, Information, and Media at Ball State University, as the finance chair for the ACE Women’s Network of Indiana, past-president of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG), and principal associate in Communication Resource Associates, LLC.  She is an experienced higher education administrator, communication […]

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


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


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 […]