LSU Listening Lab

Understanding how people attend to others is both fascinating and stands to improve lives. The LSU Listening Lab employs a range of social scientific research methods including surveys and experiments, and our focus tends to be on observable behaviors - that is, what listeners do when they are called on to attend to others. 

Interested in studying listening at LSU? Fill out an application here.

Our research is particularly interested in how listening helps connect (or distance) people across the globe. This includes

        1. how listening is a vital part of close relationships, which you can read more about here;

        2. how we can better train people to be motivated to actively attend to one another. I am involved with the Global Listening Centre and invite you to visit their website.


You can find a list of publications with links to pdf documents here.

Research Scales

You can find links to research scales here.

Current Projects

Currently, we have several projects underway, including a large-scale study of how people listen to others who are experiencing some sort of personal problem.  My collaborator on this research is Dr. Susanne Jones.

In addition, I am currently editing The Sourcebook of Listening Research: Methodology and Measures with Debra Worthington of Auburn University.  The book will be published in September 2017 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  More information about this book can be found here (with more information to come!).

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit using the contact form or call (225.578.6683) to set up an appointment.

Approach to Research

If you want to know a bit more about my approach to research, feel free to read here.