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Alan Ehrlich, President of the Center for Listening Disorders Research, to Speak at Monmouth U on November 19

Alan Ehrlich will join the Master of Arts in Corporate and Public Communication (CPC) Colloquium Speaker Series, Tuesday, November 19 at 8 p.m. in the Plangere Center, room 134.

Ehrlich is the president of The Center for Listening Disorders Research, a New Jersey non-profit corporation. Educated in microwave and materials engineering, Ehrlich spent most of his career in technology and healthcare marketing and non-profit management.

Ehrlich’s interest in listening began in 1989 while leading a series of healthcare focus groups. He focused on people’s inability to listen to complaints and criticism, and produced and delivered a workshop titled “Rational Listening – Getting the Most from Criticism and Complaints.”

For the past four years, Ehrlich has focused on the issues of dysfunctional listening and its effects on learning and communication—across life’s timeline—from early childhood to the aging population.

He has lectured and conducted workshops on various aspects of effective listening at colleges and corporations across the country. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, as well as entrepreneurial start-ups to help them maximize their marketing and management opportunities through effective listening.

He founded The Center for Listening Disorders Research in 2010 to study the broad spectrum of reasons for ineffective listening – from physiological, neurological, and cognitive disorders to psychological barriers and externalities such as room acoustics and speaker attributes. The Center’s goal is to promote an understanding of dysfunctional listening through educational programs while developing a counseling program to aid people with listening disorders to communicate more effectively.

All are invited to attend, and light refreshments will be served.


Monmouth University’s graduate program in Corporate and Public Communication prepares students for entry into a variety of advanced communication professions or post-graduate programs. The 31-credit program—facilitated by graduate faculty possessing a broad range of professional and scholarly credentials—provides an in-depth, balanced study of practice and theory. Monmouth also allows students to focus their coursework in areas such as Strategic Public Relations and New Media, Public Service Communication, and Human Resources Management and Communication.