SAVANNAH, Ga., November 3, 2015 - Brian Spitzberg, a Senate Distinguished Professor and researcher in the School of Communication at San Diego State University, has accepted a seat on the Vireo Labs Board of Advisors.
Spitzberg (Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1981) is Senate Distinguished Professor in the School of Communication at San Diego State University. His areas of research include interpersonal communication competence, communication assessment, communication theory, meme diffusion and big data.
“Research and data analytics are at the core of everything we do at Vireo Labs,” said Jose Mallabo, co-founder and chief executive officer. “With Brian’s stature and expertise in social and communications research, our team gets immediately deeper and smarter. His background compliments our team's sales, marketing and product development experience and will help us attract other researchers to the team.”
The company is currently recruiting for a research psychologist on a contract basis.
Mallabo studied under Spitzberg in the graduate speech communication program at San Diego State University.
More on Brian Spitzberg:
Spitzberg is co-author of three scholarly books, co-editor of five scholarly books, and author or coauthor of over 120 scholarly articles and chapters and encyclopedia entries, published across several interdisciplinary forums, including journals in communication, social psychology, criminal justice and victimology, new media and big data science. His publications include the book written with William Cupach on The Dark Side of Relationship Pursuit: From Attraction to Obsession and Stalking, which was honored as the outstanding book by two professional associations. He is also an active member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.
He teaches in the areas of communication theory, risk and crisis communication, interpersonal communication, and the dark side of communication. He has been awarded two professional association career excellence awards, and is also an active member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.
About Vireo Labs:
Vireo Labs is a seed stage startup based in Savannah, Georgia and is incorporated as a limited liability company in Delaware. The company is completing its initial round of funding and has started ramping up product development.
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