steven whiting

Author and Researcher – Stephen Whiting

Steven Whitting is an author and researcher who studies organizational citizenship behavior. He has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals, with an eye towards understanding how employees assist each other at work.

He has directed opera productions at Bregenzer Festspiele, New Zealand Opera and Berlin Opera Academy.

Early Life and Education

Whiting was raised in San Diego’s Emerald Hills and Skyline neighborhoods, both notoriously dangerous locations for youth gang activity. His involvement began innocently enough – hanging out with some friends – before rapidly spiraling out of control with shootings, beatings, arrests and regular violence becoming part of life.

Whiting found himself struggling at first to adapt to college life; as such, his counselor Janelle Williams helped keep him focused and encouraged him to keep trying.

Whiting then attended Macalester College and the University of Illinois to earn both his Masters and PhD. While at Illinois, he also spent time at Christian-Albrechts-Universitat in Kiel on a Fulbright fellowship, where he published several articles and books covering an array of subjects.

Professional Career

Whiting brings over 30 years of management, consulting and information technology experience. His research interests revolve around organizational citizenship behaviors and their effects on employees, co-workers and managers – his original research has been featured in various peer-reviewed journals.

Whitting serves as the Deputy Commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado and is responsible for organizing, training and equipping mission-ready space forces that provide launch, missile warning, positioning navigation timing communications capabilities as well as space electronic warfare to all combatant commands.

He also instructs undergraduate courses in information technology, project management, entrepreneurship and leadership. With an unwavering passion for open communication he expresses this in the monthly WRite Stuff column of the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce newspaper.

Achievement and Honors

Whiting graduated from Macalester College with a major in music and a minor in German in 1975, then studied musicology at Christian-Albrechts-Universitat in Kiel Germany on a Fulbright scholarship. Since then he has published over thirty articles, book chapters, and editions on various topics.

Whiting possesses an insatiable desire to learn, with plans of earning his Master of Business Administration or Sports Management to better equip himself for his athletics career in the future. Additionally, he takes great pleasure in parenting his son Wayne and spending time with his family as his primary source of joy in life.

Atholton High School’s senior quarterback Steven Whiting will soon head off to college. His ambition is to play Division II football while studying business or sports management – while remaining close to home and his family.

Personal Life

He is married to Sue Whiting and has four children: Jamus of Waverly, Nickolas from Ramsey, Travis from Prior Lake and honorary daughter Lara – as well as six grandchildren. At Howard County high school he earned all-county status both junior and senior years, receiving numerous honors including receiving All-County recognition during football seasons.

Professor Whiting has published over twenty articles and book chapters on Beethoven, Satie, French cabaret music and E.T.A Hoffmann; co-edited A.L. Ringer’s Musik als Geschichte book series; as well as written Satie the Bohemian: From Cabaret to Concert Hall which is widely recognized academic book.

He has directed numerous plays and spoken word theatre, such as Arthur Meek’s Collapsing Creation. Recently he has made strides into opera, working with NZ Opera on Send in the Clownz tour production and staging a main-stage Pagliacci with Mike Ashman as conceptual creator.

Net Worth

Stephen Whiting has dedicated over half his life to serving in the Air Force. Among his achievements are being Commanding Officer of U.S. Space Operations and receiving numerous awards; additionally he graduated with distinction from U.S. Air Force Academy; serving more than 30 years with them before retiring as a Colonel.

Whiting has directed numerous off-Broadway shows, including the musical film Taking My Turn (adapted from an 1983 stage production featuring Marni Nixon, Tiger Haynes and Cissy Houston). As an assistant director on both Broadway productions of Hairspray and The Producers he met Susan Stroman who invited him to be her assistant choreographer on Young Frankenstein. Furthermore he has directed and choreographed concerts and operas such as We Open in Paris at Glimmerglass Opera.

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