James D. Boswell
Cheif Executive Officer
Jim Boswell has been in executive management for over thirty years and has accumulated experience in Administration, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Community Relations, Public Relations and Research Administration. He joined the House Research Institute as Chief Executive Officer in 1991 and worked closely with management to develop a new strategy to expand the Institute's research directions. The House Research Institute (formerly the House Ear Institute) has a worldwide reputation as the finest independent research institute devoted to hearing loss and related disorders, and Dr. Boswell's leadership has ensured its place on the cutting edge of hearing science in a changing field.
Under his guidance the Institute made its initial move into the realm of technology transfer and patent registration and committed to the development of a whole new department that would investigate ear diseases on the cell and molecular level. Jim is currently investigating possible new directions for the Institute in genetics and translational research.
Before coming to the Institute, Jim was Vice President of Employee and Public Relations at the Los Angeles Times where he instituted numerous innovative employee relations and wellness programs. Prior to that, he held executive positions with Getty Oil Company and Trans World Airlines.
Jim is a graduate of the University of Tulsa where he holds his masters degree in Industrial Psychology and was honored with its Distinguished Alumnus Award. JIm also holds a doctorate in Industrial Psychology. A native of Oklahoma, Jim now lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife Pam, who is also a graduate of the University of Tulsa.