John Seiter
Professor of Communication Studies

0720 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322-0720
(435) 797-0138
Office: Main 308

Dr. Seiter has been awarded Utah State University's Professor of the Year 2004.
Eldon J. Gardner Teaching Award from Utah State University in 2004.

Educational Background
Ph.D., Department of Communication Arts & Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1993.

M. A., Department of Speech Communication, California State University, Fullerton, 1989.

B. A. (Double Major), Departments of Speech Communication and Psychology, California State University, Fullerton, 1986.

Courses Regularly Taught
SPCH 2110 -- Interpersonal Communication
SPCH 3330 -- Intercultural Communication
SPCH 3400 -- Persuasion
SPCH 5000 -- Studies in Speech
SPCH 5100 -- Theories of Speech Communication
SPCH 5400 -- Advanced Persuasion

Current Research Interests
Social influence, deception detection, and hospitality

Recent Publications/Presentations

Gass, R. H., & Seiter, J. S. (2014). Persuasion, Social Influence, and Compliance Gaining (5th edition). Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.

Seiter, J. S. (2014). Beyond Expectations: The Influence of Food Servers’ Nonverbal Behavior in Service Interactions. In C. J. Liberman (Ed.), Casing Persuasive Communication (pp. 263-274). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Weger, H., Jr., Seiter, J. S., Jacobs, K. A., & Akbulut, V. (2013). Responses to an Opponent’s Nonverbal Behavior in a Televised Debate: Audience Perceptions of Credibility and Likeability. Journal of Argumentation in Context, 2 (2), 179-203.

Seiter, J. S., & Weger, H., Jr. (2013). Does a Customer by Any Other Name Tip the Same?: The Effect of Forms of Address and Customers’ Age on Gratuities Given to Food Servers in the United States.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43 (8), 1592-1598.

Curriculum Vitae