Lisa Guntzviller is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from Purdue University in 2013. She has broad interests in interpersonal, family, and health communication, mainly with underserved populations (e.g., low-income, minority).
Dissertation: Interaction goals, parenting, and language brokering: Understanding Latino mother-adolescent communication and relational satisfaction (Recipient of Purdue University’s College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Dissertation Award)
M.A. from the Department of Communication at Purdue University
B.A. from Aquinas College
Courses Regularly Taught
Current Research Interests
Select Publications/Recent Presentations
Guntzviller, L. M., Jensen, J. D., King, A. J., & Davis, L. A. (2011). The foreign language anxiety in a medical office scale: Developing and validating a measurement tool for Spanish-speaking individuals. Journal of Health Communication, 16, 849-869. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2011.561917
Guntzviller, L. M. (2013, November). Testing multiple goals theory with low-income, mother-child Spanish-speakers: Language brokering interaction goals and relational satisfaction. Competitively selected paper to be presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Washington DC.
Guntzviller, L. M., & Jensen, J. D. (2012, July).Parental influence on child language brokering feelings: Using the actor-partner interdependence model in low-income Mexican-American parent-child dyads. Competitively selected paper presented at the annual convention of the International Association for Relationship Research, Chicago, IL.