Lisa Guntzviller
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Contact Information
0720 Old Main Hill
Logan, Ut 84322-0720
Office: Main 073
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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).

Educational Background
Ph.D. from the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University

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
Thesis: Modeling advice interactions: Advice-givers’ goals as influences on recipient’s message evaluations and perceived advice quality

B.A. from Aquinas College
Majors: Communication, Mathematics; Minor: Spanish

Courses Regularly Taught
Interpersonal Communication
Family Communication
Health Communication

Current Research Interests
She currently has three lines of research in language brokering (when bilingual adolescents translate for their Spanish-speaking parents), patient-provider communication, and advice giving.

Select Publications/Recent Presentations
Guntzviller, L. M., & MacGeorge, E. L. (2013). Modeling interactional influence in advice exchanges: Advice giver goals and recipient evaluations. Communication Monographs, 80, 83-100. doi: 10.1080/03637751.2012.739707

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.