L. Schmidt, Ph.D.
| Ph.D., Arizona State
Office: Room 227
Visiting Lecturer III
I am most interested in discovering and developing activities and
programs that foster student learning. Student success is very important
to me so I strive to create a supportive classroom environment where
students feel comfortable interacting. Developing a sense of community
leads to deeper communication. I encourage students to use the opportunity
to practice, and be mindful of, their communication behaviors. I am
also interested in studying how diversity and the use of technology
have led to changes in university students’ friendships and
- Gudykunst, W.B., Forgas, J.P., Franklyn-Stokes, A., Schmidt, K.L.,
and Moylan, S. (1992). "The influence of social identity and
intimacy of relationship on interethnic communication: An extension
of findings from the United States to Australia and England."
Communication Reports, 5, 90-98.
- Gudykunst, W.B., Gao, G., Schmidt, K.L., Nishida, T., Bond, M.H.,
Leung, K., et al. (1992). "The influence of individualism-collectivism,
self-monitoring, and predicted-outcome value on communication in
ingroup and outgroup relationships." Journal of Cross-Cultural
Psychology, 23, 196-213.
- Gudykunst, W.B., Ting-Toomey, S., Hall, B.J., and Schmidt, K.L.
(1989). "Language and intergroup communication." In M.K.
Asante and W.B. Gudykunst (Eds.), Handbook of International
and Intercultural Communication. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
- Gudykunst, W.B., Nishida, T., & Schmidt, K.L. (1989). "Cultural,
relational, and personality influences on uncertainty reduction
processes." Western Journal of Speech Communication,
My research was primarily quantitative, but I enjoy the richness
of qualitative methods.
May Sarton, Louise Erdrich, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Isabel Allende,
Malcom Gladwell, Joyce Carol Oates.
I believe that active participation is the best way to teach
communication concepts. Students are encouraged to ask questions during
lecture, participate in class discussions, and interact with each
other in small groups. My goal is to choose or develop activities
to guide the group process with clear objectives in mind.
Intercultural Communication, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal
Communication, Professional Communication, Public Speaking.
I enjoy reading, making jewelry, walking my dogs, and collecting
vintage clothing and accessories.