2018 SPEAKERS

Jennifer Guthrie

Jennifer Guthrie is an assistant professor in the department of communication studies at the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. She teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of interpersonal and small group communication. Her research focuses on the dark side of interpersonal relationships, how we cope during times of struggle, and how we use our strengths to obtain relational health and positive social change. Her research examines gender-based violence (domestic violence & sexual assault) prevention and intervention, conflict resolution, social support, and deception.

Guthrie’s research has been published in Communication QuarterlyCommunication StudiesWomen & Language, and Western Journal of Communication.  She has served as a volunteer advocate for survivors of domestic violence, and she has also facilitated a domestic violence-based support group in an addiction treatment center. She also worked to help a domestic violence center, a rape crisis center, and an addiction treatment center bridge their services to foster a more holistic approach to achieving safety, health, and wellness in the community. Guthrie also provides conflict resolution workshops for student groups and organizations.