Laura R. Umphrey
Health Communication, Persuasion, Research Methods
Personal web page
Research and teaching interests
I enjoy teaching distance education courses so students
around the world can complete their education from NAU. My research has focused
on message framing effects but I am interested in how people negotiate grief
and interacting with others following loss.
Business and Professional Speaking
Communicating in Instructional Environments
Methods of Interviewing
Representative research and creative activity
Umphrey, L. R. & Sherblom, J.C. (in press). Relational
commitment and threats to interpersonal goals: Influences on condom use.
Journal of American College Health.
Umphrey, L.R. (2004). Message defensiveness, efficacy and
health-related behavioral intentions. Communication Research Reports, 21(4),
Umphrey, L.R. (2003). The effects of message framing and message
processing on testicular self-examination attitudes and perceived risk.
Communication Research Reports, 20(2), 97-105.
Links of interest
International Communication Association
National Communication Association
Western States Communication Association
Eastern Communication Association
Health Communication Coalition
PhD, University of Arizona , 2001 (Communication; Minor:
MA, University of Maine, 1994 (Speech Communication)
BA, University of Maine, 1992 (International
Affairs/French) Study abroad: Aix-en-Provence, France (Spring, 1991)