91st Annual Convention

April 7-11, 2021

Hilton Norfolk The Main

Norfolk, VA

92nd Annual Convention

April 6-10, 2022

Hyatt Recency Greenville

Greenville, SC

93rd Annual Convention

April 12-16, 2023

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

St. Petersburg, Florida

94th Annual Convention

April 3rd - 7th, 2024

Embassy Suites

Frisco, TX

 

 

Divisions

Applied Communication        Argumentation and Forensics      Communication Theory       Community College 

Freedom of Speech                  Gender Studies                           Instructional Development      Intercultural Comm  

Interpersonal Comm               Language and Social Interaction          Mass Comm                 Performance Studies    

Political Comm                         Popular Comm                       Public Relations               Rhetoric and Public Address

Applied Communication 

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Andrew Pyle

Clemson University

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Chair

Darren Linvill

Clemson University

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Vice Chair / Division Planner

Noah Franken

West Texas A&M

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Vice Chair Elect

 

 

Secretary

Catie Clark-Gordon

West Virginia University

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Division Bylaws

ARGUMENTATION AND FORENSICS

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Aaron Dechant

University of Memphis

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Chair

Nick J. Sciullo

Texas A&M University - Kingsville

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Vice Chair / Division Planner

Hannah Tabrizi

University of Memphis

 

Vice Chair Elect

 

 

Secretary

Lakelyn Taylor

University of Central Florida

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Division Bylaws

Communication Theory

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Michael Kotowski

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Chair

Leah LeFebvre

University of Alabama

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Vice Chair / Division Planner

Jenny Crowley

University of Tennessee

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Vice Chair Elect

 Quentin Bernhold

University of Tennessee

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Secretary

Kelly Morrison

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Division Bylaws

Community College

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Nick Rangel

Houston Community College

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Chair

Nakia Welch

San Jacinto College

 

Vice Chair / Division Planner

Greg Toney

Tri-County Technical College

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Vice Chair Elect

 

 

 

Secretary

Dena Horne

Sam Houston State University

 

Division Bylaws

Freedom of Speech

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Ann Burnette

Texas State University

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Chair

David Dewberry

Rider University

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Vice Chair / Division Planner

Rebekah Fox

Texas State University

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Vice Chair Elect

 

Secretary

Chandra Maldonado

North Carolina State University

 

The Freedom of Speech Division supports scholarship that examines approaches to understanding freedom of speech and the First Amendment as well as issues regarding freedom of speech in contemporary society. This division provides an academic home for legal, ethical, rhetorical, historical, and other approaches to the study and application of free speech in society.

Division Bylaws / Communication Law Review

Gender Studies

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative

Beth Bradford

Florida Southern College

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Chair

Caroline Sawyer

University of South Carolina Beaufort

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Vice Chair / Division Planner

Rico Self

Southwestern University

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Vice Chair Elect

Chris Vincent

Louisiana State University

 

Secretary

Holly Holladay

Missouri State University

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Division Bylaws

Instructional Development 

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative

Colleen Mestayer

Tennessee Tech University

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Chair

Jill Bergeron

University of Tennessee

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Vice Chair / Division Planner

Kevin Bryant

University of Southern Mississippi

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Vice Chair Elect

Michelle Garland

University of South Carolina Upstate

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Secretary

Ryan Goke

Murray State 

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Division Bylaws

Intercultural Communication

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Jill Bergeron

University of Tennessee

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Chair

Linda Jurczak

Valdosta State University

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Vice Chair / Division Planner

Jon Braddy

Florida Gulf Coast University

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Vice Chair Elect

 Margaret Butcher

University of Arkansas 

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Secretary

 Linnell "Badu" Smith

University of Memphis 

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Division Bylaws

Interpersonal Communication 

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative

Gary Beck

Old Dominion University

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Chair

Josh Pederson

University of Alabama

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Vice Chair / Division Planner 

Emily Scheinfeld

University Texas at Tyler

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Vice Chair Elect

Mindy Weathers

Sam Houston State University

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Secretary

Dinah Tetteh

Arkansas State University

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Division Bylaws

Language and Social Interaction 

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Sean Kingsbury

Independent Scholar

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Chair

Mark Ward Sr.

University of Houston-Victoria

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Vice Chair / Division Planner

Craig Stewart

University of Memphis

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Vice Chair Elect

  

Secretary

Carolina Sawyer

University of South Carolina Beaufort

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The Language and Social Interaction (LSI) division brings together scholars interested in the study of language, discourse, and gesture in social context. The division is methodologically diverse, including conversation analysis, (critical) discourse analysis, ethnomethodology, ethnography of communication, rhetorical analysis of language, and quantitative studies of discourse. Members of the division research language and social interaction within a variety of communication contexts, including interpersonal, small group, organizational, health, public & political, and media.

Division Bylaws

Mass Communication

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Melissa Smith

Mississippi University for Women

 

Chair

Matthew Stilwell

Midlands Technical College

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Vice Chair / Division Planner

James Hicks

Arkansas State University

[email protected]

 

Vice Chair Elect

 

 

Secretary

 

 

The purpose of the Mass Communication Division is to promote the study and teaching of mass communication at all academic levels and in various academic and non-academic settings. The Division promotes scholarship in the areas of traditional and new mass media -- including television, newspapers, magazines, radio, film, Internet, social media, and other media. The Division recognizes and encourages research that addresses these topics in all contexts and levels of analysis, employing a variety of methodologies. The Division also provides a venue for presenting creative media works.

Division Bylaws  /  Division Website

Performance Studies 

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Sarah K. Jackson

Southern University at New Orleans

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Chair

Ariel Gratch

Georgia College and State University

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Vice Chair / Division Planner

Lyndsay Gratch

Syracuse University

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Vice Chair Elect

 

 

Secretary

Collin Whitworth

Southern Illinois University

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Division Bylaws

Political Communication 

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative

Ryan Neville-Shephard 

University of Arkansas

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Chair

Michael Milford

Auburn University

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Vice Chair / Division Planner

Robbyn Taylor

Troy University

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Vice Chair Elect

Patrick Wheaton

Georgia Southern University

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Secretary

Darrell Roe

Eastern New Mexico University

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The purpose of the Political Communication Division is to support the teaching and research of political communication. The scope of this Division is broad, as the study of politics and communication may encompass the communicative activity of citizens, individual political figures, governmental institutions, the media, political campaigns, advocacy groups and social movements. This Division recognizes and encourages research that addresses political communication topics in all contexts and levels of analysis, employing a variety of methodologies.

Division Bylaws 

Popular Communication

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Dave Nelson

Valdosta University

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Chair 

Rich Knight

Shippensburg University

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Vice Chair / Division Planner 

C. Wesley Buerkle

East Tennessee State University

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Vice Chair Elect

 

Secretary

John Saunders

University of Alabama Huntsville

 

Division Bylaws

Public Relations

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative

Brigitta Brunner

Auburn University

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Chair

Andrew Pyle

Clemson University

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Vice Chair / Division Planner

Katie Anthony

University of Southern Mississippi

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Vice Chair Elect

 

 

Secretary

Carrie Reif-Stice

Columbus State University 

[email protected]

 

Division Bylaws

Rhetoric and Public Address 

Call for Papers

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Kevin Marinelli

Davidson College

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Chair

Stephen Heidt

Florida Atlantic University

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Vice Chair / Division Planner

Scott Anderson

Arkansas State University

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Vice Chair Elect

 

 

Secretary

Melody Lehn

Sewanee: The University of the South 

[email protected]

 

Division Bylaws

 

 
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