89th Annual Convention

April 3-7, 2019

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa 

Montgomery, AL

 90th Annual Convention

April 1-5, 2020

Embassy Suites

Frisco, TX

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

Divisions

Applied Communication (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Katie Anthony

University of Southern Mississippi

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Chair

Andrew Pyle

Clemson University

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Darren Linvill

Clemson University

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Vice Chair Elect

Carrie Reif-Stice

Columbus State University 

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Secretary

Catie Clark-Gordon

West Virginia University

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Division Bylaws

ARGUMENTATION AND FORENSICS (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Adam Key

Texas A&M University

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Chair

Keven James Rudrow

University of Memphis

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Aaron Dechant

University of Memphis

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Vice Chair Elect

Nick J. Sciullo

University of Central Florida

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Secretary

Lakelyn Taylor

University of Central Florida

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Division Bylaws

Communication Theory (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative (2016-2017)

Michelle Violanti

University of Tennessee

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Chair

T. Phillip Madison

Louisiana State University

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Michael Kotowski

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Vice Chair Elect

Leah LeFebvre

University of Alabama

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Secretary

Sherry Ford

University of Montevallo

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Division Bylaws

Community College (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Monette Callaway

Hinds Community College

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Chair

 

Vice Chair / Program Planner

Nick Rangel

HCCS

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Vice Chair Elect

 

Secretary

 

Division Bylaws

Freedom of Speech (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Grant Cos

Rochester Institute of Technology

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Chair

Pat Arneson

Duquesne University

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Ann Burnette

Texas State University

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Vice Chair Elect

David Dewberry

Rider University

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Secretary

Rebekah Fox

Texas State University

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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 (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative (2015-2016)

Linda Levitt

Stephen F. Austin University

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Chair

Ashton Mouton

Sam Houston State University

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Beth Bradford

Florida Southern College

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Vice Chair Elect

Caroline Sawyer

University of South Carolina Beaufort

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Secretary

Rico Self

Louisiana State University

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Division Bylaws

Instructional Development (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative

Michelle Epstein Garland

University of South Carolina Upstate

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Chair

Scott Christen

Tennessee Tech University

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Annie Beck

Coastal Carolina Community College

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Vice Chair Elect

Jim Bergeron

University of Tennessee

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Secretary

Ryan Goke

Murray State 

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Division Bylaws

Intercultural Communication (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Hsiu-Jung “Mindy” Chang

Western New England University

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Chair

Mary M. Meares

University of Alabama

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Jim Bergeron

University of Tennessee

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Vice Chair Elect

Linda Jurczak

Valdosta State University

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Secretary

Jon Braddy

Florida Gulf Coast University

[email protected] 

 

Division Bylaws

Interpersonal Communication (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Fran Dickson

Eastern Kentuckey University

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Chair

Gary Beck

Old Dominion University

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Vice Chair / Program Planner 

Josh Pederson

University of Alabama

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Vice Chair Elect

Emily Scheinfeld

University Texas at Tyler

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Secretary

Ruth Martin

Blinn College

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Division Bylaws

Language and Social Interaction (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Jelena Petrovic

Stetson University   

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Chair

Lori Stallings

University of Memphis

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Sean Kingsbury

Independent Scholar

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Vice Chair Elect

Mark Ward Sr.

University of Houston-Victoria

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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 (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Brian Brantley

Texas A&M University

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Chair

Dean Cummings

Georgia Southern University

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Matt Stilwell

University of South Carolina

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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 (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Danielle Dick McGeough

University of Northern Iowa

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Chair

Sarah K. Jackson

Southern University at New Orleans

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Ariel Gratch

Georgia College and State University

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Vice Chair Elect

Andrea Baldwin

University of Houston, Clear Lake

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Secretary

Collin Whitworth

Southern Illinois University

[email protected]

 

Division Bylaws

Political Communication (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative

Marcus J. Coleman 

University of Southern Mississippi

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Chair

Marcus J. Coleman 

University of Southern Mississippi

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Ryan Neville-Shephard

University of Arkansas

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Vice Chair Elect

Mike Milford

Auburn University

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Secretary

Austin Allen

Texas State University

[email protected]

 

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 (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Emily Ryalls

Mississippi State University

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Chair 

Danielle Williams

Georgia Gwinnett College

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Vice Chair / Program Planner 

Dave Nelson

Valdosta University

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Vice Chair Elect

Rich Knight

Shippensburg University

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Secretary

Danielle Williams

Georgia Gwinnett College

[email protected]

 

Division Bylaws

Public Relations (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative (2015-2016)

Ashli Stokes

University of North Carolina - Charlotte

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Chair

Amber Smallwood

University of West Georgia

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Brigitta Brunner

Auburn University

[email protected]

 

Vice Chair Elect

Andrew Pyle

Clemson University

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Secretary

Carrie Reif-Stice

Columbus State University 

[email protected]

 

Division Bylaws

Rhetoric and Public Address (2018-19)

Call for submissions.

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Lisa Corrigan

University of Arkansas

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Chair

Kevin Marinelli

Davidson College

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Stephen Heidt

Florida Atlantic University

[email protected]

 

Vice Chair Elect

Samuel Perry

Baylor University

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Secretary

Melody Lehn

Sewanee: The University of the South 

[email protected]

 

Division Bylaws

ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNICATION ADMINISTRATORS (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Nelle Bedner

Central Arkansas University

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Chair

 

Vice Chair / Program Planner

April Chatham-Carpenter

University of Arkansas, Little Rock

[email protected]

 

Vice Chair Elect

 

Secretary

 

American Society for the History of Rhetoric (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Jefferson Walker

Louisiana Tech University

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Chair

Andre E. Johnson

University of Memphis

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Wanda Fenimore

University of South Carolina, Sumter

[email protected]

 

Vice Chair Elect

Cody Hawley

University of South Florida

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Secretary

Damariye Smith

University of Memphis

[email protected]

 

Ethnography (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Cara Mackie

Florida Southern College

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Chair

Elizabeth Stephens

Middle Tennessee State University

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Vice Chair / Program Planner

Pam Dykes

Florida Southern University

[email protected]

 

Vice Chair Elect

Andrew Herrmann

East Tennessee State University

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Secretary

Theresa MacNeil

Florida Southern College

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Kenneth Burke Society (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Ryan McGeough

Northern Iowa University

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Chair

 

Vice Chair / Program Planner

 

Vice Chair Elect

 

Secretary

 

Philosophy & Ethics of Communication (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

Pat Arneson

Duquesne University

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Chair

James Pickett

Flagler College

[email protected]

 

Vice Chair / Program Planner

Andrew Tinker

Duquesne University

[email protected]

 

Vice Chair Elect

 

Secretary

 

State Association (2018-19)

Immediate Past-Chair / Nominating Committee Representative 

John H. Saunders

University of Alabama Huntsville

[email protected]

 

Chair

Keith Perry

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

[email protected]

 

Vice Chair / Program Planner

Brad Bailey

MGCCC

[email protected]

 

Vice Chair Elect

John H. Saunders

University of Alabama Huntsville

[email protected]

 

Secretary

Kurtis Miller

Tusculum University

[email protected]

 

 

 
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