Communication Association advances Communication as the discipline that studies
all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic,
social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.
NCA serves the
scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and
supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to
fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the
widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and
private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality
of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication
to solve human problems.
NCA’s leadership includes a President who is elected each
year by the membership, and who works in conjunction with a Legislative
Assembly and its Executive Committee. Nancy
Kidd is the Executive
Director of NCA. She leads a staff of 14 people who are dedicated to
carrying out the association’s mission and meeting the needs of its members.
To learn more about
just a few of NCA’s direct member services and public engagement initiatives,
click on the links below.
- NCA publishes 11 academic journals that provide the latest research in the
discipline and showcase diverse perspectives on a range of scholarly topics.
All NCA members are provided with access to the current and archived electronic
issues of the journals.
- NCA provides its
members with a
wealth of data about the
- In addition to
the NCA Annual Convention,
which attracts more than 5,000 attendees each year, NCA hosts programs and other
meetings that provide
professional development opportunities for Communication scholars and advance
the broader discipline.
- NCA’s Career Center helps scholars meet the challenges of
pursuing and securing academic positions in Communication, and is a go-to
source for institutions who are posting openings and scholars who are pursuing
- NCA organizes programs that serve to engage public audiences
with current and emerging communication topics.
- NCA provides Communication scholars with access to a wealth of teaching
and learning tools and expertise.
- NCA helps disseminate
Communication scholarship broadly through regular media outreach, and a robust social
- NCA advocates
policy that supports the professional efforts of Communication scholars.
NCA's National Office
is located in the nation’s capital at 1765 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Contact NCA by calling 202-464-4622 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.