The National Communication Association advances Communication as the
discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of
communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic
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; teaching,
learning, and professional development resources; 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.
- NCA provides its members with a wealth of data about the Communication
- In addition to the NCA Annual Convention, NCA
hosts programs and other meetings
that help develop 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 new opportunities.
- NCA organizes programs that serve to
disseminate relevant information about communication to public audiences.
- NCA helps disseminate Communication scholarship
broadly through regular media
outreach, and a robust social media
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 email@example.com.