Applied Communication Division members study how communication theory, research, and/or best practices help inform knowledge and theory about communication for practical issues. Members build and test communication theories, often in naturalistic settings, to better examine a wide range of diverse issues, including the communication needs of organizations, effective social interaction, improvement of health care understandings or delivery, implementation of behavioral interventions, training to improve communication, and activist efforts to achieve social change. Members employ a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches to address applied communication issues. The division sponsors panel discussions, roundtables, and paper presentations at NCA’s Annual Convention. Also, the division is supportive of the efforts of the Journal of Applied Communication Research's editorial board and readership.
- Chair: Jessica Wendorf Muhamad
- Vice Chair: Robert Layne
- Vice Chair-Elect: ???
- Immediate Past Chair: Alexander Lancaster
- Secretary: ???
Legislative Assembly Representatives
107th Annual Convention -- Seattle, Washington -- November 18-21, 2021
ACD Call -- Deadline March 31, 11:59 p.m. PST.
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election