Communication and the Future Division

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The Communication and the Future Division is dedicated to exploring any aspect of communication and the future, particularly the influence of continuing developments in networking and social technologies. Topics explore novel methodologies, new theoretical perspectives, and the intersection of communication and technology, as well as applications within technologies and related consequences. In addition, the division entertains studies focused on emergent communication networks, communication and its role in strategic social change, pedagogy, and ethics. The division is committed to excellence in research on both practical and theoretical issues and offers a lively forum for discussion.

2024 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Kelly Merrill Jr., Liberty University
  • Vice Chair: Dallin Adams, University of Utah
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Heather Riddell, University of West Florida
  • Immediate Past Chair: Adam M. Rainear, West Chester University
  • Secretary: Joshua Anderson, University of Texas at Austin
  • Graduate Student Representative: Allyson Gross, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Social Media Chair: Sai Datta Mikkilineni, University of Alabama


2024 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Kelly Merrill Jr., University of Cincinnati
    • Dallin Adams, University of Utah
  • NCA Nominating Committee
    • Adam M. Rainear, West Chester University

CFD Membership (2013-2024)

*Official count taken each January. 


Award Calls


Business Meeting Minutes


Interest Group Election