Environmental Communication Division

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The Environmental Communication Division is a multidisciplinary effort to support a broad audience of academics, professionals, and practitioners in the sharing and building of theoretical, critical, and applied scholarship addressing environmental communication in a variety of contexts. We believe all communication involves an environmental dimension, because symbolic and natural systems are mutually constituted. Humans are one part of the broader ecosystems and cultures we inhabit, both shaping and shaped by our corporeal, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical alienation from and proximity to those spaces and communities.To explore these rich and significant connections, we encourage both qualitative and quantitative scholarship and pedagogy that showcases and advances our understanding of the production, reception, contexts, or processes of human communication regarding environmental issues. Many members of the division also belong to the International Environmental Communication Association (http://theieca.org/) in order to participate in an international cadre of researchers and practitioners.

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ECD Election is now open! Deadline to vote is Monday, November 14!

2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Carlos Tarin, University of Texas, El Paso
  • Vice Chair & Program Planner: Danielle Endres, University of Utah
  • Vice-President Elect: Mariko Oyama Thomas, Central New Mexico Community College
  • Immediate Past Chair & Awards Chair: Kundai Chirindo, Lewis & Clark College
  • Secretary & Nominating Committee Chair: Urooj Raja, Loyola University, Chicago
  • Publications Director: Joanne Marras Tate, University of Colorado, Boulder & Michael Warren Cook, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Teaching  Committee Chair: Catalina de Oní, Clark Honors College, University of Oregon on Kalapuya Ilihi
  • Sustainability Committee Chair: Arla Bernstein, Mercer University
  • Student Committee Representative: Arla Bernstein, Mercer University

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Mariko Oyama Thomas
    • Danielle Endres
  • Nominating Committee
    • Kundai Chirindo

ECD Membership (2013-2023)

*Official count taken each January.

109th Annual Convention -- National Harbor, MD -- November 16 - 19, 2023.


Convention Resources

  • ECD Call -- Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific.
Award Calls


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