Family Communication Division

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The Family Communication Division exists to stimulate research on family communication; develop and disseminate pedagogical materials for instruction about family communication; facilitate dialogues among those interested in the study of family interaction, both within and outside of the Association; and plan convention programs dealing with family communication. The Division upholds the belief that “family” is constituted in and through our human abilities to communicate and to co-construct meaning. Members examine a variety of family forms, as well as a variety of family communication issues and constructs, including issues of identity, attachment, dialectical tensions, family violence, conflict, divorce, (grand)parenting, storytelling, health, and affection, to name a few.


  • Chair: Kristina M. Scharp
  • Vice Chair: Haley Kranstuber Horstman
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Kaitlin Phillips
  • Immediate Past Chair: Pamela Lannutti
  • Secretary: Leslie Nelson
  • Student/New Professional Representative: Brittney Morrissey
Legislative Assembly
  • Kristina Scharp
  • TBD
  • TBD

FCD Membership

Official count taken each January.

108th Annual Convention -- New Orleans, LA -- Nov. 17 - 20, 2022

Convention Calls
  • FCD Call -- Deadline: Thu, 3/31 2022 3:00 AM EDT
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election