Group Communication Division

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The Group Communication Division welcomes studies in a wide variety of group contexts, including work teams and family, religious, educational, and recreational activities; in activist and social movement contexts; and in virtual environments, public meetings, or laboratory settings. The division is interested in processes related to decision making, deliberation, coordination, face and identity, collaboration, conflict, and leadership, as well as the functions, effects, technologies, and structures of groups, and is open to both laboratory and field research methodologies. The division is also interested in the pedagogy, training, and practical applications of group communication theories. Our Division annually gives awards to top papers and top student papers, as well as special awards for published books, articles, and dissertations/theses that promote work in group communication.

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  • Chair (Andrew Pilny)
  • Vice Chair (Alaina Zanin)
  • Vice Chair-Elect (Matt Koschmann)
  • Immediate Past Chair (Lyn Van Swol)
  • Secretary (Katie Kang)
  • Awards Committee Chair (Connie Yuan)
Legislative Assembly
  • Andrew Pilny
  • TBD

GCD Membership

Official count taken each January.

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

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