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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2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Alaina Zanin, Arizona State University
  • Vice Chair: Matt Koschmann, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Emily Paskewitz, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Immediate Past Chair: Andrew Pilny, University of Kentucky
  • Secretary: Young Ji Kim, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Nominating Committee
    • Rebecca Leach
    • Dron Mandhana
  • Awards Committee
    • Laura V. Martinez

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Alaina Zanin, Arizona State University
    • Andrew Pilny, University of Kentucky
  • Nominating Committee
    • Andrew Pilny, University of Kentucky

GCD Membership (2013-2023)

*Official count taken each January.

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


Convention Resources

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


Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election