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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2024 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Matthew Koschmann, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Vice Chair: Emily Paskewitz, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Cameron Piercy
  • Immediate Past Chair: Alaina Zanin, Arizona State University 
  • Secretary: Young Ji Kim, University of California, Santa Barbara


2024 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Matthew Koschmann, University of Colorado, Boulder
    • Alaina Zanin, Arizona State University 

GCD Membership (2013-2024)

*Official count taken each January.


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Interest Group Election