Human Communication and Technology Division

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The Human Communication and Technology division (HCTD) of NCA promotes the research and study of the intersection between human communication and technology. The division is concerned with the broad spectrum of issues relevant to the field of human communication and technology. Membership is open to all NCA members in good standing who express interest in technology and communication and register affiliation with the NCA national office. HCTD welcomes both quantitative and qualitative work that focuses on different areas of connection to, interaction with, and development of technology as a phenomena of human communication. 

2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Natalie Pennington, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Vice Chair & 2023 Convention Planner: Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, Texas Tech University
  • Vice-Chair Elect & 2024 Convention Planner: Andrew High, Pennsylvania State University
  • Secretary – Samantha Quinn, Park University
  • Information Officer – Amber Ferris, University of Akron
  • Graduate Student Representative – America Edwards, University of California, Santa-Barbara
  • Immediate Past Chair – Erin Ruppel, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • IDEA Committee Co-Chairs
    • Alex Hinck
    • Katy Coduto
  • Nominating Committee
    • Alex Hinck
    • Kyle Vareberg
    • Kessica Dominguez
  • Award Committees
    • Article-Book Award
      • David Roaché, Christopher Newport University
      • Katy Coduto, Boston University
      • Becca Johnson, Wake Forest University
    • Thesis-Dissertation Award
      • Andrew High
      • Brandon Miller
      • Amber Ferris
      • Sam Hardman
      • Luke Youngvorst

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Andrew High
    • Natalie Pennington
    • Erin Sumner
  • Nominating Committee
    • Narissra Punyanunt-Carter

HCTD Membership (2013-2023)

*Official count taken each January.

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


Convention Resources

  • HCTD Call -- Deadline: Thu, 3/31 2022 3:00 AM EDTDeadline: Thu, 3/31 2022 3:00 AM EDT

Award Calls


Business Meeting Minutes


Interest Group Election