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. 

2024 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, Texas Tech University
  • Vice Chair: Andy High, Pennsylvania State University
  • Vice-Chair Elect: Samantha F. Quinn, State University of New York, Oswego
  • Immediate Past Chair: Natalie Pennington, Colorado State University
  • Secretary: Archana Krishnan, University of Albany
  • Dissertation and Thesis Award Committee Chair: Samantha F. Quinn, State University of New York, Oswego
  • Graduate Student Representative: Emily Mendelson, University of Illinois


2024 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, Texas Tech University
    • Andy High, Pennsylvania State University
    • Natalie Pennington, Colorado State University
  • NCA Nominating Committee
    • Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, Texas Tech University

HCTD Membership (2013-2024)

*Official count taken each January.


Award Calls


Business Meeting Minutes


Interest Group Election