Instructional Development Division

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IDD Business Meeting Agenda 2023

IDD Bylaws Revisions


Members of the Instructional Developmental Division specialize in exploring how practices of communication intersect with practices of teaching and learning at various stages in learners’ lives. Using multiple methods and theories, scholars in our division seek to use instructional settings, defined broadly, as a vehicle for understanding communication processes, behaviors, and outcomes. Simultaneously, scholars in our division seek to use scholarly dialogue about communication to better understand fundamental processes involved in teaching and learning. Conference panels sponsored by the division tend to emphasize dialogue over original research exploring instructional communication topical discussions of interest to its members. The division highlights excellence in scholarship through awards for the top paper, top panel, and top student paper.

2024 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Suzanne Prentiss, University of Central Florida
  • Vice-Chair: Jordan Atkinson, Missouri Western State University
  • Vice-Chair Elect: Caroline Waldbuesser, Sam Houston State University
  • Immediate Past Chair: Candice Thomas-Maddox
  • Secretary: Maria Hannah
  • Graduate Student Representative: Carly Densmore
  • Nominating Committee
    • Melissa Tindage
    • Lionnell (Badu) Smith
    • Michelle Violanti


2024 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Suzanne Prentiss
    • Candice Thomas-Maddox

IDD Membership (2013-2024)

*Official count taken each January.


Award Calls


Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election