Interpersonal Communication Division

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The Interpersonal Communication Division exists to (a) stimulate research and scholarship on interpersonal communication; (b) develop and disseminate methods and materials for instruction about interpersonal communication; (c) facilitate communication among those interested in the study of interpersonal communication, both within the association and with other parties; and (d) plan convention programs and preconference workshops dealing with interpersonal communication. The division also honors outstanding scholarship in the form of the Gerald R. Miller book award, the Franklin H. Knower article award, and the Early Career Award, as well as a top dissertation award. In addition, awards are offered for top paper in the division and the top student paper. The top four papers and top student papers are recognized at the division's annual meeting. Finally, each year at the NCA Annual Convention the division hosts a panel in honor of the Mark L. Knapp Award in Interpersonal Communication, which recognizes individuals who have made significant scholarly contributions to the study of interpersonal communication, interaction, and/or relational processes throughout their career.

  • Chair: Maria Venetis
  • Vice Chair: Rachel McClaren
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Jimmie Manning     
  • Immediate Past Chair: Erin Sahlstein Parcell
  • Secretary: Shenita Denson  
Legislative Assembly
  • Lindsey Aloia
  • Haley Hortman
  • Erin Sahlstein Parcell
  • Maria Venetis

107th Annual Convention -- Seattle, Washington -- November 18-21, 2021

Convention Calls
  • ICD Call -- Deadline March 31, 11:59 p.m. PST.
Award Calls

ICD Award Call – Deadline April 15th!

Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election