Trevor Parry-Giles has been NCA’s Executive Director since 2018; he graduated from Ripon College and holds an M.A. from the University of New Mexico and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. In addition to his NCA position, he is a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Parry-Giles's research and teaching focus on the historical and contemporary relationships between rhetoric, politics, law, and popular culture. He is the award-winning author or editor of four books and his research has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, the Journal of Communication, and elsewhere.
Dr. Parry-Giles is a Distinguished Research Fellow and a Distinguished Teaching Fellow of the Eastern Communication Association and in 2020 received ECA’s Distinguished Service Award. In addition, Parry-Giles is a recipient of the University of Maryland's Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year Award. Dr. Parry-Giles tweets: @trevorpg.