Nonverbal Communication Division

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The Nonverbal Communication (NVC) Division recognizes excellence in the scholarship and study of nonverbal communication across NCA. We promote the study of nonverbal communication in interpersonal, computer-mediated, political, and health communication, among other contexts. The division also encourages research of nonverbal communication related to mass media, persuasion, emotion, cognitive processing, and music. The division is unique in that it currently does not accept competitive individual papers but, rather, only competitive panels and organizes its own panels, featuring, in part, local nonverbal scholars from other disciplines. Overall, it aims to organize, advertise, and recognize the study of NVC within and across existing divisions. Specifically, the division promotes integrated NVC sessions, organizes an NVC website with NCA support, helps out with reviewing NVC-relevant papers sent to other divisions, as needed, selects top papers in NVC at the NCA Annual Convention, encourages interdisciplinary cooperation regarding NVC, and invites speakers on NVC from other disciplines.

2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Daniel Bernard
  • Vice Chair: Brianna Lane  
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Brianna Lane         
  • Immediate Past Chair: April Trees   

2023 NCA Positions

  • Nominating Committee: April Trees

NCD Membership (2013-2023)

*Official count taken every January.

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


Convention Resources

  • NCD Call -- Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific.
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes


Interest Group Election