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.


  • Chair: April Trees   
  • Vice Chair: Daniel Bernard         
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Brianna Lane         
  • Immediate Past Chair: Jonathan Bowman          
  • Secretary- Diana Nagy          
  • Webmaster- Zachary Carr       
  • Graduate Student Representative-Benjamin Compton 
Legislative Assembly
  • Robert Sidelinger
  • Daniel Bernard     

NCD Membership 

Official count taken every January.

108th Annual Convention -- New Orleans, LA -- Nov. 17 - 20, 2022

Convention Calls
  • NCD Call -- Deadline: Thu, 3/31 2022 3:00 AM EDT
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election