Student Section

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The NCA Student Section is designed to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students, answer questions about the discipline, facilitate ideas, and make sure their voice is represented in this national organization. Like other divisions and sections of NCA, we have sponsored panels and a business meeting at the annual convention. Your membership in this group means you have a chance to participate in how this organization is run, whether you are elected to one of many leadership positions or you choose to review papers or chair/respond to a panel. This opportunity will prepare you for future tasks such as being a reviewer for a journal article. The NCA Student Section sponsors competitively selected papers, panels, and other programs at the annual convention. We emphasize methodological plurality and encourage people from different epistemological foundations to submit their papers to this section. The top paper winner is recognized during the business meeting and receives a cash prize for their excellent work.

2024 Section Leadership

  • Chair: Emily Pfender
  • Vice Chair: Julie Sisler
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Katelynn Kuijpers
  • Immediate Past Chair: Nathaniel Repay


2024 NCA Positions

Legislative Assembly

  • Emily Pfender
  • Katelynn Kuijpers
  • Nathaniel Repay

NCA Nominating Committee

  • Emily Pfender

SS Membership (2013-2024)

*Official count taken each January.


Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election