Visual Communication Division

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The Visual Communication Division is concerned with inquiry into the visual from a number of perspectives, including rhetoric, media studies, intercultural communication, political communication, cultural studies, gender, and nonverbal communication. The objective of the unit is to advance theory, pedagogy, and understanding of visual meaning and form in texts and the communication process. Our programs seek to provide an arena for intersected concerns with visual aspects of communication among diverse areas of scholarship. Submissions to the unit must engage with theoretical aspects of the visual in some manner. We sponsor annual awards for published research in addition to top conference paper and top student paper awards.

2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Meredith L. Pruden, Kennesaw State University 
  • Vice Chair: Jessy Ohl, University of Alabama
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Patrick Ward, Georgia State University 
  • Immediate Past President: Brent Saindon, Mercy College
  • Secretary: Trischa Goodnow, Oregon State University 

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Meredith L. Pruden, Kennesaw State University
    • Brent Saindon, Mercy College
  • Nominating Committee
    • Brent Saindon, Mercy College

VCD Membership (2013-2023)

*Official count taken each January.

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


Convention Resources

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