About ECA

Affiliate Organizations

Several groups have chosen to affiliate with the Eastern Communication Association. Affiliate groups are permitted slots for a business meeting and a limited number of panels at each year's conference. Otherwise their affairs are handled internally, that is, separate from the affairs of ECA. Information about each group is available from the groups' respective program planners or by following the links provided. The groups currently affiliated with the Eastern Communication Association are:

The American Society for the History of Rhetoric

The American Society for the History of Rhetoric was organized, in 1977, as the American Branch of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric. Its purpose is to foster the study of rhetoric in all historical periods in American as well as other cultures.

Contact: 

Michele Kennerly
Assistant Professor, Communication Arts & Sciences
Director, Effective Speech (CAS100)
Penn State University

Institute of General Semantics

Founded in 1938 by Alfred Korzybski, the Institute of General Semantics (IGS) promotes a scientific approach to understanding human behavior, especially that related to symbol systems and language, and the application of proven principles that guide advancements in critical thinking, rational behavior, and general sanity.

Contact:

Corey Anton, PhD

Grand Valley State University
School of Communications
1 Campus Drive, 266 LSH
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI   USA

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA).

Contact:

Andrew Jared Critchfield
The George Washington University
Organizational Sciences & Communication
600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
202.994.1874 

The Media Ecology Association

The Media Ecology Association (MEA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study, research, criticism, and application of media ecology in educational, industry, political, civic, social, cultural, and artistic contexts, and the open exchange of ideas, information, and research among the Association's members and the larger community.

Contact:

James Morrison
Boston College
Communication Department
215 C Lyons Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467


Interested in affiliation with ECA? Please contact ECA Executive Director, Ronald C. Arnett, arnett@duq.edu.