Call for Papers

 115th Annual ECA Convention

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The regular submission deadline has passed. 

Student submission deadline has passed.

2024’s convention theme is Currents, which represents our convention location the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge while serving as a metaphor for how ideas are the currents that shape our discipline in this contemporary moment. I encourage you to explore the currents of communication through questions such as:

  • How do historical currents shape our current the terrain of the study of communication?
  • How can the communication discipline move ideas and theories into a wider body of knowledge?
  • How do theories currently shape the practice of communication?
  • What communication ideas, topics, or concepts have currents worn down or created anew?
  • How do we support our current students – undergraduate and graduate – in navigating their academic experiences?
  • What kinds of impacts do current technologies have on communication pedagogy?
  • What current trends and movements are changing the direction of teaching, learning, practicing, and theorizing communication?

The 2024 Convention also features the Connect Conference. The Community College Interest Group will be meeting at the 2023 Convention to begin planning this important event.

Please note the earlier submission deadline of September 18; this is to ensure a smooth timeline for planning a March 2024 convention.

I am looking forward to working with the 2024 Interest Group planners, my conference planning, team, and ECA leadership to creating an ECA Convention that explores the currents of the communication discipline!

Jeanne M. Persuit, Ph.D.,
University of North Carolina Wilmington

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2024 Interest Group Planners

American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR) (Affiliate Organization)
David Hoffman
Baruch College - CUNY

Interpersonal Communication
Jennifer Owlett
William Paterson University

Applied Communication
Erin Craw
Chapman University

Interpretation and Performance
Christi Saindon
Queensborough Community College

Argumentation & Forensics
Tim Michaels
Penn State University

Kenneth Burke
Cem Zeytinoglu
East Stroudsburg University

Communication Administration
Janie Harden Fritz
Duquesne University

Media Communication
Roseann Pluretti
Queens University of Charlotte

Communication Law & Ethics
Noura Hajjaj
SUNY New Paltz

Media Ecology (Affiliate Organization)
Robert Foschia
Penn State York

Communication and Technology
Brian R. Patterson
West Virginia University

Nonverbal Communication
Madison Neurohr
University at Buffalo

Communication Traits
Lynda McCroskey
California State University, Long Beach

Organizational Communication
Rachel Purtell
West Virginia University

Community College
Kerry Byrnes-Loinette 
Collin County Community College

Philosophy of Communication
Inci Sayrak
Duquesne University

Jenny Warren
Collin County Community College

Political Communication
Christina Knopf
SUNY Cortland

Health Communication
Satarupa Dasgupta
Ramapo College

Rhetoric and Public Address
Valerie Schrader
Penn State Schuylkill

Institute of General Semantics (Affiliate Organization)
Thom Gencarelli
Manhattan College

Theory and Methodology
Kimberly Meltzer
Marymount University

Instructional Communication
Sara Pitts
Alice Lloyd College

Voices of Diversity
Dan Strasser
Rowan University
Intercultural Communication
Angela Putman
Penn State Brandywine



Thank you to the individuals listed here for their service to ECA and to our discipline.

First Vice President & Primary Convention Planner
                             Jeanne Persuit
University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)

Second Vice President

Tammy Bulger

Second Vice President

Dawn Pfeifer Reitz
Penn State Berks

Second Vice President
(Local Arrangements)

Celeste C. Wells
Boston College

Short Course Director

Christina L. McDowell
Cornell University

Director of Sponsorship

Angie Corbo
Widener University

Connect Conference

Jessica Papajcik
Stark State College

James C. McCroskey & Virginia P. Richmond Undergraduate Scholars Conference

Kati Sudnick
Basak Guven
Duquesne University

Graduate Poster Session

William Burgess
Gallaudet University

Social Media Director

Colin Kearney
Christopher Newport University