Editor in Chief
is a Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences and Human Development & Family Studies at Penn State University. He is the past President of the International Communication Association and the International Society of Language and Social Psychology, former editor of the Journal of Communication, a Fulbright Research Fellow in the UK (1991-92), the B. Aubrey Fisher mentor award winner (2010), a Fellow of the International Communication Association and a Fellow within the Adult Development and Aging Division of the American Psychological Association. Nussbaum has a well-established publication record (13 books and over 80 journal articles and book chapters) studying communication behaviors and patterns across the life-span including research on family, friendship, and professional relationships with well and frail older adults. Three of his most recent publications are: Brain health and optimal engagement for older adults; Communication and intimacy for older adults; and the Routledge Handbook of Health Communication. He is in the process of editing The Handbook of Lifespan Communication and co-editing Communication at the End of Life. His current research centers on quality health care for older adults, healthcare organizations, and intimacy across the life span. He has served as major professor and has directed 34 dissertations.
(PhD, University of Iowa, 1992) is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. She writes and teaches in the areas of rhetoric and critical cultural studies; the critique of race, gender, sex, and class in popular media; and resistance and movements for social change, particularly the labor movement. She has two books, Control and Consolation in US Politics and Culture: Rhetoric of Therapy (Sage, 1998) and We ARE the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing (Illinois, 2011). She has published articles in the journals Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Management Communication Quarterly, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, QED: Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking, Western Journal of Communication, and others, in addition to numerous book chapters. A longtime socialist activist, she lives in Austin, TX with her family and pets.
is Professor of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is founding Editor of the Journal of Language and Social Psychology and the Journal of Asian Pacific Communication. Giles was past President of the International Communication Association and the International Association of Language and Social Psychology. His research interests encompass interpersonal and intergroup communication processes in intergenerational, police-civilian, and other intergroup settings and he is the editor of the Handbook of Intergroup Communication.
is Professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and a Faculty Associate of the Center for Aging and the Life Course, both at Purdue University. He is currently the Director of the Publications Board of the National Communication Association. He has been identified as one of the top 100 most productive researchers in the field of communication (Communication Monographs, 1999; Communication Quarterly, 2004). He is a two-time recipient of the Gerald R. Miller Book Award (2002, 2004), and in 1994 received National Communication Association’s Charles H. Woolbert Research Award. He is past Editor of Human Communication Research (2001-2003) and Book Review Editor of Communication Theory (1993-1996). His research interests include message production, nonverbal communication, communication skills, and communication and aging.
is Chair and Professor of Communication in the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany. A former journalist, his teaching and research focuses on global journalism cultures, war coverage, celebrity news, and comparative methodology. Dr. Hanitzsch has chaired the Journalism Studies sections of the International Communication Association, and the European Communication Research and Education Association. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Communication Theory, and has co-edited The Handbook of Journalism Studies (2009) and The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research (2012, both Routledge).
is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of San Diego. Her scholarly interests include rhetoric’s intellectual history, interdisciplinary feminism, and rhetoric of science. Her research emphasizes the way interdisciplinary relationships between the humanities and sciences can invigorate philosophical orientations to rhetorical theory. Across her work, she argues for situational understandings of communication and relationally crafted rhetorical action. Her research is published in Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, POROI: Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Review of Communication, Communication and the Public, eLife, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication and the edited volumes Tracing Rhetoric and Material Life and Border Rhetorics.
is Presidential Professor of Communication and Affiliate Faculty in the College of International and Area Studies (SIAS) and a founding member of the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He has authored and edited 11 books in English, Chinese, and Japanese including Environmental Communication and the Extinction Vortex (2014). He is book series editor of Communication, Comparative Cultures, and Civilizations (Hampton Press), is Associate Editor of Journal of Intercultural Communication Research (Routledge), a founding editor of Journal of Intercultural Communication (SIETAR Japan), a founding editorial board member of Social Inquiry into Well-Being (a European Union Journal), a founding Director of the EU Institute for Studies in Comparative Civilizations, and a co-founder of the Institute for the Study of Globalization, Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala. He has been a Fulbright Scholar to Saint Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia, attended the Universidad Veracruzana, and the Collegium Phaenomenologicum, and received a teaching fellowship to Feng Chia University Taiwan.
is professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA. His research addresses the constitution of authority and agency in organizational action, with particular attention to how knowledge, identities, and conceptions of value emerge in sociomaterial and power-laden communication practices. Outside the University, he is an Associate Editor at the interdisciplinary journal Human Relations, chair of the organizational communication division of the International Communication Association (as of May 2020), and a co-coordinator of the “Organization as Communication” Standing Working Group at the European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS). His research has been published in Academy of Management Review, The Academy of Management Annals, Organization, Organization Studies, Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Monographs, and Communication Theory, among other outlets.
is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research investigates the influence of exposure to stereotypical racial/ethnic images in the media on perceptions of self and other as well as on intergroup relations. This program of research is evidenced in her work in three primary ways. First, her research documents depictions of racial/ethnic groups, primarily Latinos, in the media. Next, her work assesses the extent to which exposure to these characterizations influences White consumers’ real-world cognitions and intergroup outcomes. Last, her studies explore the degree to which media use impacts on the self-concept and social perceptions of Latino audience members. In testing these relationships, her research incorporates a broad range of quantitative methods and diverse bodies of literature.
is a Distinguished Professor at Pennsylvania State University, holding joint appointments in the Communication Arts & Sciences and the Health Policy & Administration departments. She served on the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Population Health & Public Health Practice for five years, chaired the National Communication Association’s Health Communication Division, and is a recipient of the Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award selected by members of the International Communication and National Communication Associations. Her research in health and risk communication has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, the National Cancer Institute, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Alpha-1 Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the National Institute for Human Genome Research.
is a Lecturer in Politics and Media at the University of Leeds. His recent scholarship on political communication, journalism, citizenship and deliberative democracy and meta-science has been published in Journal of Communication, Political Communication, the International Journal of Press/Politics, Communication Methods and Measures, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among others. Rinke received the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation in Political Communication Award from the Political Communication Division and the 2015 Gene Burd Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Journalism Studies Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) as well as the 2016 Burns “Bud” Roper Fellow Award from the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and 2015 Distinguished Junior Scholars Award from the Political Psychology Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA). He also is an Associate Editor for Political Communication, the official journal of the Political Communication Divisions of the ICA and APSA.
is an Associate Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University. His research specialties include rhetorical theory, public memory, and political theory. He is the author of Public Forgetting: The Rhetoric and Politics of Beginning Again, Being Made Strange: Rhetoric beyond Representation, and co-editor, with Anne T. Demo, of Rhetoric, Remembrance, and Visual Form: Sighting Memory. His work has appeared in such journals as the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Philosophy & Rhetoric, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, History & Memory, JAC, and the Journal of Speculative Philosophy. His honors and awards include the James A. Winans-Herbert A. Wichelns Award, the Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award, the B. Aubrey Fisher Award. He is the current Book Review Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech.
is the Chair of the department and Charles Sapp Centennial Professor in Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include the theories of Kenneth Burke, epistemology, rhetoric, and the rhetoric of popular culture. Brummett has published the textbooks Techniques of Close Reading and Rhetoric in Popular Culture (4th edition). He is the author of A Rhetoric of Style, Rhetorical Dimensions of Popular Culture, Contemporary Apocalyptic Rhetoric, and Rhetorical Homologies among others. Some of the books he has edited include The Politics of Style and the Style of Politics, Sports and Identity, and Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk.
is a Distinguished Professor of Communication in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and in the School of Engineering Education by courtesy at Purdue University. She serves as the Butler Chair and Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. Editor or co-editor of four books: Stretching Boundaries (in press), Distinctive Qualities in Communication (2010), Gender in Applied Communication Contexts (2004), and Rethinking Organizational and Managerial Communication from Feminist Perspectives (2000), she has authored more than 165 articles and chapters. She has served on 24 editorial boards and has edited Management Communication Quarterly. Fellow of the International Communication Association (ICA), she has served as ICA President as well as President of the Council of Communication Associations (CCA) and the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG).
is Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has both written and co-edited a number of books, including Scientists and Journalists and Communicating Uncertainty as well as many book chapters and articles. Dunwoody has served as a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Brazil, as a visiting journalism fellow at Deakin University in Australia, as Bonnier Guest Professor at Stockholm University and as Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is a Fellow of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research and of the Society for Risk Analysis, and is past president of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research and of AEJMC.
is Emeritus Professor in psychology and communication at the University of Queensland. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the International Communication Association, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the International Academy of Intercultural Relations, and past president of the International Association of Language and the Social Psychology, and Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Her research encompasses intergroup communication in health, intercultural, and organizational contexts, including the impact of communication on quality of patient care. She is particularly interested in the role of communication accommodation through language and nonverbal behavior in interactions between health providers and patients, as well as among different groups of health providers.
is a Professor of Communication at the University of Arizona. His research interests focus on intergroup communication, particularly in the intergenerational area. His recent publications have appeared in Human Communication Research, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, and Communication Research. He is author of Understanding Communication and Aging and co-editor of The Dynamics of Intergroup Communication. In addition, he is book review editor for the Journal of Language and Social Psychology.
is a Professor and Immediate Past Chair in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her current research interests include negotiation and organizational conflict, discourse analysis in organizations, and gender and organizational communication. She is the co- editor of ten books, including The Sage Handbook of Organizational Communication, and the author or co-author of over 150 journal articles and book chapters. She is a Past President of the International Communication Association and the International Association for Conflict Management. In addition, she is a recipient of the Charles H. Woolbert Research Award for innovative research in communication and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Conflict Management.
is Professor of Media Governance, Media Organization, and Media Industries at the University of Vienna. Her work draws upon political philosophy and social theory to investigate the ways in which empowerment and disempowerment of citizens become inherent elements in public policy addressing communication (either as technology or process) and expression (whether political, cultural, or other). She has authored, co-authored, or co-edited seven books and over 60 articles and chapters on media governance and regulation. She is the founding co-editor of the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, served as Chair of the Communication Law and Policy Section of the ECREA for six years, and is currently Vice Chair of the Communication Law and Policy Division of the International Communication Association. She is also a re- elected member of the Executive Board of ECREA and a member of the international council of IAMCR.
is a distinguished professor in the College of Communications at Penn State University. He is the founder of the Media Effects Research Laboratory, and was among the first to publish refereed research on the psychological effects of internet-based media. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation and has appeared in leading journals, such as the Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Human Communication Research, Media Psychology and Human Computer Interaction. He has served on the editorial boards of 18 journals and is currently editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. He was elected chair of the Communication & Technology Division and vice president of the International Communication Association, 2008-2010.
is University Distinguished Professor of Media, Youth, and Society at the University of Amsterdam, and the Founder of CcaM, the Center for Research on children, adolescents, and Media. Her research interests include the cognitive, emotional, and social effects of media and technologies on children and adolescents. She is particularly interested in how children and adolescents differ in their susceptibility to media effects.
New York University
University of Arizona
Dennis K. Mumby
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Waikato
Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge
Portland State University
City University of Hong Kong
University of Salford