Divisions: Interpersonal Communication
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The Interpersonal Communication Division is interested in communication processes that occur between people. Such processes include (but are not limited to) mutual influence, individuals' aptations to others, people's interpretations and reactions to others' messages, and so forth. Interpersonal communication occurs in many contexts, such as close relationships, organizations, health, intercultural, intergroup, and many others.  


Amanda Holmstrom, Chair

Michigan State University



Stephen Yoshimura, Vice Chair

University of Montana



Elizabeth Dorrance Hall, Secretary

Michigan State University



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Amanda J. Holmstrom wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: Job posting: Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Communication and Media invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2020. Primary teaching responsibilities for this position will include: 1) courses in the Communication Studies major core, including Public Speaking, Advanced Public Speaking, and Argumentation. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience with flipped classes and who are interested in contributing toward content development and course content management for these core classes. 2) upper-level courses fitting in one or more of the following areas of specialization: Organizational and/or Small Group Communication, Rhetoric, or Interpersonal Communication. Minimum Qualifications: Successful candidates must (1) Demonstrate an ability to develop and teach Public Speaking, Advanced Public Speaking, and Argumentation from the Communication Studies core as well as upper-level courses in Organizational and/or Small Group Communication, Rhetoric, or Interpersonal Communication; (2) Articulate a scholarly agenda; (3) Exhibit the potential to meet Department, College, and University requirements for tenure & promotion; and (4) Possess a Ph.D. in communication from an accredited university by August 2020. The Department of Communication and Media values faculty who combine excellent teaching with active scholarship and a commitment to service. Academic advising is also an important part of faculty member’s professional expectations. We seek teacher-scholars who are committed to student interaction and who will contribute to our valued collegial atmosphere. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process including a teaching demonstration to be considered a finalist. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa. Application materials posted online must include: 1) a letter of application describing fit for the position and scholarly agenda, 2) a current vita, 3) a list of three references with contact information, 4) copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted in application but official transcripts required before time of employment), and 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please address inquiries about this position to Dr. Elizabeth Munz, Search Chair, at emunz@wcupa.edu. West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits including same-sex domestic partner benefits. The university is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 18,000 students. The university is located in the city of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia and only a few hours from New York City, Washington D.C. The area is home to world-class libraries, museums and hospitals. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and Strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Posted Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Amanda J. Holmstrom wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: Call for Papers | Women & Language Editor: Leland G. Spencer, PhD | Miami University Women & Language, an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal publishes original scholarly articles and creative work covering all aspects of communication, language, and gender. Contributions to Women & Language may be empirical, rhetorical-critical, interpretive, theoretical, or artistic. All appropriate research methodologies are welcome. Affiliated with the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, the journal espouses an explicitly feminist positionality, though articles need not necessarily engage or advance feminist theory to be appropriate fits for the journal, and articles that critically examine feminisms are welcome. Other potential topics include but are not limited to studies of human communication in dyads, families, groups, organizations, and social movements; analyses of public address, media texts, literature, activism, and other cultural phenomena; the role of gender in verbal and nonverbal communication, intercultural exchanges, listening, relationship building, and public advocacy; linguistic analysis; and many others. The journal operates from a nuanced and expansive understanding of gender, so contributions about sexuality, gender identity, and the complexity and limitations of gender as a concept are especially appropriate. Contributions that center intersectional perspectives are particularly encouraged, as are those that explore gender and language from non-Western or global perspectives. Articles published in Women & Language need not come from a communication perspective, but should reflect thoughtful engagement with language and/or communication processes or theory. Submissions are welcome from scholars, students, activists, and practitioners at any stage of their careers. All submissions undergo rigorous peer review in a mentorship-centered process committed to developing excellent scholarship. To submit, email Leland G. Spencer at editorwomenandlanguage@gmail.com. • All submissions to Women & Language should be electronically submitted in a Word file. • Articles should be prepared in standard American written English. • Preferred length for scholarly research and theory manuscripts is 6,000-10,000 words including endnotes and references; a 150-word abstract and 4-5 keywords should accompany submissions. Creative submissions may be shorter. • Preferred font is Times New Roman; following these guidelines will help in the retention of formatting. • Any accompanying graphic needs to be at least 500kb file size with a resolution of at least 150 pixels per inch. Authors are responsible for securing permission to reprint images, lengthy quotations, and other copyrighted material. • Prepare materials with no author identification on the manuscript itself, including in the Word metadata; otherwise, submissions should adhere to the sixth edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual. Please note that APA style requires DOI numbers for all digital references. • Articles for general issues are accepted on a rolling basis, with initial decisions typically issued in about 3 months.
Posted Friday, May 31, 2019
Jennifer A. Samp wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: Dear Members of the ICA Interpersonal Communication Division: In preparation for the ICA Interpersonal Communication Business meeting, I wanted to let you know that I have moved to a paperless format for the meeting. The agenda for this year's meeting is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X5m_71hsqxLJ7Ok-AE-p2hGPC982SSwwF9qF_6BBjj0/edit?usp=sharing The minutes from the 2018 business meeting are here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MtKS3QtSwy6jKLs2xk9C-G5NzkGw_WJeEQCkwJFfGX8/edit?usp=sharing. I look forward to seeing you in Washington! Jennifer Samp
Posted Sunday, April 28, 2019
Jennifer A. Samp wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: Congratulations to Our Division Award Winners! We hope to see you all at the business meeting to celebrate these outstanding scholars! A. Top Papers Jimmie Manning, University of Nevada, Reno & Katherine Denker, Ball State University: “Justifications of ‘ghosting out’ of developing or ongoing relationships: Young adult anxieties regarding digitally-mediated interaction.” Wenjing Pan, Renmin University of China, Bo Feng, University of California, Davis, & Cuihua Shen, University of California, Davis: “Social capital, social support, and language use in an online depression forum.” Tamara D. Afifi, Kathryn Harrison, & Nicole zamanzadeh, University of California, Santa Barbara: “Parents’ relationship maintenance as a ‘booster shot’ for families with type I diabetes.” Jeffrey Hall, University of Kansas & Andrew Merolla, University of California, Santa Barbara: “Connecting everyday talk and time alone to global well-being.” Top Student Paper Hannah K. Delemeester & Dacheng Zhang, San Diego State University: “Is it simply a matter of saying ‘no’? An ethnographic investigation into the negotiation of unwanted sexual advances among women taking public transportation.” 2019 Outstanding Thesis Award Winner Heath A. Howard, University of Alabama: “Deception, trust, and credibility: A Gricean exploration.” 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award Winner Kellie St.Cyr Brisini, The University of Pennsylvania: “Relational Turbulence and Marital Communication when Children with Autism Start School.”
Posted Thursday, April 18, 2019
Amanda J. Holmstrom wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL INTERACTION SECTION REGIONAL CONFERENCE (ECREA) October 14 - October 16, 2019 Tilburg, the Netherlands The ICSI Regional Conference is the 6th bi-annual meeting of the Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction (ICSI) section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association). This year’s conference is hosted by Tilburg University, Department of Communication and Cognition, and will be held in Tilburg, the Netherlands. http://www.icsi2019.nl The conference theme this year is "Re-Connecting". We want to connect scholars from the different sub-disciplines of interpersonal communication and social interaction, for example workplace interaction, communication in interpersonal relationship, impression management, interpersonal and health communication. Connecting our insights from different fields may inform our own research, provide creative ideas for future research, and help theory development. Moreover, the theme reflects the fact that our mediated and unmediated interactions are increasingly connected and integrated. As advanced communication technologies increasingly become part of our everyday experience, we are forced to revisit and connect theories of online and offline social interaction. The ICSI Regional Conference 2019 provides an opportunity to share our ideas, theories and research about interpersonal communication and social interaction across our different specializations. We call for paper and panel proposals from any communication or communication-related discipline and methodology that address the section's themes. Submission deadline: June 09 (midnight CET). More information and submission website: http://www.icsi2019.nl
Posted Monday, March 18, 2019
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