The Northwest Communication Association is a non-profit scholarly organization, which exists to unite and promote mutual educational interests to the study, criticism, research, teaching, and practice of communication. Membership is open to all persons, institutions, and organizations who promote the purpose of the Association, including humanistic, scientific, and artistic approaches to communication.

NWCA hosts an annual conference at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The 2015 conference, with a theme of “Communication & Convergence,” will take place on April 16-18. The conference caters to students and faculty alike. Updated information is posted on the Conference and Newsletter pages.

For more information about NWCA, feel free to visit our Journal, Association Information, Newsletter, and Archives pages. You can also be certain to get the latest updates by subscribing to our listserv at the bottom of this page.


NWCA Executive Council

President – Patricia Chantrill, Eastern Washington University

Immediate Past President – Sacheen Mobley-Welsh, Central Washington University

1st Vice President – Jackson Miller, Linfield College

2nd Vice President – Kevin Jones, George Fox University

Treasurer & Secretary – Chris Cardiel, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Journal Editor – Nadene Vevea, Central Washington University

Historian – Michael Beachley, Oregon State University

Content Manager – Mark Porrovecchio, Oregon State University

Web Spinner – Nikkie Roberts, University of New Mexico



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