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.


Michelle Gibbons
State University of New York at Delhi
454 Delhi Drive
Delhi, NY 13753

ASHR 2015 Call for Submissions in Collaboration with ECA's Rhetoric & Public Address IG


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.


Thom Gencarelli
Manhattan College
Department of Communication
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Office : LEO 207A
Riverdale, NY 10471

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.


Lance Strate

Fall Semester 2015:
Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication
Communication Department
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Spring Semester 2016:
Department of Communication and Media Studies
Fordham University
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10457

Secretary: Sheila Nayar; Greensboro College
EC Rep EC Rep: no rep for affiliate groups
2016 Planner: Lance Strate; Villanova/Fordham

Media Ecology Association - 2016 Call for Submissions

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