About ECA

Interest Group: Applied Communication

Mission Statement

The Applied Communication Interest Group focuses on the application of theory and research to practical issues, problems, and situations.

Applied Communication research highlights the connection between theory and practice by demonstrating theoretical applications and the usefulness for potential users to understand and implement recommendations. Topics of interest to Applied Communication are contemporary social issues and the concerns of local communities that are addressed through projects grounded in communication theory.

The Applied Communication Interest Group is committed to help the general public solve socially relevant problems and to test the usefulness of communication theory in "real-world" settings.

IG Contacts

Chair: Stacy Smulowitz; University of Scranton
Secretary: Julia Daisy Fraustino; University of Maryland
EC Rep (term begins Sunday 2014/ends Thursday 2016): Nancy Wiencek; Rider University
EC Rep (term begins Sunday 2016/ends Thursday 2018): to be elected in 2015
2017 Planner: Stacy Smulowitz; University of Scranton


None at this time.