The NCA Public Relations Division provides an environment for public relations scholars and practitioners, as well as students, to explore how communication influences the organization–stakeholder relationship. This division welcomes research from diverse communication-based disciplinary areas and embraces a range of research methodologies, theoretical foundations, and topic areas.

The Public Relations Division promotes research, teaching, service, and ethical practice of public relations as public relations seeks to build and maintain beneficial relationships among organizations and stakeholders.

Public relations best practices that are grounded in theory are essential in the 21st century in which communication technology has created a globalized world that is bringing people and organizations closer to one another while paradoxically creating tensions resulting from this increasing proximity.

2022-2023 Officers

Chair: Chelsea Woods, Virginia Tech University
Immediate Past Chair: Angie Corbo, Widener University
Vice-Chair: Laura Lemon, University of Alabama
Vice-Chair Elect: Jae-Hwa Shin, University of Southern Mississippi 
Research Chair: Tyler Page, University of Connecticut
Secretary: Lisa Chewning, Penn State University – Abington
Website editor: Anna Klyueva, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Selection Committee

Aimei Yang, University of Southern California
Michael Palenchar, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

PRIDE Committee

Angie Corbo, Widener University
Lisa Chewning, Penn State University – Abington
Arshia Anwer, Manhatten College
Michael Palenchar, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Gayle Pohl, University of Northern Iowa

Nominating Committee

Prisca Ngondo, Texas State University
Jordan Morehouse, Clemson University

Social Media Committee (2022-24)

Mackenzie Quick, University of Alabama

Fundraising/Social Events Committee (2022-24)

Natalie Christine Grecu, Utah Valley University 
Jeanette Iannacone, Univesity of Maryland
Nneka Logan, Virginia Tech University

NCA PRD 2023 Call For Papers

NCA PRD invites submissions for the 109th Annual Convention… read more.

NCA PRD Call for Reviewers 

NCA PRD invites members to review conference submissions for the 109th Convention in National Harbor, Maryland read more.

Open Letter to PRD

As current officers of the NCA Public Relations Division, we want to affirm our division’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.… read more.

Statement on Anti-Asian Racism

NCA Public Relations Division stands in solidarity with our Asian American colleagues, friends, and family… read more.

“Public relations is a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics” PRSA