This volume chronicles the development of communication studies as a discipline, providing a history of the field and identifying opportunities for future growth. Editors Pat J. Gehrke and William M. Keith have assembled an exceptional list of communication scholars who, in the thirteen chapters contained in this book, cover the breadth and depth of the field. Organized around themes and concepts that have enduring historical significance and wide appeal across numerous subfields of communication, A Century of Communication Studies bridges research and pedagogy, addressing themes that connect classroom practice and publication.
Published in the 100th anniversary year of the National Communication Association, this collection highlights the evolution of communication studies and will serve future generations of scholars as a window into not only our past but also the field’s collective possibilities.
Introduction. A Brief History of the National Communication Association
Pat J. Gehrke & William M. Keith
J. Michael Sproule
Joshua Gunn & Frank E.X. Dance
James A. Anderson & Michael K. Middleton
Timothy D. Stephen
Reynoldo Anderson, Marnel Niles Goins, & Sheena Howard
Tracy Stephenson Shaffer, John M. Allison Jr., & Ronald J. Pelias
David Beard & Graham Bodie
Brian L. Ott & Mary Domenico
Ronald C. Arnett
William F. Eadie