The membership of the Children, Adolescents, and Media Division is brought together for an annual business meeting as part of the annual meeting of the International Communication Association. Nominations for officers are sought at the divisional business meeting and are solicited from the entire membership by email in July/August. Elections for officers are held in conjunction with the annual ballot issued through the International Communication Association in October. The elected official begins serving at the conclusion of the following annual meeting.

In total, there are five officer positions: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Student and Early Career Representative, and International Liaison. The Chair and Vice Chair/Chair Elect position for the Children, Adolescents, and Media Division is a four year term, consisting of two years as Vice Chair/Chair Elect followed by two years as Chair. The Secretary, Student and Early Career Representative, and International Liaison positions are two year terms.

For more information about the responsibilities of each of these positions, please view the CAM by-laws.

officers_Nancy_Jennings_headshotNancy Jennings, Ph.D.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Cincinnati
@jennings_nancy •

Vice Chair
Nicole_MartinsNicole Martins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The Media School
Indiana University Bloomington


officers_Ine_BeyensIne Beyens, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Amsterdam School of Communication Research
University of Amsterdam
@IneBeyens •

Student and Early Career Representative

officers_Cecilia_ZhouCecilia Zhou
PhD Student
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
@ceciliazhouyuxi •

International Liaison
officers_agnes_lucy_landoSr.  Prof. A. L. Lando PhD
Daystar University
School of Communication, Language & Performing Arts

Previous Chairs
Jessica Taylor Piotrowski, Ph.D.
Sahara Byrne, Ph.D.
Erica Scharrer, Ph.D.
Amy Jordan, Ph.D.
Alison Bryant, Ph.D.
Patti Valkenburg, Ph.D.
Moniek Buijzen, Ph.D.

Previous Secretaries
Laura Vandenbosch, Ph.D.
Karin Fikkers, Ph.D.
Esther Rozendaal, Ph.D.
Susannah Stern, Ph.D.
Ariel Chernin, Ph.D.