Massey Professor to edit esteemed communication journal

Monday 29 April 2024

Head of School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing Professor Stephen Croucher has been appointed editor of Communication Monographs.

Professor Stephen Croucher

Last updated: Tuesday 30 April 2024

Communication Monographs is a peer-reviewed publication of the National Communication Association (NCA) that publishes original scholarship contributing to the understanding of human communication.

Articles in Communication Monographs discuss a range of issues of theoretical, conceptual or methodological importance within the communication discipline.

Professor Croucher has an impressive resume, which aided him in his appointment to the role. He has extensively researched organisational and intercultural communication and authored more than 120 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has also authored and co-edited more than 10 books and given keynote addresses in more than 25 nations. He serves on the editorial boards of various journals and served as the editor of the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research from 2010 to 2019, Speaker & Gavel from 2010 to 2015, and the Review of Communication from 2023 to present. He has held leaderships positions in the NCA, International Communication Association and the World Communication Association.

Professor Croucher first came to Massey in 2017 and has since served as the Head of School for Communication, Journalism and Marketing. He also serves as the Associate Dean for Higher Research Degrees in the Massey Business Schools, and is a member of the Massey Academic Board and Academic Committee.

Professor Croucher says he is excited to be the new editor.

“As a doctoral student, I was taught that Communication Monographs was one of the premier journals to publish in as a communication academic. To publish in this journal meant you were at the top of your game. Specifically for researchers who are interested in empirical research, this is the communication journal.

“To now edit the journal is humbling. I am the first person working outside of the United States to edit the journal as well. When I found out I was elected to the position by the National Communication Association, I was not only humbled but also very excited.”

Professor Croucher commences the role as Editor-Elect in 2025, where he will get to work with international academics to shape the discipline of communication. He will be officially appointed as Editor from 2026-2028.