CCCSIR Mission Statement

The Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research is a non profit organization established to promote Carl Couch's scholarship in sociological and communication inquiries--the Iowa school qualitative laboratory research and Couch's work on information technologies. The center provides networking opportunities and corroboration information for students and scholars who conduct social and Internet research, inspired by Couch's work. By promoting interdisciplinary exchanges, the center seeks to engage the scholars, citizens, and industry partners in social and Internet research.


  • Mrs. LaVerne “Dee Dee” Couch of Iowa City, Iowa – President

  • Dr. G. Jon Hall of Cedar Falls, Iowa – Vice President

  • Dr. Shing-Ling Sarina Chen of Cedar Falls, Iowa – Secretary-Treasurer

  • Dr. Norman Denzin of Champaign, Illinois – Director

  • Dr. David R. Maines of Rochester Hills, Michigan – Director