Sky Marsen has international educational and teaching experience. Her research expertise is in strategic communication, organizational communication, and discourse analysis. She researches how language is used in professional contexts and the effects of writing style and document design on achieving different purposes. She has researched and taught a variety of subjects, including the ways organizations manage and respond to crisis, media communication, and perceptions of science and technology in popular culture. Her approach is informed by narrative theory, semiotics, and qualitative methods of text analysis.
Sky Marsen has extensive experience in advising graduate students and researchers on communication, writing grant applications, and publishing. In addition, she advises scientists on communicating with the public. For example, she has worked with researchers on language and communication strategies at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Caltech, and the Center for Excellence in Research, University of Southern California. In addition to academic experience, she consults business clients, including IBM and Xero Accounting.
Sky Marsen is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Business Communication, the News Editor and Communication Officer of the Association for Business Communication, and member of the Editorial Team of The Journal of Evolution and Technology.
At Flinders, Sky Marsen developed and coordinates the Bachelor of Media and Communication in which she teaches crisis communication, strategic communication, journalist studies, and business communication, and the graduate course COMS9001 Communicating Research.
PhD Communication and Linguistics, Monash University, Australia
MA Information and Communication Studies, University of Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle
BA Hons Linguistics and Cognitive Science, University of London (University College)
Graduate Diploma in Interactive Multimedia Technologies, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Flinders College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Excellence Award 2021.
IBM Collaborative Computing Scholar.
Recipient of the C. R. Anderson Research Grant for Business Communication, 2019.
Strategic Communication, Business Communication Crisis Communication, Science Communication, Writing in the Disciplines and Professions, Research Skills
Associate Editor, International Journal of Business Communication, http://journals.sagepub.com/home/job
Chair of the Research Committee, Association for Business Communication
News Editor and Communication Officer, Association for Business Communication, https://www.businesscommunication.org/
Member, International Communication Association, https://www.icahdq.org/
Member, Australia and New Zealand Communication Association, https://anzca.org/
Area Chair (Business), Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ),http://popcaanz.com/
Member, International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research, http://www.isawr.org/
Judge for the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzClo) http://ozclo.org.au/
Member, Flinders Journal Editors' Community of Practice.
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