Sky Marsen has international educational and teaching experience. Her research expertise is in organizational communication, professional writing and text linguistics. She is interested in how language is used in professional contexts and the effects of writing style and document design to achieve different purposes. She has researched and taught a variety of subjects, including the ways organizations manage and respond to crisis, and perceptions of science and technology in popular culture. Her approach is informed by discourse analysis, 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 and is Director of the Language, Literature and Culture Program.
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
IBM Collaborative Computing Scholar
Recipient of the C. R. Anderson Research Grant for Business Communication
Professional Writing, Organizational Communication, Crisis Communication, Science Communication, Public Relations, Research Skills
Associate Editor, International Journal of Business Communication, http://journals.sagepub.com/home/job
News Editor and Communication Officer, Association for Business Communication, https://www.businesscommunication.org/
Member, International Communication Association, https://www.icahdq.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 of the collaborative project, "Virtual Business Professional" at the University of Southern California
Member, Flinders Journal Editors' Community of Practice
Member, Flinders Writing Across the Curriculum and in the Disciplines Community of Practice.
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