Sky Marsen has an international background with expertise in organizational communication, professional writing and discourse studies. Her research broadly focuses on 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 range of communication subjects, including the ways organizations manage and respond to crisis, media technologies, and social perceptions of science. Her approach is informed by narrative theory, semiotics, and text analysis.
Sky Marsen has extensive experience in advising graduate students and researchers on communicating to different audiences and in different media, on writing grant applications, and publishing. Also, 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.
Among her professional engagements, Dr Marsen serves as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Business Communication, Chair of the Research Committee of the Association for Business Communication, member of the Regional Advisory Committee of the Global Council for Anthropological Linguistics, and member of the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Communication and the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.
At Flinders University, she developed and coordinates the Bachelor of Media and Communication in which she teaches crisis communication, discourse studies, strategic communication, and business communication, and the graduate course 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 (UCL)
Association for Business Communication Rising Star Award 2022, https://www.businesscommunication.org/page/abc-rising-star-award
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
Organizer of seminar, 'Exploring the impact of AI on communication and media' (with the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association), https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/anzca-salon-exploring-the-impact-of-ai-on-communication-and-media-tickets-652483615057
Organizer of international symposium on the current state and future of communication studies, 'Educating Global Communicators', https://video.flinders.edu.au/events20/21//EducatingGlobalCommunicatorsSymposium.cfm
Coordinator of the Bachelor of Media and Communication
Digital Literacy and Academic Integrity Working Group
Non-Traditional Research Outputs (NTRO) Committee, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Teaching Program Director of Language, Literature, Culture and Society (LLCS), 2019-2021.
Business Communication, Professional and Academic Writing, Discourse Studies, Crisis Communication, Science Communication, Semiotics, Research Skills, Narrative in different media
Associate Editor, International Journal of Business Communication, http://journals.sagepub.com/home/job
Chair, Research Committee, Association for Business Communication, 2017-2023
News Editor and Communication Officer, Association for Business Communication, https://www.businesscommunication.org, 2014-2022
Member, Regional Advisory Committee of the Global Council for Anthropological Linguistics, https://glocal.soas.ac.uk/
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/
Judge, Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzClo) http://ozclo.org.au/
Editoria Board, Journal of Communication, https://academic.oup.com/JOC
Editorial Board, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14685973
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