Advisory Board

Professor Sky Marsen

Sky Marsen, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at University of Southern California and is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Business Communication.
Her areas of expertise include professional writing, business communication, and science communication. She applies discourse analysis, semiotics, and stylistics to business and technology genres. She is also interested in tracing common patterns in seemingly diverse practices — for instance in the relation between creative and professional writing — and in synthesizing theoretical insights with practical applications.
Sky explores ways in which narrative manifests in social interaction, especially in situations of organizational crisis. She collaborates on communication projects with computer scientists and engineers, and she regularly advises business clients on communication issues.
She authored Professional Writing: The Complete Guide for Business, Industry, and IT, Communication Studies, and Narrative Dimensions of Philosophy: A Semiotic Exploration of the Work of Merleau-Ponty, Kierkegaard, and Austin. Her papers include Becoming More Than Human: Technology and the Post-Human Condition, The Role of Meaning in Human Thinking, and Film review: Splice. Read the full list of her papers.
Sky was previously Faculty Member at Victoria University of Wellington, Visiting Associate Professor at California Institute of Technology, and Project Manager at IBM. She has lectured internationally, including at California Institute of Technology, City University of Hong Kong, and Victoria University of Wellington.
Sky earned her B.A. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University College London, her M.A. in Communication Studies at the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, and her Ph.D. in Communication at Monash University.
Read her Academia profile and her LinkedIn profile.