University of Southern California

Sky Marsen
Associate Professor of Clinical Business Communication

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

Ph.D., Monash University; MA, University of Paris-Sorbonne


Sky Marsen, Ph.D., has extensive educational and professional experience in management communication, with an emphasis on professional writing and interpersonal communication. She has taught business writing and communication subjects internationally, including in New Zealand, the United States and Hong Kong, and was a visiting professor at the California Institute of Technology. Author of three books and several research articles, Sky previously was Research Director and Acting Director of the Writing Program at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research interests include perceptions of technology in popular culture, public relations communication, and narrative in different media. She received her Ph.D. from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and her Masters from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, France.


Pasztor, S., and Marsen, S. (2016) "Research Study in Progress: "Geek Girls 2.0": Transforming Female Gender Roles in Television and Impact on Media Economics/Business Models,".
Marsen, S. (2015) "Book review of Robyn Walker and Jolanta Aritz: Leadership talk.," International Journal of Business Communication, 52, 155-156.
Marsen, S. (2014) "A reflection on environmental awareness and the media in Fiji," Pacific Journalism Review, 20 (2), 12-16.
Marsen, S. (2014) "Creativity in written discourse," Equinox.
Marsen, S. (2014) "Lock the doors: Toward a narrative-semiotic approach to organizational crisis.," Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 28 (3), 301-326.