Dr. Skerski's research centers on discourses of gender and sexuality in the media. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled, Taming the Tomboy: Gender Lessons in Post-Title IX America. She also teaches and researches the relationship between sport and society.
rhetoric of gender and sexuality, communication and sport, tomboys and gender identity
COMM 1300 - Public Speaking
Covers theory and skills of speaking in various public settings. Examines fundamental principles from rhetorical and communication theory and applies them to oral presentations. Required for COMM or COMN majors.
COMM 3000 - Issues in Communication
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
Explores select issues in communication. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours on different issues. Recommended prerequisites: COMM 1210 and COMM 1600.
COMM 3320 - Persuasion in Society
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
Learn personal and professional skills to become more persuasive in a variety of communication contexts, and develop a broader and more critical understanding of the culture of persuasion that pervades all aspects of society.
COMM 3430 - Communication, Culture and Sport
Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Examines the communicative, historical and cultural aspects of sport in contemporary American society including the intersections of power, gender/sexuality, race and class.
COMM 4950 - Senior Thesis: Honors
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
For exceptional communication majors who wish to graduate with department honors and receive credit for writing an honors thesis. Recommended prerequisite: COMM 4100 and overall GPA of 3.35 or higher and a COMM or COMN GPA of 3.50 or higher.