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Keri Barone

Senior Lecturer
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-5262
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Keri Barone

Senior Lecturer
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, MA, State University College at Brockport

Bio

Keri Barone has a B.A. in Communication from SUNY Brockport, and M.A. in Rhetorical Criticism also from SUNY Brockport. Since coming to RIT in 2007 as Visiting Professor, she has served as faculty advisor to the National Communication’s Honors Society, Lambda Pi Eta. She initiated the student run colloquium series, has co-organized the institute wide Public Speaking Contest and continues to facilitate guest speakers and volunteer opportunities to enhance community involvement by students.

Most recently Professor Barone was granted The Provost's Learning Innovations Grant, to propel her research on student learning outcomes and pedagogy in the area of Public Speaking. Her long-term research goals focus on marginalized groups and how the advancement of technology in communication impact perceptions of them and formulated by them.

Courses offered

  • Persuasion
  • Public Speaking
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Human Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Mass Communication
  • Professional Communication for Business
585-475-5262

Currently Teaching

COMM-142
3 Credits
This course introduces students to current best practices in written and visual technical communication including writing effective email, short and long technical reports and presentations, developing instructional material, and learning the principles and practices of ethical technical communication. Course activities focus on engineering and scientific technical documents.
COMM-202
3 Credits
The history and development of U.S. media, theoretical aspects of mass communications, the composition of media audiences, law and regulation of mass communications and how the media affect and are affected by society are presented.
COMM-101
3 Credits
An introduction to the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of oral, visual, and written communication. Introduces basic communication models, the role of language in communication, symbols and symbol making, issues of audience analysis, and the development of different modes of discourse. Also explores the history of communication and introduces students to basic principles and research in communication studies.
COMM-343
3 Credits
Technology-mediated communication (TMC) was originally defined as a form of electronic written communication. As networking tools advanced, TMC expanded to include new software developments, such as instant messenger and the web. Today, the term technology-mediated communication is used to refer to a wide range of technologies that facilitate both human communication and the interactive sharing of information through computer networks. Through readings, discussions, and observations of online behavior, students will be introduced to TMC terms and theories to further develop their TMC communication and critical thinking skills.
COMM-489
1 - 4 Credits
An in-depth examination of a selected aspect of the communication discipline (e.g. strategic communication, technical communication, visual communication, computer mediated communication, advertising, public relations, journalism). Special Topics in Communication can be taken multiple times provided the topic being studied has changed.