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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-203
3 Credits
This course provides knowledge and practice of written and oral communication skills generally required in technical professions. Focus is on individual and group writing and speaking tasks.