Skye is a Ph.D. candidate at The University of Alabama in Communications and Information Sciences. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees at Louisiana State University. Skye has engaged in a number of research projects with professors in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. These topics include discrepancies in media coverage of AMBER alerts and kidnapping with Dr. Shuhua Zhou; historical U.S. Russian relations and terrorism with Dr. Karla Gower; teen media literacy with Dr. Erin Ryan; and, historical pieces relating to dress reform with Dr. Meg Lamme. Skye’s dissertation will focus on agenda-building theory, examining how previous news coverage influences future news coverage of the same subject.
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.