Professor emeritus Ivo Škarić was born in 1933 in Postira on the island of Brač, Croatia.

He was the principal researcher in many phonetic research project, chair organizer and founder of several scientific conferences. He was full time professor at the Department of Phonetics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as a lecturer at other departments and faculties in Croatia (Department of Linguistics, Department of Information Sciences, Academy of Dramatic Arts, Faculty of Political Sciences, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University Center for Croatian Studies), and worldwide (Universities of Lund, Malmo, Sorbonne).

From 1965 he held many courses for professional radio and television speakers and worked as a consultant on auditions for new professional speakers and journalists. He was one of the founders of Speech and language department on Croatian Radio Television (established in 1991). He was also the founder and the author of School of Rhetoric for gifted high school students which was founded in 1992 and bears his name today.

Professor Ivo Škarić published more than 150 scientific papers in phonetic sciences, covering various fields and disciplines – orthoepy, rehabilitation of speech and language and rhetoric.

He wrote three books in the field of rhetoric, the last – Argumentation – was published posthumously in 2011.