Science Technology & Society

Michael Passero

Lecturer (10 Month) Email Memorial Hall, Room 115
Professor Passero has been teaching for approximately 30 years.  He holds a Professional, Terminal Master of Science Degree in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Arts Degree in Composition and Rhetoric from Hofstra University.  His articles on science and technical communication theory and practice include:  Misconceptions and False Dichotomies in the Theory and Practice of Technical Writing; Metacognition and Metadata: Thinking about Thinking and Thinking about Structure; Optimizing Syntactic Grammatical Structures in Information Design; and  Scientific Uncertainty Redux: Old Problems Arising in New Theory. His major area of interest and research is syntax and optimizing grammatical structures in science communication.

Professor Passero is also a Communication Consultant.  He has worked as a freelance writer, ghostwriter, staff writer, science and technical editor, academic editor, and information designer for the past 30 years.  His employers include TRW, Steck-Vaughn Publishing, Cambridge Editors, The United Cancer Foundation, The Mechanical Engineering Department of Florida Atlantic University, Genentech, Lumina Datamatics, as well as other principals and organizations. In his professional capacity, he has contributed to the writing and editing of The Long Island History, Strategies for Success in Writing, and Strategies for Success in Reading.

Courses Taught

STS 300 - The Challenges of Writing Science
STS 300 - Science Communication
STS 400W - Capstone Seminar
STS 401W - Internship in STS*AL
STS 330 - Scientific Thinking
EGL 310 - Technical Writing
EGL 210 - Technical Communication
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