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Michael Passero, M.A., M.S.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
English & Humanities


  • M.A., Hofstra University
  • M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Professor Passero has been teaching writing for approximately 20 years. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in English from Hofstra University and a Professional/Terminal Master of Science Degree in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 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;Scientific Uncertainty Redux:Old Problems Arising in New Theory; and other minor articles that focus on writing instruction.

Professor Passero also has worked as a freelance writer, ghostwriter, staff writer, science and technical editor, information designer, and communication consultant for approximately 25 years. His clients include TRW, Steck-Vaughn Publishing, Cambridge Editors, The United Cancer Foundation, the Mechanical Engineering Department of Florida Atlantic University, Genentech, and other organizations and principals. 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 by Steck-Vaughn Publishing. Currently, his major research interest is syntax in science and technical writing.