John Brocato

Lecturer - Technical Communications

School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education

Telephone: 706-542-1653


2123 Driftmier Engineering Center
597 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

John Brocato joined the University of Georgia College of Engineering in 2019. Previously, he served as founder and director of the Shackouls Technical Communications Program at Mississippi State University, which worked to develop and enhance the writing and speaking skills of all engineering students. Brocato holds a master’s degree in English from MSU. In 2018, he was named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education. 


M.A., English, Mississippi State University, 1997
B.S., English, Mississippi State University, 1991

Professional Appointments

  • Lecturer, University of Georgia, School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering, 2019 - present
  • Coordinator/ Instructor, Mississippi State University, Bagley College of Engineering, 1999 - present

Area of Specialty

  • Engineering communication
  • Technical writing
  • Rhetoric and composition
  • Engineering education
  • Presentation delivery and slide design
  • Engineering ethics and whistleblowing
  • Space shuttle Challenger disaster

Publications and Scholarly Articles

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