John Brocato
John Brocato

Lecturer - Technical Communications

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

Scholarship & Research

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