Dr. Trocco has a particular interest in looking at science as it is applied in areas of popular culture and the conflicts between popular and orthodox conceptions of science.
Professional Title: Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: • Topics in Anthropology: Native North Americans • A Journey in Navajo Country: Healing, Myth, and Ceremony• A Yaqui Easter: Exploring the World of Native Christianity• "A History of Science: The Emergence of Western Scientific Thought"• "Complementary, Integrative, and Alternative Medicine"• "Science in the Movies: Death Rays, Alien Invasions, Mind Control, and Time Travel"
Education: B.A., State University of New York; M.A., Clayton University; Ph.D., Union Institute
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco. Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog − Synthesizer.
Trocco, F. (2008). A student’s guide to studying weird things. In The Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism, and Practice, Issue 13.
Frank Trocco, Associate Professor, holds a PhD in the Social Studies of Science from Union Institute. In 1978, Frank co-founded the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute (AEI), creating degree programs in environmental studies. Since the summer of 1989 when he spent a year living at a Navajo trading post in Rough Rock, AZ, he has participated every fall in the Navajo nine-night Nightway Ceremony, a traditional healing ritual.
From 1972 through 1992 he attended Kachina dances every spring on the Hopi and Zuni reservations, and since 1990 he has attended yearly Easter ceremonies in Yaqui (Tucson, AZ), Tarahumara (Chihuahua, Mexico), and Tzotzil (Chiapas, Mexico) communities. He has a particular interest in looking at science as it is applied in areas of popular culture and the conflicts between popular and orthodox conceptions of science.
MA in Interdisciplinary Studies
M.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Studies
MA in Mindfulness Studies
MA in Interdisciplinary Studies: Peace and Conflict Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies: Lesley in Guyana
Advanced Professional Certificate in Mindfulness Studies
Advanced Professional Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies
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