Mesa Specialists

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San Diego Mesa College's faculty and staff have a wide variety of skills and expertise ranging from local politics, ethnomusicology, and American literature to genetics, physics, and behavioral analysis.  Specialists are associated with one or more categories that are either in their field of study or general interest.


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The specialists list is maintained by the Office of Communications.  For questions, comments or to submit your information to be added as a specialist please contact Jennifer Nichols Kearns, Director of Communications.  Those individuals whose information is listed have agreed to be contacted by and responsive to media requests.

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Name Expertise/Interests Department
Assistant Professor


Joseph Passaro

History, Education, Italy

Area of Expertise

Modern Italy, Children's History, History of Education, Migration Studies

Joseph Passaro teaches History at San Diego Mesa College. His expertise lies in modern Italy, children's history, the history of education, and migration studies.

Role at Mesa

Assistant Professor of History


  • Master of Arts, History, Miami University
  • Master of Philosophy, History, Fordham University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations, Rice University

Social Sciences