Anthony Rotolo

anrotolo@syr.edu
346 Hinds Hall

http://rotolo.syr.edu

Anthony Rotolo is a leading expert in the areas of social media, emerging technologies and digital culture. Professor Rotolo is also Captain of the Starship NEXIS, a research laboratory that explores new and experimental fields such as Social Networking, Data Visualization, and 3D Printing.

Rotolo’s signature course, known by the hashtag #RotoloClass, has been called a “Twitter legend” for its unique use of real-time social media in the classroom. Rotolo himself has been dubbed the “Rocket Man” and the “The Star Trek Professor” for his #TrekClass, a unique course that examines the films and television series of Star Trek, including their relevance to today’s issues of science, technology and culture. TrekClass has been featured by CBS on StarTrek.com as a regular series of articles written by Professor Rotolo and his students.

In 2012, Rotolo created #ElectionClass to examine Social Media and the American Election as it unfolded in real time. In addition to an up-to-the-minute examination of the electoral process and media coverage, the course featured an election of its own. Student candidates waged their own campaigns for the Presidency in an unforgettable class experience. #ElectionClass was featured by the Today Show and other media.

In addition to his academic work, Rotolo is the Chief Operating Officer of Wonder Machines, Inc., which is developing its first consumer product to be announced later this year. He is also co-author of The Book on 3D Printing (Fall 2013) and Made in U.S.A. (projected release Spring 2014).

Professor Rotolo has given a number of public lectures, including invited talks at the United States Senate and NASA’s Johnson Space Center, as well as the South by Southwest Interactive Festival and the Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas.


Teaching History

SemesterCourseSectionTitleSyllabus
Spring 2015 IST486 M001Social Media in the Enterprise
Spring 2015 IST686 M800Enterprise Social Media
Spring 2015 IST200 M002NEXIS
Spring 2014 IST486 M001Social Media in the Enterprise
Spring 2014 IST686 M800Enterprise Social Media
Spring 2014 IST200 M002NEXIS
Fall 2013 IST686 M001Enterprise Social Media
Fall 2013 IST486 M001Social Media in the Enterprise
Fall 2013 IST101 M010Freshman Forum
Fall 2013 IST200 M002New Explorations Info Science
Summer 2013 IST686 M800Enterprise Social Media
Spring 2013 IST486 M001Social Media in the Enterprise
Spring 2013 IST300 M003Star Trek and the Information
Spring 2013 IST686 M001Enterprise Social Media
Spring 2013 IST490 M001Independent Study
Fall 2012 IST101 M008Freshman Forum
Fall 2012 IST686 M001Enterprise Social Media
Fall 2012 IST486 M001Social Media in the Enterprise
Fall 2012 IST500 M001Social Media and 2012 Election
Fall 2012 IST300 M002Star Trek and the Information
Summer 2012 IST686 M800Enterprise Social Media
Summer 2012 IST486 M050Social Media in the Enterprise
Spring 2012 IST486 M001Social Media in the Enterprise
Spring 2012 IST300 M003Star Trek and the Information
Spring 2012 IST620 M800Adv Topics Info Innovation
Spring 2012 IST686 M800Enterprise Social Media
Fall 2011 IST101 M009Freshman Forum
Fall 2011 IST686 M001Enterprise Social Media
Fall 2011 IST486 M001Social Media in the Enterprise
Fall 2011 IST300 M003Star Trek and the Information
Summer 2011 IST486 M800Social Media in the Enterprise
Summer 2011 IST686 M800Enterprise Social Media
Spring 2011 IST486 M001Social Media in the Enterprise
Spring 2011 IST686 M001Enterprise Social Media
Spring 2011 IST400 M004Social Media for the Music Bus
Spring 2011 IST300 M003Star Trek and the Information
Fall 2010 IST444 M004Info Reporting & Presentation
Fall 2010 IST101 M005Freshman Forum
Fall 2010 IST686 M001Enterprise Social Media
Fall 2010 IST486 M001Social Media in the Enterprise
Summer 2010 IST400 M800Social Media (online)
Summer 2010 IST600 M800Social Media
Spring 2010 IST444 M002Info Reporting & Presentation
Spring 2010 IST400 M011Social Media
Spring 2010 IST600 M016Social Media
Spring 2010 IST490 M006Independent Study
Fall 2009 IST444 M004Info Reporting & Presentation
Fall 2009 IST500 M003Social Media
Summer 2009 IST500 M001Social Media
Spring 2009 IST444 M002Info Reporting & Presentation
Spring 2009 IST500 M004Online and Social Media
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