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Sarah Mojarad

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Lecturer of Engineering Writing


  • 2013, Master's Degree, Other Communication, Northeastern University
  • 2008, Bachelor's Degree, Psychology, Boston University


Sarah Mojarad is on the faculty at the University of Southern California. She is a lecturer in Viterbi School of Engineering and previously held a joint faculty appointment with Keck School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise are in social media, science communication, misinformation, and online professionalism.

Sarah currently teaches Advanced Writing for Engineers (writ340) and Social Media for Scientists and Engineers (engr410). She also conducts misinformation and disinformation workshops through USC's Election Cybersecurity Initiative, a project funded by Google and the Annenberg Foundation.

Her social media course was co-created when she was a Lecturer at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). It is believed to be the first full-length course in higher education that educates STEM students on the issues and opportunities of using social media for professional communication. While at Keck, she taught social media workshops that are tailored to medical and physician-scientist student audiences.

Sarah has given talks and seminars at scientific meetings and universities around the world. She has presented her work to the National Science Board, National Institutes of Health, and US Department of State. Her communication workshops have been funded by the Department of Energy and National Institutes of Health. She has been quoted by Becker's Hospital Review, CNBC, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and CNN. In 2017, her commentary on social media pseudoscience was published in Science.

Sarah received her BA in Psychology from Boston University and MS in Corporate and Organization Communication from Northeastern University.

  • Engineering in Society Program

  • DRB 212
  • Corwin D. Denney Research Center
  • 1042 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1455

Contact Information
  • mojarad@usc.edu


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