Skip to Main Navigation


The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Employee Profile

David Rock

Profile Photo
School of Education
Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
vCard icon QR Code icon
222 Guyton
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-8063
Joined UM: June 1, 2010

Brief Bio

Dr. David Rock is currently Dean of the School of Education at the University of Mississippi. He received his B.S. in Mathematics form Vanderbilt University, M.A. in Mathematics Education from the University of Central Florida, and Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Mathematics Education) from the University of Central Florida. David has taught mathematics in Florida and Mississippi at the middle and high school level. He was a professor and coordinator of Secondary Education at The University of Mississippi (1998-2004) and the chair of the Department of Education at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Prior to his return to Ole Miss, he was Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. He has conducted a multitude of educational workshops and seminars at local, state, and national conferences in which his goal is to increase interest and enthusiasm of the teaching and learning of mathematics. He is the developer of White House Math Challenge and the CSU Internet Math Contests [] which will return to Ole Miss in Fall 2010 [], which encourages students to utilize the Internet to solve challenging mathematics problems from across the globe. David has also published numerous articles and co-authored 15 books including Teaching Secondary Mathematics (2013), Scratch Your Brain Where It Itches (2001, 2006, 2008), and Teaching K-6 Mathematics (2003). Along with his wife Michelle, a former elementary teacher, he has four children: Carly, Kyle, Katelyn, and Cassidy.


Vanderbilt University (1987)
Math Education
University of Central Florida (1994)
Curriculum & Instruction
University of Central Florida (1998)

Committee Memberships

Assessment Committee - Sch of Educ
Other Kind of Committee
University Standing Committee
Dean's Leadership Team - Sch of Educ
Other Kind of Committee
Technology Committee - Sch of Educ
Other Kind of Committee


School of Education Researcher of the Year