David Rock

Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Curriculum & Instruction

David Rock

Biography

Dr. David Rock is the Dean of the School of Education at the University of Mississippi. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University, M.A. in Mathematics Education from the University of Central Florida, and Ed. D. in Teacher Education from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Rock has taught mathematics in Florida and Mississippi at the middle and high school level. 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 the Internet Math Contests, which encourages students to utilize the Internet to solve challenging mathematics problems from across the globe. David has also co-authored 16 books including Teaching Secondary Mathematics (2024), 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.

Along with his wife Michelle, a former elementary teacher, he has four children: Carly, Kyle, Katelyn, and Cassidy.

Curriculum Vitae

Publications

Teaching Secondary Mathematics is a practical, student-friendly, and popular text for secondary mathematics methods courses. It provides clear and useful approaches for mathematics teachers and shows how concepts typically found in a secondary mathematics curriculum can be taught in a positive and encouraging way.

Education

B.S. Mathematics, Vanderbilt University (1987)

M.A. Math Education, University of Central Florida (1994)

Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction, University of Central Florida (1998)