David B. Mock, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Division of History
and Social Sciences
Florida native, David Mock earned his Ph.D. in history from Florida
State University in 1983. He previously received his B.A. in history
and international relations from Florida State, a M.A. in education from
Pepperdine University and a M.A. in history from Florida State. He
has pursued additional post-graduate study at the U.S. Army
Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.
Mock is a Professor of History at Tallahassee Community College.
He has taught at Tallahassee Community
to 1990 he
education instructor at Edison Community College in Ft. Myers, Florida.
Prior to his employment at Edison he directed a variety of sponsored
research projects at Florida State University's Center for Needs
Assessment and Planning. Dr. Mock has taught advanced
undergraduate and graduate classes in history at the University of
South Florida at Ft. Myers and at Florida State University. He
recently retired from the U.S. Army Reserve at the rank of lieutenant
Mock has co-authored Educating Hand and Mind: A History
of Vocational Education in Florida (University Press of America,
1984), co-edited A Dictionary of Obituaries of Modern British
Radicals (Harvester-Wheatsheaf, Simon Schuster, 1989), and edited History
and Public Policy (Krieger, 1990) and Legacy of the West:
Readings in the History of Western Civilization (HarperCollins,
1996). He has also written two book chapters, articles
and book reviews in numerous professional journals, articles in nine
historical dictionaries, and ancillary materials
for five collegiate history textbooks. Dr. Mock has made presentations
at more than 20 professional conferences including the annual
meetings of the American Historical Association, the Organization
of American Historians, the American Educational Research Association,
the National Council on Public History and the Florida Conference
of Historians. Among
his honors are his selection to the Hall of Honor for Phi Theta Kappa
and his election as president of the Florida Conference of Historians. He
currently is serving as the permanent secretary of the Florida Conference
Mock's current research interest is investigating the link
between history and complexity.
hobbies include ballroom dancing, tai chi, sailing, and swimming.