David B. Mock, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Division of History and Social Sciences
Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee, Florida

    A fourth-generation 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.

    Dr. Mock is a Professor of History at Tallahassee Community College. He has taught at Tallahassee Community College since 1990. From 1984 to 1990 he was a tenured history and 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 colonel.

    Dr. 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 Advisers and his election as president of the Florida Conference of Historians.  He currently is serving as the permanent secretary of the Florida Conference of Historians.

    Dr. Mock's current research interest is  investigating the link between history and complexity.

    His hobbies include ballroom dancing, tai chi, sailing, and swimming.


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