Stephen Rock, Ph.D.

Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities
University of Nevada, Reno
Mail Stop 285
Reno, NV 89557
 
Phone: 775-784-6385
Email: rock@unr.edu
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Last Updated: August 29, 2011

Stephen Rock
 

Leadership: UCEDD Director
LEND Director
Discipline Coordinators: Special Education
 
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
 
AUCD Council Membership: Community Education Directors' Council
Council on Research and Evaluation

Vita/Bio

Education
Ph.D., 1985, Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
M.S., 1976, Learning Disabilities & Emotional Handicapped, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
B.A., 1972, Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Relevant Professional Experience

2008-Present, Director, Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, University of Nevada, Reno
2003-Present, Professor, Department of Educational Specialties, University of Nevada, Reno
1997-2003, Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nevada, Reno
Feb, 2000-2003, Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nevada, Reno
1997-2001, Evaluator, Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technology
1993-2001, Evaluator, Mountain West Addiction Technology Transfer Center, University of Nevada, Reno
1991-Feb, 2001, Director, Nevada University Affiliated Program in Developmental Disabilities, University of Nevada, Reno
1990-Feb, 2001, Director, Research and Educational Planning Center, University of Nevada, Reno
1997-1998, Acting Dean, College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno
1989-1990, Associate Director, University of Arkansas University Affiliated Program, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
1983-1990, Associate Professor (1988-90), Assistant Professor (1983-88), Center for Research on Teaching and Learning & Department of Teacher Education, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas
1981-1983, Assistant Professor, Department of Specialized Educational Development, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
1976-1978, Teacher, Self-contained classroom for emotionally handicapped, Mountainview Elementary School, Box Elder School District, Brigham City, Utah
Summer-1977, Supervising Teacher, Learning Disabilities Summer Program, Exceptional Child Center, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
1970-1974, Chazen Institute (treatment center for emotionally disturbed children, ages 9-18), Tucson, Arizona

Relevant University Service Activities:

Chair, University Human Subjects Review Board, May 2008 to May 2010; Member, 2004 - present.
Chair, UNR Faculty Senate 2007-2008 ╨ Chair-elect 2006-2007, Past Chair 2008-2009
Member, UNR Faculty Senate, 2005-06

Selected Publications

Rock, S (2004). Reviewing Prevention Research. Tip of the CAPT (Newsletter), Reno, NV: Western Center for Application of Prevention Technology

Albers, E., Santangelo, L., McKinley, G., Cavote, S., & Rock, S. (2001). Gender, Grade, and Ethnic Differences in Student Attitudes and Perception of Harm Toward Substance Abuse. Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse, vol 1 issue 2.

Albers, E., Santangelo, L., McKinley, G., Cavote, S., & Rock, S. ( 2001). A Conceptual Three Dimensional Model for Evaluating Community Based Substance Abuse Prevention Programs. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. .

Rock, S.L. (1994). Holding inclusion to a higher standard: Discussion of inclusion in childhood services. In S. Hayes, L. Hayes, S. Moore & P. Ghezzi (Eds.), Ethical Issues in Developmental Disabilities (pp. 100-102). Reno, NV: Context Press.

Rock, S.L., Head, D.N. & Bradley (1994) Use of the HOME Inventory with children with visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness, 88(2), 140-151.

Bradley, R.H., Rock, S.L., Caldwell, B.M., Brisby, J, Magee, M, & Whiteside, L (1992). The HOME Inventory: A new scale for families of pre- and early adolescent children with disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 13, 313-333.

Cline, D.N & Rock, S.L. (1992). Organization analysis and social maladjustment: Third invited reaction to the Maag and Howell paper. Remedial and Special Education, 13(1), 63-66.

Rock, S.L., Gieger, W.L. & Hood, G. (1992). CEC's standard's for professional practice in advocacy: Member's attitudes and activities. Exceptional Children, 58(6), 541-547.

Parrette, H.P., Hendricks, M.D., & Rock, S.L. (1991). Efficacy of therapeutic intervention intensity with infants and young children with cerebral palsy. Infants and Young Children, 4(2), 1-19.

Croce, R.V. & Rock, S.L. (1991). Effect of peer presence on the fine-motor performance of adults with mental retardation. Clinical Kinesiology, 45(3),11-17.

Bradley, R., Rock, S. Whiteside, L., Caldwell, B. & Brisby, J. (1991). Dimensions of parenting in families having children with disabilities. Exceptionality, 2, 41-61.

Croce, R.V. & Rock, S.L. (1990). Behavior Modification: Its application in physical education/motor development in children with special needs. In R. French & B Lavay (Eds.) Behavior management techniques for physical educators and recreators. Kearney, NE: Educational Systems Associations.

Head, D.N., Bradley, R.H. & Rock, S.L. (1990). Consideration for the use of home environment measures with visually handicapped children. Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness, 84(7),377-380.

Rock, S.L., Pelt, M.H., & Swanson, M. (1990). Implementation of a comprehensive system of early intervention services: Policy implications for part H of public law 99-457. Austin, TX: Southwest Educational Development Laboratory

Bradley, R.H., Rock, S.L., Caldwell, B.M., & Brisby, J.A. (1989). The use of the HOME Inventory for families with handicapped children. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 94(3), 313-330.

Bradley, R. H., Caldwell, B. M., Rock, S. L., Ramey, C. T., Barnard, K. E., Gray, C., Hammond, M. A., Mitchell, S., Gottfried, A.W., Siegel, L., & Johnson, D.L. (1989). Home environment and cognitive development in the first 3 years of life: A collaborative study involving six sites and three ethnic groups in North America. Developmental Psychology, 25(2), 217-235.

Geiger, W.L., Whiteside, L. & Rock, S.L (1989). The status of personnel preparation in special education (1982): A report on the results of a national survey conducted by the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education.

Bradley, R. H., Caldwell, B. M., & Rock, S. L. (1988). Home environment and school performance: A ten year follow-up and examination of three models of environmental action. Child Development, 59, 852-867.

Rock, S.L., Flanzer, S., Bradley, R.H., & Pardeck, J.T. (1988). Frequency of maladaptive behavior in foster children. Early Child Development and Care, 30(2), 133-139.

 

Grants and Contracts (Role of PI, Evaluator or Co-author)

Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (Nevada's UCEDD). US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Developmental Disabilities, (2008-2013 $524,000 per year), PI/Director, (Most recent 5-year proposal authored by Dr. JoAnn Johnson, George McKinlay, Tami Brancamp, Scott Youngs, and Scott Harrington).

Nevada Professional Development for Teachers of English Language Learners (Nevada ProTELL), US Department of Education; 2002-2007 ($278,744 per year), Co-PI and evaluator with Elza Major and Rod Case.

Evaluation Team for Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program, Nevada Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1999-2001 ($100,000), 2002-2004 ($375,000), Co-PI with Eric Albers, Linda Santangelo, George McKinlay.

Evaluation of Western Center of Application of Prevention Technology, US Department of Health and Human Service; Gary Fischer, principal investigator (1997-2001).

Evaluation of Mountain West Addiction Technology Transfer Center, US Department of Health and Human Service; Gary Fischer, principal investigator (1993-2001).

Nevada University Affiliated Program in Developmental Disabilities (Nevada UAP). US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Developmental Disabilities, 1991-2001, Director

Nevada Family Support Network, US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Developmental Disabilities, 1999-2000 ($200,000 per year) with Cheryl Dinnell; Project is managed by Ms. Dinnell. My role was supervisory.

Nevada Partners in Policymaking, US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Developmental Disabilities, 1997-2002 ($90,000 per year) with Cheryl Dinnell; Project is managed by Ms. Dinnell. My role was supervisory.

Quality Assessment and Consumer Satisfaction, Nevada Division of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation, 1995-97 ($198,000) co-investigator with Stephen C. Moore, 1997-99 ($198,000) with George H. Hill; 1999-2001 with JoAnn Johnson; Project was managed by Dr. Johnson 99-01.

Americans with Disabilities Act Training Initiative for Nevada (ADA Nevada), US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Developmental Disabilities, 1994-1997 ($90,000 per year) principal investigator.

Preparation of Rural Early Education Professionals, US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, Personnel Preparation, 1991-1994 ($77,000 per year), Co-director with Sandra Doctoroff. A cooperative project with community colleges to develop and offer disabilities training to paraprofessionals.

Evaluation of class reduction, Nevada Department of Education, Educational Planning and Research, 1992-93, $20,000, with D. Cline, C. Maddux, & L. Johnson.

Preparation of personnel for careers in special education: Project STRETCH (Specialized Training for Rural Educators who Teach Children with Handicaps). US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, Personnel Preparation, 1991-1994 ($87,000 per year), Co-director with Rhoda Cummings.

Preparation of personnel for careers in special education: The UNR early childhood special education program. US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, Personnel Preparation, 1991-1994 ($85,000 per year), Co-director with Sarah Drinkwater and Sandra Doctoroff. Project help develop and expand early childhood special education program master's program.

Institutional Evaluation for Little Rock New Futures Project. Contract with Center for the Study of Social Policy and the University of Wisconsin at Madison (funded by Annie E. Casey Foundation). 1988-89 ($65,000), 1989-90 ($9,000). This was an educational reform project in cooperative with Little Rock School District.

Preparation of personnel for careers in special education and early education: The early childhood special education program, US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, Personnel Preparation, 1989-92 ($80,000 per year). Principal Investigator. This project established the Early Childhood Special Education Master's Program at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Preparation of special educators: The resource and consulting teaching program. US Department of Education, Personnel Preparation, 1988-91 ($51,000 per year). Principal Investigator. This project created the Resource and Consulting Teachers Master's Program at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Handicapped Children, their families, and school settings: An ecological study. US Department of Education, Research in Education of the Handicapped, Field Initiated Research, 1986-89 ($93,000 per year). Co-investigator with Robert Bradley and Bettye Caldwell.

Technical Assistance and Consultation
Evaluation Consultant, The Redwood Valley Rancheria, Redwood, CA; Western Center for Application of Prevention Technology and the Native American Center for Excellence,?Prevention Technical Assistance Resource Center (NACE), January - April, 2009.

Evaluation Consultant, Synergy Works, Orofina, Idaho; Western Center for Application of Prevention Technology, September 2008.

Evaluation Consultant, The Coalition for Healthy and Resilient Youth, McKinlay County and Navajo Nation, New Mexico; Western Center for Application of Prevention Technology and the Native American Center for Excellence, Prevention Technical Assistance Resource Center (NACE), February-July, 2008.