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Martha Mock

Martha Mock

Associate Professor (clinical) and Director of the Institute for Innovative Transition
Teaching & Curriculum

LeChase Hall 476
Office Phone: (585) 276-3363
Fax: 486-1159
mmock@warner.rochester.edu

Institute for Innovative Transition


Education:

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison (special education)
MEd, Virginia Commonwealth University (early childhood special education)
BS, University of Richmond (psychology)

Martha Mock joined the Warner School in 2005 to coordinate and teach in the teacher preparation program. She teaches courses in the areas of early childhood, young children with disabilities, adolescent transition, and inclusion. She also serves as the director of the Institute for Innovative Transition, which conducts work in the area of adolescents with disabilities and transition. Under her leadership the Institute has secured grants totaling over $7 million, focusing on teen and adult age individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities from federal, state, and private foundation funders. Some funders include the U.S. Department of Education, NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation.

Mock has worked with and been an advocate for people with disabilities and their families for over 25 years in educational and community-based settings. She taught in the Virginia Public Schools in a variety of special education classrooms and home-based settings, and worked in the area of teacher preparation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While completing her PhD at the UW-Madison, she was a program evaluator at the Waisman Center, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She conducted evaluation and community-based activities for two projects: the federally-funded project Wisconsin Healthy and Ready to Work (www.hrtw.org), focusing on youth with disabilities in transition, and a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction grant, focusing on parent education and training for parents of children and youth with disabilities.

While at Warner, Mock was also the director of professional development for the federally-funded Early Reading First Project (along with principal investigator Lucia French), using the ScienceStart! Curriculum (www.sciencestart.com). ScienceStart! is a science-based preschool curriculum designed to foster language development, literacy, learning, and cognition.

Mock’s areas of expertise include the following: early intervention, parent-professional relationships, systems of service delivery, systems change, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, transition, employment, inclusive higher education, person-centered planning, and systems change.

In the News

5/01/2015 Martha Mock on Inclusive Higher Ed on WXXI's "Arts Friday on Connections"
4/07/2015 EVENT: Film Screenings, Discussion Promote the Inclusion of Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Higher Ed
1/28/2015 New Micro-Documentary Series Shines Spotlight on Disability in Higher Ed
1/13/2015 Faculty Perspectives Webinar (Featuring Martha Mock) - Rethinking College: Inclusive Higher Education
11/18/2014 Institute for Innovative Transition Annual Institute
7/10/2014 Institute for Innovative Transition Receives Grant to Expand Services to Web-Based Learning for Youth with Disabilities
1/23/2014 Martha Mock Discusses Disability Transition on WXXI's Need To Know Rochester
11/12/2012 Mock Named "Woman to Watch" by the Democrat and Chronicle
9/17/2012 Martha Mock Named 2012 Marc Gold Innovative Practices in Transition Award Winner
7/31/2012 Institute for Innovative Transition - Summer Institute 2012
11/02/2011 Martha Mock on Inclusive Higher Education in Democrat & Chronicle
10/20/2011 $2.35M Grant to Improve Employment for Individuals with Disabilities
7/06/2011 Summer Institute Will Focus on Preparing Students with Disabilities for Life Beyond High School
12/09/2010 Grant to Expand, Improve the Quality of Postsecondary Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
12/09/2010 Mock Quoted in RBJ Story on NYS DDPC Grant to Institute
10/14/2010 Institute for Innovative Transition at University of Rochester Awarded $2.5 Million Grant
10/14/2010 Mock Featured in RBJ Story on $2.5 Million Grant to Institute
10/14/2010 Institute for Innovative Transition Featured on WROC-TV Report
8/16/2010 Institute Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant to Improve Transition for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities
8/13/2010 Warner Professor Contributes Q4 Feature in Rochester Business Journal
6/16/2010 Summer Institute Focuses on Postsecondary Options for Students with Disabilities
3/24/2010 5th Annual Kirch Conference
3/18/2010 Warner Professors to Attend Clinton Global Initiative University
1/27/2010 Institute for Innovative Transition Receives Grant to Launch Think College NY! Initiative
12/07/2009 Project SEARCH Featured in Democrat and Chronicle, YNN Rochester
11/20/2009 Project SEARCH Celebrates Launch, Rochester Expansion
7/14/2009 Mock Quoted in Tehran Times on Academic Preschools
6/26/2009 Partnerships, Grant Bring First Project SEARCH to Rochester
6/11/2009 Mock to Receive Distinguished Service Award on Disability Awareness Night at Frontier Field
4/30/2009 Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education Association Recognizes Warner Student
10/24/2008 Coffee House Series in Wilson Commons Starbucks
7/29/2008 Mock Quoted in Democrat and Chronicle on Limited Opportunities for People with Disabilities
6/06/2008 Golisano Foundation and UR Launch New Institute for Innovative Transition
7/27/2007 Golisano Foundation Partners with Warner School to Help Youth with Developmental Disabilities in Greater Rochester


Courses

ED403 Disability and Early Childhood
ED408 Development, Learning, and Teaching for Children Ages Birth to 3
EDF440 Field Experiences with Children 0-3
EDF441 Field Experiences with Children 0-3 in Inclusive Settings
EDF442 Student Teaching with Preschool Children
EDF443 Student Teaching with Preschool Children in Inclusive Settings
EDE453 Post-Secondary Transition for Youth with Significant Disabilities
EDU475 Early Interventions for Children with Disabilities (ages 3 to 5)
EDU476 Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities (ages birth to 3)
ED532 Action Research Methods (1 credit)
ED551A Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1A
ED551B Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1B
ED551C Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1C
ED552A Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2A
ED552B Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2B
ED552C Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2C
ED553 Teaching & Curriculum Dissertation Proposal Seminar
ED554 Action Research Dissertation Seminar I
ED555 Action Research Dissertation Seminar II