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Martha Mock

Professor (clinical), Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Director of the Center for Disability and Education
Deans Office
Teaching & Curriculum
LeChase Hall 316
(585) 276-3363

Website: Center for Disability and 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 is the program director of inclusive education and teaches courses in the areas of early childhood, young children with disabilities, adolescent transition, and inclusion. She also serves as the director of the Center for Disability and Education, which conducts work in the area of adolescents with disabilities and transition. Under her leadership the Center has secured grants and gifts totaling over $11 million dollars, 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 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. She currently serves as a leader of the New York State Inclusive Higher Education Coalition. 

In the News
2/08/2019 Marth Mock Featured in New Think College Video
10/24/2018 Mock Receives National Recognition for Leadership in Inclusive Higher Education
5/01/2018 Film Showing, Discussion for Unrest Shed Light on the ‘Invisible’ Illness of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
4/16/2018 Warner School Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Institute for Innovative Transition with New Name, Website
8/04/2017 Institute for Innovative Transition Featured in Rochester Review
7/27/2017 Mock, Judge on Transition to Independent Living for Individuals with Disabilities
3/28/2017 Martha Mock Comments on Supreme Court Ruling on Special Education on WXXI
2/28/2017 Martha Mock on Ending the R-Word on WXXI Connections 
4/26/2016 WXXI Homework Hotline/Move to Include Segment on College Options for People with Disabilities Features Martha Mock
4/19/2016 WXXI Homework Hotline/Move to Include Segment on Living Independently Features Martha Mock
3/02/2016 Wednesday Lunch Talk - Ending the R Word
10/14/2015 Institute for Innovative Transition Awarded $2.5 Million Grant to Partner with CUNY and AHRC on Inclusive Postsecondary Initiative in NYC
10/09/2015 Golisano Foundation to Honor Martha Mock with First-Ever Move to Include Award
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

ED403 Disability and Early Childhood
ED407 Development, Learning, and Teaching for Children Ages 3 to 5
ED408 Development, Learning, and Teaching for Children Ages Birth to 3
EDF417D Field Experiences in Inclusive Secondary School Settings (generalist)
EDF419D Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings A (generalist)
EDF421D Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings B (generalist)
EDE445 Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities
EDF445 Field Experiences with Students with Significant Disabilities
EDF446 Inclusion Adolescence Student Teaching Seminar A
EDF447 Inclusion Adolescence Student Teaching Seminar B
EDE448 Behavior and Communication Supports for Students with Significant Disabilities
ED451 Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
ED452A Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms A
ED452B Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms B
ED452C Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms C
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