Faculty and Staff

Philip Rock

Philip Rock

Professor of Biology and Chair of the Biology Department


B.S., Nasson College
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Office Location: Blocker 7
Phone: 757-455-3382
Email: prock@vwc.edu
Department/s: Biology

Enjoys finding and identifying wild mushrooms and other fungi; home brewing of beer and mead (honey wine) and has experience teaching a home brewing class; experience as a "stay-at-home" dad.

Faculty Features:

A Way with Worms

Fuller, C.A., Rock, P., Philips, T.J. 2003. Behavior, Color Changes and Predation Risk Induced by Acanthocephalan Parasitism in theCaribbean Termite Nasutitermes acajutlae, Caribbean Journal of Science 39: (1):128-135.

Wesleyan Welcomes High School Biology Students

Honors students from Nansemond-Suffolk Academy study microscopy at VWC on Oct. 29

This represents a sample of recent courses taught by this professor. For the most current course information, consult WebAdvisor "Search for Courses".


Genetics;Genetics;Zymurgy: Sci of Fermentation;Research in Natural Sciences;Intrnshp in Natural Sciences


TU: Internship in Natural Sci


Genetics;Research in Natural Sciences;Prin of Bio I: Evol & Ecology;Intrnshp in Natural Sciences;Prin of Bio I: Evol & Ecology;Cell and Molecular Biology;HNRS: Cell and Molecular Bio