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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
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".


BIO311*01 Genetics

BIO311*01 Genetics

BIO460*01 Zymurgy: Sci of Fermentation

BIO489*03 Research in Natural Sciences

BIO470*01 Intrnshp in Natural Sciences


BIO470*01 TU: Internship in Natural Sci


BIO311*01 Genetics

BIO489*02 Research in Natural Sciences

BIO131*05 Prin of Bio I: Evol & Ecology

BIO470*01 Intrnshp in Natural Sciences

BIO131*09 Prin of Bio I: Evol & Ecology

BIO420*01 Cell and Molecular Biology