R. J. "Rocky" Rockefeller is a Connecticut-born member of a New York family. Raised in Virginia, he took his BA in History from the College of William and Mary. Coming to Maryland over 20 years ago, he earned his MA and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. His specialties include colonial America, early modern England, Maryland history, and world military history. He served for more than a dozen years at the Maryland State Archives before coming to Anne Arundel Community College to teach in 2004. Before joining AACC's regular faculty in 2011, he also taught at several four-year universities in the Greater Baltimore-Washington region.
Dr. Rockefeller is the author of Their Magistrates and Officials: Executive Government in Colonial Maryland, 1715-1776 and contributed to many electronic publications and educational materials now available on the State Archives' website. He is a member of several national professional and local cultural organizations.
At AACC, Dr. Rockefeller currently offers:
Western Civilization, 111 and 112
History of the United States, 211 and 212
History of Maryland, 219
and a variety of noncredit and continuing education classes.
All his credit classes are interdisciplinary approaches to history, combining multimedia presentations, lectures, discussions, research and writing, all designed to teach history content, analytical skills and to prepare students for their future educational experiences.
Careers building, room 117
Office Hours - No Summer Office Hours