Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Featuring Samuel Rocha
April 19, 2018, Noon - 1:00 pm
Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia
Samuel D. Rocha was born in Brownsville, Texas in 1982. Rocha attended Franciscan University of Steubenville as an undergraduate, completing a B.A. in philosophy and Spanish literature as a Gates Millennium Scholar in 2005. Rocha worked for one year at Transfiguration Catholic School as a Spanish teacher and explored corporate positions at Target and Medtronic for another year while completing an M.A. in Educational Leadership at the University of St. Thomas as a Gates Fellow in 2007. From 2007 to 2010, Rocha completed an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy of education at Ohio State University as a Gates Fellow. His dissertation, “Education, Study, and the Person,” received the Loadman Dissertation Award. From 2010 to 2012, Rocha was appointed the Owen Duston Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Teacher Education at Wabash College, in Crawfordsville, Indiana. From 2012 to 2014, Rocha was appointed Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations and Research at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Since 2014, Rocha is Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada.