Chair of Communications Department
||Campus: Ybor City
||Office: YLRC 312
Greetings all! This site contains a little information about me, both professionally and personally. Some of my research, volunteer, and career activities that I have been involved in throughout my post military career will be highlighted as well. At Hillsborough Community College, I provide services as this Program Manager of the Communications Department. This department consists of studies in our developmental reading and writing programs, English for Academic Purposes, Speech, Journalism and Mass Communications, and my personal favorite, Freshmen English Composition I and II. I also teach part-time, as needed, at the University of South Florida and St. Petersburg College within their College of Education and English departments respectively.
Since joining the Communications Department at HCC in 1998, my work has focused on literacy and equal educational access in surrounding communities within the metro Tampa areas, as well as accessibility to digital and online learning management systems provided by the college. I, along with a team of professors at the college, have written examinations used by several colleges and universities throughout the state. These examinations were approved by high level administrators and edited by Townsendpress Publishing. Working as a program manager and lecturer, I have researched and/or published articles and book chapters on concepts such as:
learning communities proactive peer review literacy and smartboards
student validation the accommodating classroom the writing process
curriculum updating managing a community discipline with dignity
As implied earlier, I am a veteran of the U.S. Army who has successfully transitioned into a way of life much different than that of a soldier. I serve as the quasi “go to” advocate for veterans who are currently transitioning today as well. At this stage in my life, I am inspired and thrilled by the successes of others, particularly my students, who have achieved one of their goals of becoming college graduates.
In closing, below are a few of the publications and activities that I am particularly proud to have been involved. Feel free to contact me for a more detailed vita of my works if desired. Please click the links for more information regarding the courses that I teach, contact information, etc.
PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES & ORGANIZATIONS (Past and Present)
- HCC Academic Affairs Committee
- HCC Recruitment & Retention Committee
- HCC College Tenure Committee
- HCC – Ybor City Campus Advisory Committee / IAC
- HCC Candidate Search Committees (as needed)
- HOPE Scholars Mentor
- College Diversity Council
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated
- 100 Black Men of Tampa Bay
- Past Board Member Pasco PAL – Land O’ Lakes, FL
Brock, Dexter. “Developing Instructional Leadership in Low SES Neighborhood Schools”
Brock, Dexter and Louis Finney. 2012. “The Benefits of Attending a 2-Year College” at the
2012 Head Start Male Retreat and Conference, Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center,
Brock, Dexter. 2011. “Career Building Skills: Etiquette and Professionalism Starts with the
Application” at the 2011 Head Start Male Retreat and Conference, Leadership Training
Center, Haines City, FL.
Brock, Dexter. 2010. “Grade Inflation” at All College Day, Hillsborough Community College,
Plant City Campus, FL.
Townsend, Brenda, Dexter Brock, and Scott Wilson. 2001. “Having Our Say: Unsilencing the
Voices of Urban Teachers” at the 2001 Institute on Black Life Research Symposium at
the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2009 (Fall 2009) Top Faculty of the Semester Award, Presented to me by Dr. Shawn Robinson and Dr. Emery Alford, Hillsborough Community College – Ybor City Campus, Tampa, FL
2007 School Administrator Award, Turn Around School of the Year, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, FL
1987 – 1995 Army Commendation Medals, Soldier of the Quarter, and various distinguished
awards and honors from the U.S. Army, Fort Sill, OK and several other duty stations both nationwide and overseas