SCMNS Welcomes the Rockwards

The School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences is proud to welcome Dr. Willie Rockward as chair of the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics and professor of Physics, as well as his wife, Mrs. Michelle Rockward, as the assistant to the chair and lecturer for the Department of Mathematics.

Before joining Morgan, Dr. Rockward led the number one producer of African American/Black physicists at the Morehouse College Department of Physics, according to a report by the American Institute of Physics. Dr. Rockward is also the President of the National Society of Black Physicists and the immediate Past President of Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society. "Dr. Rockward is passionate about student success, and he is a compassionate, loving person. He has a wealth of experience recruiting, nurturing and graduating black physicists," says Dr. Hongtao Yu, Dean of the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. "He possesses a rare blend of experiences as a physics faculty member, an educator, an administrator, a pastor, and a role model for our students. We are fortunate to be able to attract him to Morgan. We are also very lucky to be joined by his wife, an experienced mathematician and an administrator, who will teach mathematics and assist the Chair of the Department of Mathematics."