Russ Brock

Russ BrockClinical Assistant Professor
Counseling, Leadership and Special Education

Academic Interests

  • P-12 Professional Development
  • Improving the quality and quantity of teachers and administrators
  • Increasing student success and the effectiveness of school districts

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • Effectively Transitioning to a New Superintendent Position, MoASBO Journal, Volume 57, No. 4, March/April, 2010. 
  • Speaking with Confidence - Taking the fear out of Public Speaking, presentation for the annual MSBA Conference, 2015.

Previous Experience

  • High School Speech and Debate teacher for 15 years
  • Assistant Superintendent for 9 years
  • Superintendent for 7 years


Cassville, MO


  • Golf, fishing, hunting, various sports
  • Reading, drawing, painting
  • Spending time with my family
  • Remodeling houses

Future Goals and Aspirations

  • Help school districts improve through high quality professional development
  • Equip school leaders to be effective in leading schools and school districts
  • Make a positive difference in the lives of those I connect with

Life Outside of the University

Relationships are important to me, so I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, pursuing my hobbies and living a moral and ethical life based on the teachings in the Bible.

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