Dr. Aspen Mock

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Position: Faculty

Department: Executive Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Innovation

About Dr. Aspen Mock


  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Administration, Point Park University
    • K12 Principal Certificate
  • Masters in Teaching English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of English Literature, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • Bachelor of Theater, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
    • Minor in French
  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance


Dr. Aspen Mock is an award-winning ELA educator in Western Pennsylvania, with an educational philosophy to provide a creative, collaborative classroom writing community focusing on 21st century skills, service-learning, arts-integration and critical thinking. Dr. Mock is a grand-prize winner of the 2022 Henry Ford Innovative Teacher Award presented by Raytheon Technologies. Some of her certifications include: PBS Media Literacy Educator, K-12 Principal Certificate, National Geographic Certified Educator, Nearpod Certified Educator, Newsela Certified Teacher. She is a KQED Media Literacy Innovator and a KeystonesTechnology Innovator.  She has written & staged several plays for major charitable organizations, for which she won the YWCA Tribute to Women Award and a House of Representatives Citation.  Major educational organizations such as National Geographic Education, KQED Education, PBS and NCTE have published her blog posts.  She is a two-time National Geographic Education grantee, and completed a grant with Johnstown Area Heritage Association & NatGeo Education empowering students to publish a children’s book, The Laurel Highlands Explorers.


Courses Taught

  • DISS901 Dissertation Seminar I: Introduction to Research and the Research Proposal