Pollock, Rosemary
Teaching, writing curriculum, and working with the families at American Heritage School is the culmination of a long academic journey that allows Rosemary Pollock to combine gospel truths with her love of American history. Rosemary graduated from California State University Northridge summa cum laude and has a Master’s degree in American History from UCLA and a second Master’s degree from UCSB with a focus on the History of Science and Medicine. She taught US History and Colonial American History at UCLA and was a graduate student researcher for the Clark Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies. Rosemary served a Historic-Deerfield Massachusetts Fellowship studying 18th Century material culture and colonial settlement. She has published several articles on Colonial New England physicians and the influence of European medicine on the lives of small developing communities. She and her husband served a mission in the Nauvoo Illinois Temple and in the Los Angeles Temple. While serving in Nauvoo she wrote A Friend to All: The Life and Contributions of Dr. John Fuller Weld (1808–1892) a physician and surgeon in the Nauvoo Legion. She began teaching and authoring lessons for American Heritage in 2013. She currently serves in the Mt. Timpanogas Temple and lives in Cedar Hills, Utah. Rosemary and her husband are the parents of eight children and twenty-seven grandchildren. She loves to garden and cook for her family and friends.