Pollock, Rosemary
Teaching courses for American Heritage School is the culmination of a long academic journey that combines gospel truths with a love of American history. Rosemary Pollock 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 while at UCLA along with serving as a graduate student researcher for the Clark Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies. As a Historic-Deerfield Massachusetts Fellow she served a museum and academic internship studying 18th Century material culture and colonial settlement. She has published several articles on Colonial New England physicians and the influence of Europe on their lives and small developing communities. While recently serving a mission in the Nauvoo Illinois Temple, she wrote a book A Friend to All: The Life and Contributions of Dr. John Fuller Weld (1808–1892) who was a local physician and surgeon in the Nauvoo Legion. She is currently working on a bridge building project with the Nauvoo Historical Society, the Community of Christ Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rosemary lives in Southern California with her husband. They are the parents of eight children and twenty-five grandchildren. She loves to cook for her family and friends.