Dr. David Brackney

Professor of Physical Science
Dean, School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Chair, Department of Science and Mathematics

Ed.D., Wayne State University
M.S., Eastern Illinois University
B.A., University of Michigan

School: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Office: Richardson Academic Center (RAC) 208
Phone: (248) 218.2116
Email: dbrackney@rc.edu



  • Astronomy
  • College Chemistry I and II
  • Earth Science
  • Earth’s Waters
  • Environmental Science
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Natural Science Field Study
  • Physics I and II
  • Science Foundations II
  • Science as a Human Enterprise
  • Senior Seminar



  • Rochester College Faculty Member of the Year, 1996 and 2009
  • Member: American Geophysical Union



Having grown-up at the Michigan Christian Youth Camp, I have always enjoyed exploring God’s creation. I am privileged to get to continue that exploration and help create a passion in others to do the same.

My interests include spending time with my wife and four daughters, hiking, astronomy, music (vocal and playing the banjo), and serving the church. I have had the honor of serving on the board of the Metropolitan Detroit Youth Chorus and directing their Half Time ensemble.  I serve as a deacon at the Valley church of Christ, heading up the education program and participating as a worship leader.