Rockney is a professor of marketing, receiving his PhD from Purdue University in marketing and econometrics before joining Kelley. Rockney has received over 30 teaching awards from university and student groups.
In 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, he won the Eli Lilly MBA Teaching Excellence Award given to the most outstanding MBA professor, the Walt Blaconniere Award for most inspirational MBA professor (2016, 2018, 2019), the Professor of the Year Award from first-year Kelley MBA students, and three MBA teaching awards from Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea. Rockney also won the KD Teaching Excellence Award in May 2019.
Rockney has published in the top academic journals in marketing, including the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of Marketing, and has published in the Harvard Business Review.
Rockney is also an active executive education leader and consultant. Present and past clients include 3M, Microsoft, Dow Chemical, Dow Agrosciences, IBM, SPX, Ingersoll Rand, GE Healthcare, GE Aviation, Parker Hannifin, Samsung, Cummins, Eli Lilly, and Cook Medical, among others.