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Richard Rose Bio
Rich Rose

Richard Rose, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: Amarillo Center Room 703
Email: rrose@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-8208

Professional Profile

Dr. Rose received his B.A. in Communications and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the State University of New York at Albany. He has Masters’ degrees in management and teaching from the University of Chicago and New Mexico State University.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Rose is the Program Chair for Educational Technology and Instructional Design. His orientation is intensely practical and he has fashioned a program that is all about marketable computer skills to help students get new or better jobs. Students in his courses produce a portfolio of projects which can be presented to future employers. Post-graduate research shows his most diligent students do exceptionally well in the job market.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Rose’s has written many articles of tips and tricks for computer education professionals in journals such as Campus Technology. He is particularly concerned with skill transfer and maintaining well-rounded human relationships in an online environment. He has a healthy skepticism of statistics, and particularly the tendency of researchers to claim more certainty for their conclusions than their data merits.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Rose and his wife Mary are Irish folk musicians. Mary plays fiddle much better than Dr. Rose plays mandolin, but is wise enough not to make a point of it.  Dr. Rose also teaches and practices Insight Mindfulness Meditation and is Past President of the High Plains Mindfulness Circle in Amarillo. He lifts weights and/or rides his stationary bike daily and is in surprisingly good shape for considering the number of miles on his odometer.