Rose, Jeanne Marie

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Associate Professor of English
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Dr. Jeanne Marie Rose teaches courses in writing, rhetoric, and literature at Penn State Berks, including first-year composition, professional writing, rhetorical theory, and the short story. She strives to create inclusive and welcoming classroom environments, rooted in active learning and student exchange. She also enjoys supervising undergraduate research projects and independent studies.

Dr. Rose holds a long-standing interest in teachers and students’ ways of using and engaging with language, literacy, and learning. Her work has explored composition pedagogy, composition and literature’s disciplinary relationship, and teaching with technology. She has published in Peitho, Present Tense, Pedagogy, Computers and Composition, and other journals and book collections. Her article “Writing Time: Composing in an Accelerated World” was selected for inclusion in The Best of the Independent Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2012. Her current research examines the overlapping rhetorical representations of teaching and parenting.

A collaborative colleague, Dr. Rose served as Composition Program Coordinator from 2002-2008 and as Composition Program Co-Coordinator from 2008-2011. She was Interim Honors Program Coordinator for the 2015-2016 academic year.


Dr. Rose's Curriculum Vitae

“Mother-Scholars Doing Their Homework: The Limits of Domestic Enargeia.” Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, vol. 22, no. 2, Winter 2020,

"Urgency, Anxiety, and Getting to Work: Temporal Paranoia and the Marketing of Higher Education." Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric and Society, vol. 4, no. 2, February 2015,

“Writing Time: Composing in an Accelerated World.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, vol. 12, no. 1, Winter 2012, pp. 45-67.

Ph.D., English, University of Rochester

M.A., English, University of Rochester

B.A., English, George Washington University