Rose, Shirley K. | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Rose is Professor Emerita of English at Purdue and became Professor of English and Director of the Writing Programs at Arizona State University (Tempe) in August of 2009.
In June of 2009, she ended her term as Immediate Past President of the Council of Writing Program Administrators.
During the Fall 2008 semester, she taught Introduction to Composition Theory, a core course in Purdue's graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition. Rose also mentored first-year cohort of R&C graduate students as they taught their first semester in the program in Introductory Composition at Purdue (ICaP).
In Fall of 2007, Rose was on sabbatical leave and in Spring of 2008 she lead a seminar in Writing Program Administration and taught our core course "Issues in Composition Studies: Modern Period."
Rose taught an interdisciplinary seminar in "Rhetorics of the Lost Archives: Research, Theory, Practice." Seminar members worked with the John T. McCutcheon Cartoons in Purdue University Archives and Special Collections. In Spring 2006, with the support of a Study in a Second Discipline Fellowship, she worked with Purdue Archivist Sammie Morris to learn archival methodologies. For her fellowship project, she processed and created a finding aid for the James Berlin Papers.
In her term as Director of Introductory Composition at Purdue (Fall 2002-Spring 2005), they launched a new First-Year Composition Curriculum for which ICaP won a CCCC Writing Program Excellence Award in 2007.
Rose is a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and have provided consultations and evaluations of writing programs for a variety of colleges and universities.