Marilyn Rose, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Since July 2004, Marilyn Rose has held the position of Dean of Graduate Studies at Brock, where she has overseen the creation of the University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies and a substantial growth in Brock’s graduate sector.
At present Brock offers 41 graduate programs, with more in the planning stages.
Rose earned her Bachelor and Doctoral degrees in English literature from McMaster University and her Master’s degree from Concordia University. She joined Brock's Department of English Language and Literature in 1984, and has served as Director of Canadian Studies, Chair of the English Department, and Director of the Humanities Research Institute.
Rose has made valuable contributions to post-secondary education at the provincial level over the past decade through a variety of roles with the Council of Ontario Universities (COU).
Those roles include serving on COU as Brock’s Academic Colleague since 2000, and co-chairing the Academic Colleagues from 2005-2009. She has also served on a variety of COU committees, including COU’s Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, Joint Ministry/COU Task Force on Graduate Growth, and Task Force on Quality Measurement, and as Chair of the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies.
Most recently her work with COU has focused on quality assurance processes and practices for graduate and undergraduate programs. She was part of the task force to create the framework for the new review system for the province. Dr. Rose will carry on her work in this area with her recent two-year appointment, effective July 1, 2010, as one of two academic colleagues on the new Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance.
Rose continues to teach in Brock’s Department of English Language and Literature, specializing in modern and contemporary Canadian literature with a special focus on “short forms,” notably poetry and the short story. She also contributes to the MA program in Popular Culture, where her work is primarily in the area of detective fiction. She won Brock's Alumni Teaching Award for 1996.