Rose Named Truman's 2005 Educator of the Year


Lynn Rose, associate professor of history, (left) receives the Educator of the Year award from Chelsea Schinnour (right) at the banquet May 3.

Lynn Rose, associate professor of history, was announced as the Educator of the Year May 3.

Rose has been at Truman since 1995. She received both her doctorate and bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. Rose’s teaching specialty is ancient history. Her primary area of research is disability studies, and she has published several essays in the field. Her book, “The Staff of Oedipus: Transforming Disability in Ancient Greece,” was published by the University of Michigan Press in November 2003.

This year students nominated 26 faculty members for the Educator of the Year award. The committee narrows the group down to 12 semi-finalists and then to six finalists. The honoree is eventually selected by a student committee after reviewing the written responses by the faculty members, getting input from the students in their classes and observing the faculty members in their classroom.

Students from Student Senate, the Pershing Society and Phi Kappa Phi serve on the Educator of the Year committee.

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