Lynn Rose Named Missouri Professor of the Year


Lynn Rose (left) stands with President Barbara Dixon at the ceremony honoring Rose as the recipient of the 2006 Missouri Professor of the Year.

Lynn Rose, associate professor of history, was named the 2006 Missouri Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, at a press conference in honor of her achievement, held Nov. 16 in the Magruder Hall Cyber Café. This national recognition program, established in 1981, rewards outstanding professors for their outstanding commitment to teaching undergraduate students and their influence on teaching.

An educator at Truman since 1995, Rose was selected as the 2005 Truman Educator of the Year. In 2006, she received special recognition from Gov. Matt Blunt as one of 14 outstanding faculty members, each representing a public Missouri four-year college or university, to be recognized for her commitment to excellent education for Missouri citizens. Rose was chosen for her effective teaching, innovative course design and delivery, effective advising, service to the institutional community, commitment to high standards of excellence and success in nurturing student achievement.

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

Rose was selected for the award from nearly 300 nominations submitted by colleges and universities throughout the country and in Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This year, there are state Professors of the Year in 43 states, the District of Columbia and Guam, as well as four national winners.

Rose is the sixth Truman professor to win this statewide award since 1991.
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