Ernie Rose is Named New Director of the Doctoral Program


Ernie Rose, LMU’s former chief academic officer and senior vice president, was appointed director of LMU’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice program beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year. A veteran educator and administrator, Rose is a professor of Special Education and Educational Leadership in the School of Education.

LMU’s doctoral program prepares education leaders – superintendents, principals, policymakers and leaders of community and nonprofit organizations — to transform educational landscapes. Rose brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a higher education administrator, teacher and scholar to a program distinguished by its emphasis on social justice and real world application.

Before Rose’s five-year tenure as senior vice president and CAO, he was dean of the School of Education and Human Development and professor of Education at the State University of New York at Binghamton from 2000 to 2005. From 1994 to 2000 he was dean of the College of Education and Human Services and professor of Educational Foundations at Montana State University-Billings.

Rose has been the director of six U.S. Department of Education funded projects in the areas of special education and drug free schools and communities. He has written numerous articles and book chapters on issues related to children and adults with disabilities, and is the co-author of Growing Up: The Transition of Students with Disabilities to Adult Life, published by Pearson. He has also been a frequent presenter at national education conferences, and has won a citation for his excellence in teaching.