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Justin Rose

Associate Professor of Political Science, Chair

Dr. Justin Rose, Dean for Faculty Recruitment, Development, and Diversity, joined Rhodes College in July 2020, and also serves as chair and associate professor of Political Science. Prior to joining Rhodes, Rose served as an associate professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Africana Studies program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Most recently, he was a fellow in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at the Harvard Kennedy School. As a member of Academic Affairs, Rose’s primary responsibility is to help recruit and retain a first-rate and diverse faculty. Rose also works very closely with the vice president for strategic initiatives to actualize the college’s commitment to diversity, equity, and accessibility.



Ph.D., University of Virginia