Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.

Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.

Professor/ Chair , Government

Dr. Gary L. Rose, is Professor and Chair in the Department of Government, Politics and Global Studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. A political science professor for 40 years, Professor Rose specializes in the field of American politics. In addition to his teaching, Professor Rose has published twelve books on various subjects, including Connecticut government, the American presidency, constitutional law, and presidential elections. A widely quoted political commentator and scholar, Professor Rose frequently provides political analysis for local, state and national media. His most recent work is titled “HAYWIRE: A Chronology of the 2016 Presidential Contest.”  The 800 page volume tracks the contest from 2013 to the day of the election.

Degrees and Certifications

    • Ph.D. from Miami University (Ohio) in 1982

Research Interests and Grants

    His teaching and research interests include American Politics, American Presidency, Presidential Elections, Constitutional Law, State and Local Government, and Political Parties.

Awards and Fellowships

    • In 2011, Professor Rose was named “The Connecticut Professor of the Year” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
    • Sacred Heart University Student Government “Those Who Make a Difference Award,” 2003
    • Marion Calabrese Outstanding Faculty Award, 1996, 2000
    • Sacred Heart University Faculty Scholarship Award, 1993, 1998
    • Student-Athlete Council “Faculty Person of the Year Award,” 1997
    • Exxon Award for Excellence, 1985 (in recognition of coaching SHU Debating Society)

Publications and Presentations

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Humanities Center of Acad Bldg HC*212G
    College of Arts and Sciences
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