Jane E. Rose, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Jane Rose


Jane E. Rose is a professor of English in the Department of English. Her research and teaching focus on American literature, including women’s literature and studies in gender, race and ethnicity.

Research Overview

Rose’s research focuses on nineteenth-century American women’s literature and on ethnic American contemporary literature. Currently, she is working on a study of the sensational aspects of the marriage plot as cultural critique in nineteenth-century American women’s fiction. She has published in CLA Journal, Topic and Journal of Men’s Studies and with NCTE and McFarland Publishing.

Teaching Focus

Rose teaches first-year composition and a variety of courses in American literature including women’s literature and African American literature. She has enjoyed teaching courses focusing on major authors, for example, Edgar Allan Poe, Louisa May Alcott and Toni Morrison and on pop culture topics such as Nancy Drew and Teen Detectives.

Jane Rose


(219) 785-5491


Office Location:

Technology Building 309


  • Ph.D. – American Studies (Emphasis in American Literature), Purdue University, West Lafayette
  • M.A. – English, Purdue University, West Lafayette
  • B.A. – English and Secondary Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette

Areas of Expertise

  • Nineteeth-Century American Women’s Literature
  • Gender and Feminist Studies
  • Ethnic American Literature
  • African American Literature
  • Composition Pedagogy

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Award for 15 Years of Service as the Alpha Mu Pi Sponsor, 2019
  • Advisor of the Year Award, 2014-2015
  • First Annual Walk the Talk Award, Purdue University Office of Ethics and Compliance, 2014
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, 2001