Shirley K Rose is professor in the English Department of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where she teaches graduate courses in writing program administration and archival research methods. She is also Director of the WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service. She was Director of ASU Writing Programs on the Tempe campus from 2009 thorugh 2019.
Professor Rose's research focuses on writing program administration; writing teacher preparation; citation studies; and archival research, theory, and practice. She is also interested in studies of writing through the lifespan and activist rhetorics.
Professor Rose was the President of ASU's University Senate and Chair of the University Academic Council for the 2019-20 academic year and currently serves as Immediate Past President of the University Senate.
She is a Past President of the Council of Writing Program Administrators and since 2014 she has directed the WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, which provides reviews of U.S and international college writing programs. She is a Reviewer in the Peer Corps of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and a member of the HLC's Instituional Actions Council.
She came to ASU in fall 2009 from Purdue University, where she directed the award-winning program in Introductory Composition (ICaP)..
Ph.D. Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Literature, University of Southern California 1984
Writing Program Administration, Composition Pegagogy, Rhetorical Theory, Citation Studies, Archival Theory and Practice, Writing through the Lifespan
Rose, Shirley K and Irwin Weiser, Eds. The Internationalization of US Writing Programs. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2018.
Rose, Shirley K and Irwin Weiser, Eds. Going Public: What Writing Programs Learn from Engagement. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2010.
Rose, Shirley K and Irwin Weiser, Eds. Writing Program Administrator as Theorist: Making Knowledge Work. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 2002.
Rose, Shirley K and Irwin Weiser, Eds. The Writing Program Administrator as Researcher: Inquiry in Action and Reflection. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 1999.
Santana, Christina, Shirley K Rose, and Robert LaBarge. “A Hybrid Mega-Course with Option Studio: Responding Responsibly to an Administrative Mandate.” Writing Studio Sampler: Stories About Change. Mark Sutton and Sally Chandler, eds. WAC Clearinghouse Books. 2018. https://wac.colostate.edu/books/perspectives/studio/
Rose, Shirley K. “What I Learned about Teaching, Administration, and Scholarship from Singing with the Scottsdale Chorus.” Women’s Professional Lives in Rhetoric and Composition: Choice, Chance, and Serendipity. Elizabeth Flynn and Tiffany Bourelle, Eds. Ohio State UP, 2018. https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814213568.html
Rose, Shirley K, Susan Naomi Bernstein, and Brent Chappelow. “Arizona State University Writing Programs in the Department of English.” Writing Program Architecture: Thirty Cases for Reference and Research. Bryna Siegel Finer and Jamie White-Farnham, eds. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2017. https://writingprogramarchitecture.com/arizona-state-university-writing-programs/
Rose, Shirley K. “Understanding Accreditation’s History and Role in Higher Education: How It Matters to College Writing Programs.” Reclaiming Accountability: Improving Writing Programs through Accreditation and Large-Scale Assessments. Wendy Sharer, Tracy Ann Morse, Michelle F. Eble, and William P. Banks, Eds. Logan: Utah State UP, 2016: 52-63. (This collection won the 2018 Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Best Book Award.)
Rose, Shirley K. “What Is a Writing Program History?” A Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators, Rita Malenczyk, Ed. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2013. 239-251.
Curtis, Susan, Shirley Rose, and Kristina Bross. “Publicly Engaged Graduate Research and the Transformation of the American Academy.” Collaborative Futures: Critical Reflections on Publicly Active Graduate Education, Amanda Gilvin, Georgia M. Roberts, and Craig Martin, Eds. Syracuse, NY: Graduate School Press of Syracuse University, 2012. 83-101.
Morris, Sammie L. and Shirley K Rose. “Invisible Hands: Recognizing Archivists’ Work to Make Records Accessible.” Working in the Archives: Practical Research Methods for Rhetoric and Composition, Alexis E. Ramsey, Wendy B. Sharer, Barbara L’Eplattenier, and Lisa S. Mastrangelo, Eds. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2009. 51-78.
Rose, Shirley K. “Creating a Context: The Institutional Logic of the Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Development of the Consultant-Evaluator Service.” The Promise and Perils of Writing Program Administration, Theresa Enos and Shane Borrowman, Eds. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2008. 21-46.
Blackmon, Samantha and Shirley K Rose. “Plug and Play: Technology and Mentoring of Teaching Assistants” (co-authored with Samantha Blackmon). Don’t Call It that: The Composition Practicum, Sid Dobrin, Ed. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2005.
Rose, Shirley K and Irwin Weiser. “Beyond ‘Winging It’: The Place of Writing Program Administration in Rhetoric and Composition Graduate Programs.” Culture Shock: Training the New Wave in Rhetoric and Composition, Susan Romano and Virginia Anderson, Eds. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2005.
Rose, Shirley K. “Representing the Intellectual Work of Writing Program Administration: Professional Narratives of George Wykoff at Purdue 1933-1967.” Historical Studies of Writing Program Administration. Barbara L’Eplattenier and Lisa Mastrangelo, Eds. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2004. 221-39.
Rose, Shirley K, and Irwin Weiser. “WPA as Researcher and Archivist.” The Writing Program Administrator's Resource: A Guide to Reflective Institutional Practice. Theresa Enos and Stuart Brown, Eds. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 2002. 275-90.
Weiser, Irwin and Shirley K Rose. “Theorizing Writing Program Theorizing.” Writing Program Administrator as Theorist. Shirley K Rose and Irwin Weiser, Eds. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook-Heinemann, 2002. 183-95.
Rose, Shirley K. “Mentoring for Teaching Assistants in the Introductory Writing Program at Purdue University.” Teaching Writing Teachers: Composition Pedagogy Courses and Programs. Robert Tremmel and Bill Broz, Eds. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2002. 86-92.
Rose, Shirley K, and Margaret Finders. “Thinking Together: Developing A Reciprocal Reflective Model for Approaches to Preparing College Teachers of Writing.” Preparing College Teachers of Writing: Histories, Theories, Programs, and Practices. Sarah Liggett and Betty Pytlik, Eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. 75-85.
Rose, Shirley K. “The Role of Citations in Disciplinary Economies.” Perspectives on Plagiarism and Intellectual Property in a Postmodern World. Alice Roy and Lise Buranen, Eds. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1999. 241-49.
Rose, Shirley K. “Two Disciplinary Narratives for Non-Standard English in the Classroom.” History, Reflection, and Narrative: The Professionalization of Composition, 1963-1983. Mary Rosner, Beth Boehm and Debra Journet, Eds. Stamford, CT: Ablex, 1999. 187-203.
Rose, Shirley K. “Preserving Our Histories of Institutional Change: Enabling Research in the Writing Program Archives.” The Writing Program Administrator as Researcher: Inquiry in Action and Reflection. Shirley K Rose and Irwin Weiser, Eds. Portsmouth, NJ: Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 1999: 107-118.
Rose, Shirley K and Janice Lauer. “Feminist Methodology: Dilemmas for Graduate Researchers.” Under Construction: Working at the Intersections of Composition Theory, Research, and Practice. Christine Farris and Chris M. Anson, Eds. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 1998. 136-49.
Rose, Shirley K. “Indiscretions: A Story of Investigating Gender and Literacy.” Situated Stories Valuing Diversity in Composition Research. Emily Decker and Kathleen Geissler, Eds. Portsmouth, NJ: Heinemann, 1998. 1-10.
Rose, Shirley K. “Toward a Revision Decision Model of Collaboration.” Authority and Textuality: Current Perspectives on Collaborative Writing. James S. Leonard, Ed. West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press, 1994. 85-100.
Articles in Journals
Stancliff, Michael, Erin Whittig, Lisa McIntyre, Shirley Rose, and Duane Roen. “Collaborative Assessment of Dual Enrollment: The View from Arizona.” The Journal of Writing Assessment 10.1 (December 2017). http://journalofwritingassessment.org/article.php?article=117
Rose, Shirley K and Kristen Benson. “Hearing the Bass Line: Giving Attention to Writing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.” WPA: Writing Program Administration 40.2 (Spring 2017): 179-191.
Rose, Shirley K. “Aspen and Honeysuckle: How Faculty Development for Teaching Writing Grows (Interview with Jessie Moore and Chris Anson).” WPA: Writing Program Administration 39.2 (Spring 2016): 134-139.
Rose, Shirley K. “Imperative as a River: Interview with Heidi Estrem.” WPA: Writing Program Administration 38.2 (Spring 2015): 1730182.
Rose, Shirley K. “Postscript: Connecting Knowledges of the Suffrage Movement, Then and Now.” Peitho 17. 1 (Fall/Winter 2014): 104-109. http://peitho.cwshrc.org/files/2015/01/peitho17.1_final_96res.pdf
Graban, Tarez Samra and Shirley K Rose. “Editors’ Introduction: The Critical Place of the Networked Archive.” Peitho 17.1 (Fall/Winter 2014): 2-13.
Rose, Shirley K and Joyce Walker. “Flat and Fertile: A Conversation About the Writing Program at Illinois State University” WPA: Writing Program Administration 37.2 (Spring 2014): 141-156.
Rose, Shirley K, Lisa S. Mastrangelo, and Barbara L’Eplattenier. “Directing First-Year Writing: The New Limits of Authority.” College Composition and Communication 65:1 (September 2013): 43-66.
Rose, Shirley K. “Low Country Boil with Peanuts: Interview with Michael Pemberton and Janice Walker” (interview with 2013 WPA Conference local hosts about the place of writing in their institution. WPA: Writing Program Administration 36.2 (Spring 2013): 142-159.
Rose, Shirley. Review essay: “The WPA Within: WPA Identities and Implications for Graduate Education in Rhetoric and Composition.” College English 75.2 (2012): 218-230.
Rose, Shirley K and Chuck Paine. “On the Crossroads and at the Heart: A Conversation with the 2012 WPA Summer Conference Local Host about the Place of the Writing Program at the University of New Mexico.” WPA: Writing Program Administration 35.2 (Spring 2012): 160-178.
Rose, Shirley K, Irwin Peckham, and James C. McDonald. “Crabgrass and Gumbo: Interviews with 2011 WPA Conference Local Hosts about the Place of Writing Programs at the Home Institutions.” WPA: Writing Program Administration 34.2 (Spring 2011): 126-152.
Charlton, Jonikka and Shirley K Rose. “Twenty More Years in the WPA’s Progress.” WPA: Writing Program Administration 33.1-2 (Fall/Winter 2009): 114-145.
Rose, Shirley K. “An Essay on an Essay about Essays: Response to Richard Miller's ‘On Asking Impertinent Questions’.” Part of a three-part interchange with Richard Miller and Irvin Peckham. College Composition and Communication 57.1 (2005): 142-168.
Finders, Margaret J. and Shirley K Rose. “‘If I Were the Teacher’: Situated Performances as Pedagogical Tools for Teacher Preparation.” English Education 31.3 (April 1999): 205-222.
Rose, Shirley K, and Margaret J. Finders. “Learning from Experience: Using Situated Performances in Writing Teacher Development.” WPA: Writing Program Administration 22.1/2 (Fall/Winter 1998): 33-52.
Rose, Shirley K. “What’s Love Got to Do With It? Scholarly Citation Practices as Courtship Rituals.” Language and Learning Across the Disciplines 1.3 (August 1996): 34-48.
Buckles-Slagle, Diane and Shirley K Rose. “Domesticating English Studies.” Journal of Teaching Writing 13.1 & 2 (1994): 147-168.
Rose, Shirley K. “Citation Rituals in Academic Cultures.” Issues in Writing, 6.1 (Fall 1993/Winter 1994): 24-37.
Little, Sherry Burgus and Shirley K Rose. “A Home of Our Own: Establishing a Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University.” WPA: Writing Program Administration. 18.1/2 (Fall/Winter 1994):16-28.
Wyche-Smith, Susan and Shirley K Rose. “Throwing Our Voices: The Effects of Academic Discourse on Personal Voice.” Writing on the Edge 2.1 (Fall 1990): 34-50.
Wyche-Smith, Susan and Shirley K Rose. “One Hundred Ways to Make the Wyoming Resolution a Reality.” College Composition and Communication 41 (October 1990): 318-324.
Rose, Shirley K. “Reading Representative Anecdotes of Literacy Practice; or ‘See Dick and Jane read and write.’” Rhetoric Review 8.2 (Spring 1990): 244-259.
Rose, Shirley K. “The Voice of Authority: Developing a Fully Rhetorical Definition of Voice in Writing.” The Writing Instructor 8.3 (Spring 1989): 111-118.
Arrington, Phillip K. and Shirley K Rose. “Prologues to What is Possible: Introductions as Metadiscourse.” College Composition & Communication 38.3 (October 1987): 306-318.
Rose, Shirley K. “Autobiographical Narrative: A Process of Composing Human Understanding.” Focus 13.3 (Spring 1987): 16-22.
Rose, Shirley K. “Metaphors and Myths of Cross-Cultural Literacy: Autobiographical Narratives by Malcolm X, Richard Rodriguez, and Maxine Hong Kingston.” MELUS 14.1 (Spring 1987): 3-15.
Rose, Shirley K. “Down from the Haymow: One Hundred Years of Sentence Combining,” College English 45.5 (September 1983): 483-491. (“Comment & Response” to this essay was published in CE, Nov. 1985.)
Reviews and Review Essays
Rev. of WAC and Second Language Writers: Research towards Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices, edited by Terry Myers Zawacki and Michelle Cox, for Composition Studies 44.1 (2016): 181-84.
Rev. of First Semester: Graduate Students, Teaching Writing, and the Challenge of Middle Ground, Jessica Restaino, for Rhetoric Review 22.2 (2013): 227-30.
“Review Essay: The WPA Within: WPA Identities and Implications for Graduate Education in Rhetoric and Composition.” College English 75.2 (Nov 2012): 218-230.
Rev. of The Young Composers: Composition's Beginning in the Nineteenth-Century Schools, Lucille M. Schulz, for College Composition and Communication 51.4 (June 2000): 665-668.
Rev. of Scenarios for Teaching Writing: Contexts for Discussion and Reflective Practice, Chris M. Anson, Joan Graham, David A. Joliffe, Nancy Shapiro, and Carolyn Smith, for Issues in Writing 7.2. (Spring/Summer 1996).
Rev. of Introduction to Composition Studies, eds. Erika Lindemann and Gary Tate, for Issues in Writing 5.2 (Spring/Summer 1993).
Rev. of The Writing Teacher as Researcher, ed. Donald Daiker and Max Morenberg for College Composition and Communication 41 (April 1991).
Rev. of Recognizing Biography, William Epstein, for Journal of Narrative Technique, Fall 1988.
“Foreword” to Defining, Locating, and Addressing Bullying in the WPA Workplace, a collection edited by Cristyn Elder and Beth Davilla. Utah State University Press, 2018. https://upcolorado.com/utah-state-university-press/item/3529-defining-locating-and-addressing-bullying-in-the-wpa-workplace
Rose, Shirley K. “All Writers Have More to Learn.” Concept discussion for Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies, Eds. Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle. Logan, UT: USU Press, 2015.
Co-Editor with Tarez Samra Graban, Special Issue of Peitho, The Journal of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, on “The Critical Place of the Networked Archive.” 17. 1 (Fall/Winter 2014).
Guest Editor, 30th Anniversary Issue, The Writing Instructor (December 2011)
Rose, Shirley K. Contribution on Donald Stewart for “CCCC Members’ Memories of Chairs Addresses” in Introduction to Views from the Center: The CCCC Chairs’ Addresses 1977-2005, Duane Roen, Ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006. pp, 36-37.
Rose, Shirley K. “Teaching beyond the Happy Ending?” Finding Our Way: A Writing Teacher’s Sourcebook. Wendy Bishop and Deborah Coxwell Teague, Eds. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. 115-116.
Rose, Shirley K. “Comp Tale #33.” Comp Tales: An Introduction to College Composition Through its Stories. Richard Haswell and Min-Zhan Lu, Eds. New York: Longman, 2000. 42-3.
Rose, Shirley K. “San Diego State University: English and Comparative Literature Faculty Development Plan for TAs.” Campus Use of the Teaching Portfolio: Twenty-Five Profiles. American Association for Higher Education. 1992.
Editor, Evaluation Issue, The Writing Instructor, 3.3 (Spring 1984).
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Arizona State University
Editorships and Editorial Board Memberships
Member, Editorial Board of WPA: Writing Program Administration 2002-2014 (includes reviewing 4-6 mss. each year)
Member, Editorial Board of Journal of Teaching Writing 1995-2003
Chair, Publications Board of Journal of Narrative Technique 1986-87
Member, Editorial Board of Journal of Narrative Technique 1986-87
Co-founder and Editorial Board Member of The Writing Instructor 1981-84
Reading Manuscripts for Journals
Manuscript Reviews for Scholarly Presses
Activities for Professional Organizations • Co-chair for 10th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, co-sponsored by the Arizona State University Department of English and the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, October 28-3, 2015 in Tempe Campus of ASU. • Co-nominator for CCCC Exemplar Award 2015 (Nov 2014). Our nominee Sharon Crowley, ASU Professor Emerita, won the award. • Nominator of book for Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Best Book Award 2014 (November 2014) • Chair, Conference on College Composition and Communication Nominating Committee 2014 • Chair, CCCC Task Force of Organizational Transparency 2013-14 • Member, CCCC Book Award Committee, 2013 • Member, WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service Advisory Committee, 2010-present • Member, Research Grants Committee, Council of Writing Program Administrators, 2010-2011 • Member, Nominating Committee, Council of Writing Program Administrators, 2012 • Member, 2010 CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence Selection Committee, 2009 • Chair, Nominating Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English, 9/2008-8/2009 (elected) • President, Council of Writing Program Administrators, July 2005-June 2007 • Executive Board Member, Council of Writing Program Administrators, 1999-2002, 2003-present • Publications Committee, Executive Board, Council of Writing Program Administrators, 2007-2009 • Chair of WPA’s Best Article and Best Book Awards Committee, 2000-2002 • Chair of Selection Committee for WPA Graduate Writing Award, 2008 • Member, Executive Committee of Conference on College Composition and Communication, January 2002-December 2004 • CCCC Public Policy Committee member, January 2004-2006 • Local Arrangements Co-Chair for Council of Writing Program Administrators’ 1999 Summer Workshop and Conference (hosted at Purdue) • Member, 1993 Outstanding Book Award Committee of Conference on College Composition and Communication • Member, Local Committee for 1993 Conference on College Composition and Communication in San Diego
• 8/09- Professor of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ • 8/05-5/09 Professor of English, Purdue University (Professor Emerita 5/09-present) • 8/94-8/05 Associate Professor of English, Purdue University 9/88-6/94 Associate Professor, San Diego State University: Dept. of Rhetoric and Writing Studies 9/93-6/94; Dept. of English and Comparative Literature 9/88-8/93 • 9/84-8/88 Assistant Professor of English, Eastern Michigan University • 9/80-5/84 Assistant Lecturer for Freshman Writing Program and Senior Lecturer for Master of Liberal Arts Program, University of Southern California • 9/78-5/80 Instructor, Northwestern College, Roseville, MN • 9/76-5/78 Instructor, Kansas State University Extension at Old Trooper University, Fort Riley, Kansas (law enforcement officers, federal civil service and military personnel) • OTHER ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE (see detail under "Assigned Administration") • Writing Programs Director, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ, 8/09 - present • Director of Composition, Purdue 8/95-7/98; 8/02-8/05 • Assistant Head, Department of English, Purdue 7/99-6/2002 • Associate Director of Composition, Purdue 8/94-7/95 • Graduate Director, Dept. of Rhetoric and Writing Studies, SDSU 9/93-6/94 • Director of Composition Faculty Development, English and Comp Lit, SDSU 9/89-8/93 • Director of Composition, English and Comp Lit, SDSU 9/88-8/89 • Director of Graduate Assistants, English, Eastern Michigan University 6/85-8/88
SERVICE and Other Professional Activities
Service to Arizona State University
English Department Writing, Rhetoric and Literacies Area Committee (member)
Graduate PhD Admissions Committee, Rhetoric and Composition, 2012
English Department Writing Programs Committee (chair)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Committee on Committees, 2012-15
University Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, 2011-13, Chair 2014-15
Univ. Senate Grievance Clearinghouse Committee, 2014-15
English Dept Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition 2011
English Dept Search Committee for Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition 2011
Director, WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, July 2014 -- present
AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) Systems Appraiser and Check-up Visitor, Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, April 2007- present (completed 16 systems portfolio appraisals and 10 Action Projects Reviews)
PEAQ Peer Reviewer, Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, November 2007-present (completed site visits April 2011 and April 2015)
Member, Consultant Evaluator Service, Council of Writing Program Administrators, 2004-present (completed ten site visits and reviews of writing programs)
Review Team, Department of English, University of Memphis, February 2011
Review Team, Writing Program, University of Texas – San Antonio, March 2011
Review Team, Department of English, Boise State University, November 2012
Review Team, English Department, City College of New York, April 2013
Consultant for Academic Program Review, English Department, Metropolitan State University of Denver, October 2013
Co-leader, WPA Summer Workshop of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, July 2011 and July 2012