Kathleen Rose

Assistant Professor


B.S. and M.S. in Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University
Ph.D. in Mass Communications, Department of Life Sciences Communication (LSC), University of Wisconsin-Madison

KATHLEEN ROSE is an assistant professor of strategic communication and science communication in the Missouri School of Journalism. Rose’s research focuses on science and risk communication, addressing the intersection between science, media, and the public. Her work investigates both scientists’ public engagement efforts and public attitudes and understanding of science with respect to controversial scientific and environmental issues. Rose received her PhD in Mass Communications with a focus on science communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a postdoctoral fellowship and lecturer position in the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College.

Rose has published in peer-reviewed journals including Science CommunicationPublic Understanding of Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Updated: November 16, 2023