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About Gary L. Rose

Dr. Gary L. Rose, is Professor of Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and served as Chair for many years. 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.


1982 - Present Professor & Chair Government, Sacred Heart University Department of Government, College of Arts & Sciences

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Honors and Awards

  • 2011 CT Professor of the Year 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)


1982 Ph.D., Miami University of Ohio
M.A., Kansas State University

Contact Information

Political Science & Global Affairs
Martire Center BUCM*W342
College of Arts and Sciences


Presentations (2)

Podcasts (1)

Books (13)

Contributions to Books (4)