D. Gregory Rose

Associate Professor of History and Political Science

Dr. Rose teaches history, political science, and a religion course on Islam. Formerly a Middle East specialist for the U.S. Air Force and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Dr. Rose’s research interests are Islamism and democratization.


  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
  • B.A., Religion, Bryn Athyn College


  • Finished reading several library books before they were due
  • Won all-expenses-paid trip to Baghdad, Iraq from US Air Force
  • One of few people on the planet without Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Democracy and social capital
  • Middle East studies
  • Islamism