Dr. Frankie Rose was born and raised in Missouri. He graduated from Sunnydale Academy and lived in Missouri until he came to Union College to study Biology. He completed his B.S. degree in 2002. Rose then went on to the University of Missouri where, in 2009, he completed his Ph.D. in Microbiology. Rose’s main focus was Human Molecular Genetics. He spent 2010 doing Postdoctoral Research at the University of Missouri .
This is Dr. Rose’s first teaching job. He says that teaching is enjoyable, but it has been tough trying to get used to everything. Designing courses and giving tests is a little challenging for Dr. Rose, because he wants to challenge students with appropriate expectations, not making his courses too easy nor to hard. Over the last couple months he has learned a lot about the education process.
Dr. Rose and his wife, Ellen Rose are expecting a new addition to their family on July 14, 2011. He is very excited about the new baby girl.
One major reason Dr. Rose likes working at Union is the students. He says the students are extremely positive and are easy to get along with. The main reason he is teaching here at Union College rather than any other college is that the school, like himself, is focused on spiritual matters. He knows there are a number of jobs he could have, but he wants to use the skills that he has to help others and teach in a spiritual atmosphere like Union.