Rose, Patrick

Assistant Vice-president of International Affairs, Chair of International Doctorate Programs, Assistant Professor

General Information


(2016) Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology, Auburn University(2004) Master of Science, Instructional and Performance Technology, Boise State University(1994) Bachelor of Arts, Social Work, Boise State University(1992) Bachelor of Arts, History, Boise State University

Research Interests

Human-technology interaction, Psychology of technology, Social marketing, Big data for social change,  Survey research, Social Psychology,  Sociology of Technology,  Human Performance and Education Technology,  Workplace Learning, Decisions-making, Discourse Analysis, Technological Design


Business School of Lausanne DBA

PhD in Business Administration

Seoul Business School


Prior to joining aSSIST as Assistant VP for International Affairs and Chair of International Doctorate Programs in 2020, Dr. Patrick Rose was Executive Advisor for Advancement and External Affairs in the Office of the President at Incheon National University from 2017-2019. During this period (2018-2020), he also served as a Research Professor for Technological Systems Management (TSM) Graduate Program at Stony Brook University (SBU) in Korea. Prior to coming to Korea, he was the manager of for Auburn University (AU) Outreach and PI of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Project (BTOP) from 2008 to 2016. At AU, Dr. Rose worked with many different industry, academic and government clients to design, plan and implement high-quality applied research projects. His expertise is in survey research methods, including sample design, survey instrument construction, the data collection process, data coding, statistical analysis and report writing. While at AU, Dr. Rose received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology where he completed his dissertation research on the intersections of technology, public policy and teacher discourses in education. Dr. Rose’s research interest is in investigating how people rationally apply technology to improve productivity and how technology mediates human behavior. In his dissertation, he describes how education, like many other fields of work, is becoming an increasingly technology-mediated and how this powerful force of change is reshaping human interaction and relationships in the workplace. His dissertation is significant in that it demonstrates how the current technology shift is influencing ways of thinking about the nature and meaning of education and about the various possible representations of teachers’ professional identities. Earlier, Dr. Rose was a public relations coordinator and substance abuse prevention researcher for the Division of Student Affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) from 2004 to 2008; and before then he was the Director of Community Solutions for United Way of Treasure Valley (UWTV). In these positions, Dr. Rose managed custom research studies for a wide variety of nonprofit, private and government entities including serving five years as the lead researcher for Idaho Kids Count. He managed relationships with over 90 nonprofit organizations addressing issues including poverty, homelessness, public health, HIV/AIDS prevention, domestic violence, early childhood development and substance abuse; and developed and managed an outcomes evaluation system that included training nonprofit administrators in program evaluation. He has also conducted various community needs assessments as part of broader strategic planning projects for several nonprofit and government organizations. Dr. Rose has a Master’s degree in Instructional and Performance Technology (IPT) from Boise State University (BSU) School of Engineering and he holds two undergraduate degrees in Social Work and History, also from BSU. After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Social Work, Dr. Rose spent two years in the U.S. Peace Corps during which he worked for the Malawi Ministry Health in Central Africa on HIV/AIDS prevention, reproductive health, drinking water quality and immunization initiatives.

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