Dr. Suzanne Rose

SuzanneRoseSmallDr. Suzanne Rose, Associate Professor of English
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Ph.D., English, University of Oklahoma
M.A., English, University of Oklahoma
B.A., English, University of Oklahoma

Areas of Concentration

  • 19th century American literature
  • American Studies (U.S.): emphasis on Native American literature and American nature writers
  • American language usage

Publications (recent)

  • “Bishop McRaith’s Model of Service to the Poor.” Western Kentucky Catholic 36.3
    (2009): 4.
  • “Can We Give?” Western Kentucky Catholic 31.8 (2004): 10.
  • “Children Serve as Missionaries During Camp Friendship: Sts. Joseph and
  • Paul Parish Integrates Mandeville Mission Into Vacation Bible School.” Western Kentucky Catholic 31.7 (2004): 29.
  • “Christian Inclusion: Hospitality in Our Worship.” Western Kentucky Catholic 34.2
    (2007): 26-27.
  • “Dorothy Day: Servant of God.” Western Kentucky Catholic 36.1 (2009): 33-34.

Professional Service (Recent)

  • Kentucky Humanities Council Board, 2008-2012
  • Editor and Consultant for Fr. Ken Mikulcik, Catholic Social Teaching According to Dr. Seuss, forthcoming
  • Editor for James Alexander, Stories of a Recovering Fundamentalist: Understanding and Responding to Christian Absolutism, 2008
  • Editor for James Alexander, The Very Small Church Revival Guide, 2005
  • Diocesan Communications Committee/Editorial Consultant 2006-present
  • Editor for Fr. Carl McCarthy, 2006-2008
  • Writer/Editorial consultant for Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church, 2005-2007


  • Nominated for National Catholic Charities Volunteer of the Year by the Diocese of Owensboro, 2006
  • Academic Advisor of the Year 2004
  • Nominated for the American Association of University Women Emerging Scholar Award, 1996

Community Service

  • Collaborated with James Robinson, Executive Director of International Center, to bring a satellite office to Owensboro for resettlement of refugees, 2008-2009
  • Bishop’s Pastoral Council, Diocese of Owensboro 2007-2009
  • Facilitator for Just Faith classes, Diocese of Owensboro, 2005-2009
  • Social Justice Committee, Diocese of Owensboro, 2006-present
  • Mandeville Mission Board, Diocese of Owensboro, 2006-2009
  • Chairperson, Social Justice Committee, Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church, 2005-2008
  • Founding member, St. Benedict’s Homeless Shelter, Owensboro
  • Founder, Refugee Ministry, (housing and sponsoring political refugees)
  • Founder, Pilgrims of Hope (lay missionary association)