Dr. Kevin Rose is an assistant professor of organizational leadership in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Before joining the IUPUI campus, he spent eight years at the University of Louisville. He has also worked in various training and development areas including executive education and small business development. Dr. Rose completed his doctorate from the University of Arkansas in 2012. He is active in organizations such as the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), and the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Dr. Rose currently serves on the board of directors of AHRD.

 Dr. Rose’s research focuses on understanding and improving the lives of people at work, with emphasis on constructs such as organizational citizenship behaviors, leadership, and engagement. He has published in Human Resource Development Quarterly and Human Resource Development Review, among other scholarly outlets. His has won research awards as well as had his research featured in the popular press. His current research interests include dysfunctional leadership and other workplace interpersonal dynamics; issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion for employees; and developing strong academic programs to serve adult learners. He currently teaches courses in Global Leadership; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Organizational Leaders; and Managerial Training and Development.


  • B.S. International Business & German, Oral Roberts University, 2004
  • MPA Public Administration, University of Arkansas, 2009
  • Ed.D. Workforce Development, University of Arkansas, 2012


  • Human Resource Development
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Orgnizational Citizenship
  • Training and Development


  • Designing effective and engaging learning interventions
  • Corporate learning and development
  • Faculty development