Rose appointed associate dean

College of Business Dean Eric Spangenberg has announced the appointment of Jerman Rose to associate dean, with responsibilities including undergraduate programs, international business, and entrepreneurship initiatives.

“Dr. Rose brings tremendous experience and expertise to the role,” said Spangenberg. “I am delighted he has agreed to serve the institution in this capacity. Jerman is an acclaimed teacher with significant international experience and contacts. His experience teaching, researching, and practicing entrepreneurship will be invaluable as he explores ways to elevate entrepreneurial and international initiatives within the College of Business and across Washington State University. Both undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as our external constituencies, will benefit from his leadership.”

Rose said he is pleased to be offered the opportunity to contribute to the development of undergraduate programs in the associate dean role.

“After 19 years of service to the college, I have never been more optimistic about the direction of the college,” he said, “and our commitment to prepare students to think globally and act with entrepreneurial spirit.”

Rose has served as director of external programs for the college since 2003. In this role, he led the development of online programs, including curriculum development, faculty engagement, and program growth. A business owner himself, Rose has led the College’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies since 1999, organized an award-winning local chapter of Students in Free Enterprise, and teaches and lectures on entrepreneurship. In 2004, he was selected as a Fulbright Scholar with a five-month assignment to lecture at Can Tho University in Vietnam.

With a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, he joined Washington State University in 1987 and has taught marketing, international business, and entrepreneurship courses. He serves as a member of WSU’s steering committee for the Center for Integrated Biotechnology. Fluent in Russian, he has studied Mandarin Chinese and Vietnamese. His work has taken him to Europe, Vietnam, and other Asian countries.

Rose and his wife Margie have five children and five grandchildren, and have lived in Pullman for the past eighteen years. More information about Dr. Rose’s teaching and research is available online at