Duncan Rose ‘loved Newman since the first day on campus’

May 01, 2014

Associate Professor of Counseling and Coordinator of the Counseling Program Duncan Rose, Ed.D. has spent his entire teaching career – 23 years – at Newman University.

While 23 years in education is an impressive accomplishment, teaching has actually been Rose’s third career, having previously explored many avenues in the English and counseling fields.

DuncanRose-72Rose, who will retire from Newman at the end of this semester, stayed with the university for several reasons. The most important one, however, is probably obvious to the many students he has taught over the years.

“There’s very little [about teaching] that I don’t like,” Rose said. “The students have been the most rewarding part.”

Rose earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Humanities from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. He received his Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Training and Development from Webster University in Wichita. He then went on to complete his Masters of Social Work in Family Policy, and earned his Doctor of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University of Sarasota in Sarasota, Fla.

Before coming to Newman, Rose worked in hospitals and in private practices. He is a licensed clinical addictions counselor through the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board and a member of the American Counseling Association. He is the chair of education programs with the Kansas Association of Addictions Professionals and a member of the Editorial Board with the Journal of Border Research.

During his time at Newman, Rose taught a long list of classes including Theories of Therapy, Ethics in the Social Services, General Psychology and Sociology of the Family.

He has been involved with the Kansas Healthy Marriage Institute, and his book, Ethical Issues in the Helping Professions, is currently under review for publication. He has also published articles on counseling ethics and chemical dependency in teenagers.

Rose said he has greatly enjoyed his time at Newman.

“I loved Newman since the first day I stepped on campus,” he said. “[Last week,] my students had a surprise party to thank me. It was the first time since I could remember that I was speechless. That’s something that only happens with my type of students and this type of place. I’m going to miss it.”

Rose said he is leaving Newman because he felt that it was time to do something else. He said he plans to continue a couple of consulting opportunities at a methadone clinic in Wichita. He said he is also working with some other individuals on starting a free clinic for substance abuse.

“In Washington, Kan., there is a center for training social service dogs,” Rose added. “I really want to learn how to do that, raise those dogs and then send them on their mission to help other people.”