Sara Rosen is Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Georgia State University. In her role as dean, she has implemented strategic initiatives in faculty diversity, career-empowering education, development of professionally oriented master’s programs and online programs, and increased scholarly and research productivity across the disciplines in the college. She has launched a number of research centers in the college, including the Humanities Research Center, the Center for Studies on Africa and Its Diaspora, and others.
Rosen previously served as senior vice provost for academic affairs and interim provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas. At Kansas, she provided key leadership in areas including undergraduate curriculum reform, undergraduate support services, graduate education, academic program review, strategic planning and implementation, promoting growth of impactful research, and campus-wide diversity and inclusion efforts.
Rosen received her Ph.D. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science from Brandeis University. Her primary research is in theoretical syntax, focusing on the clausal functional architecture and its contribution to argument and event interpretation across indigenous languages of the Americas, as well as English, Asian, and Romance languages.