Deondra Rose

Deondra Rose

Assistant Professor of Political Science

External Address: 
226 Sanford Building, Box 90245, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90245, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-7395

Deondra Rose is an Assistant Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy with a secondary appointment in the Department of Political Science.  Her research focuses on the feedback effects of landmark social policies on the American political landscape.  In addition to U.S. public/social policy, Rose's research and teaching interests include higher education policy, American political development (APD), political behavior, identity politics (e.g., gender, race, and socioeconomic status), and inequality.She is the author of Citizens by Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship (Oxford University Press, 2018), which examines the development of landmark U.S. higher education policies--including the National Defense Education Act of 1958, the Higher Education Act of 1965, and Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments--and their impact on the progress that women have made since the mid-twentieth century.  Rose's research has appeared in Studies in American Political Development, the Journal of Policy History, the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, and PS: Political Science & Politics.


  • Ph.D., Cornell University 2012
  • M.A., Cornell University 2010
  • A.B., University of Georgia at Athens 2005

Rose, D. Citizenship by degree: U.S. higher education policy and the changing gender dynamics of American citizenship. 2018, pp. 1–289. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oso/9780190650940.001.0001. Full Text

Goss, K. A., et al. “Bringing Organizations Back In: Multilevel Feedback Effects on Individual Civic Inclusion.” Policy Studies Journal, vol. 47, no. 2, May 2019, pp. 451–70. Scopus, doi:10.1111/psj.12312. Full Text

Rose, D. “Policy Feedback and the Racialization of Affirmative Action, 1961-1980.” International Journal of Public Administration, Jan. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1080/01900692.2019.1668411. Full Text

Rose, D. “Keys That Jingle and Fold: Federal Student Aid and the Expansion of Educational Opportunity for Black Women.” Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, vol. 38, no. 3, July 2017, pp. 363–84. Scopus, doi:10.1080/1554477X.2016.1219592. Full Text

Rose, D. “Higher Education and the Transformation of American Citizenship.” Ps  Political Science and Politics, vol. 50, no. 2, Apr. 2017, pp. 403–07. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S1049096516002900. Full Text

Rose, D. “The Public Policy Roots of Women's Increasing College Degree Attainment: The National Defense Education Act of 1958 and the Higher Education Act of 1965.” Studies in American Political Development, vol. 30, no. 1, Apr. 2016, pp. 62–93. Manual, doi:10.1017/S0898588X1600002X. Full Text

Rose, D. “Regulating opportunity: Title IX and the birth of gender-conscious higher education policy.” Journal of Policy History, vol. 27, no. 1, Dec. 2015, pp. 157–83. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0898030614000396. Full Text

Rose, D., and D. Phillip Ayoub. “In Defense of 'Me' Studies.” Inside Higher Ed.

Selected Grants

Educating Black Elites: HBCUs, Public Policy, and the Redistribution of American Political Power awarded by National Academy of Education (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2019