Katherine Rose, PhD

Katherine Rose

Professor of Child Development and Family Studies

Office:WH 015B
Phone: 940-898-3154


PhD, Purdue University, Child Development and Family Studies
MS, Purdue University, Child Development and Family Studies
MS, University of North Texas, Human Development and Family Studies
BS, Baylor University, Child and Family Studies

Research Interest

Parental decision-making about non-parental child care arrangements; child care quality; professional development of child care providers


Katie Rose is a professor in child development. She teaches both online and face-to-face courses on topics related to lifespan development, early child development, development of infants and toddlers, research methods, and other topics related to how children develop and grow. She spent the early part of her career working in child care centers as a teacher and administrator. She also completed both a practicum and internship in Child Life as part of her academic preparation. She has presented her research findings in national and international forums, as well as in peer-reviewed professional journals such as The Journal of Family Issues and Community, Work, and Family. She continues to stay in touch with practitioners in the field through her work as a trainer for professionals currently working in the child care field.

Selected Publications

  • Muro, J., Muro, L., Rose, K.K., Webster, L, & Allen, C. (2017). Use of child centered play therapy responses in a child care setting. Dimensions of Early Childhood, 45(2), 13-19.
  • Rose, K.K., Barahona, D., & Muro, J. (published online before print June, 16, 2016). Peer perceptions of students receiving pull out services in elementary school:  A multi-age study. International Journal of Inclusive Education doi: 10.1080/13603116.2016.1197323.
  • Rose, K. K., Johnson, A., Muro, J., & Buckley, R. (published online before print March 18, 2016). Decision making about non-parental child care by fathers: What is important to fathers in a non-parental child care program. Journal of Family Issues. doi: 10.1177/0192513X16640014.
  • Rose, K.K. (2016). Preschool administration. Sage Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Rose, K.K. (2016). Child care. The Encyclopedia of Family Studies. Hoboken, NJ:Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Vittrup, B., Snider, S., & Rose, K., & Rippy, J. (2016, Published online before print April 15, 2014). Parental perceptions of the role of media in their young children’s lives. Journal of Early Childhood Research,14(1), 43-54.
  • Rose, K.K., Vittrup, B., & Leveridge, T. (2013). Parental decision making about technology and quality in child care programs. Child and Youth Care Forum, 42(4), 475-488. doi: 10.1007/s10566-013-9214-1.

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