- Ph.D., Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, University of Utah
- M.A., Geography, San Diego State University
- B.S., Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jeff Rose, Ph.D. is an assistant professor-lecturer in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism and an affiliate faculty with the Global Change and Sustainability Center at the University of Utah. Prior to this position, he taught geography and environmental studies at Davidson College in North Carolina. Jeff’s research agenda explores productions of social and environmental (in)justice through the interlocking systemic inequities associated with class, race, political economy, and relationships to nonhuman nature. He has pursued a diverse set of questions that critically examine issues of public space, productions of nature, connection to place, neoliberalism, and various non-normative behaviors. Empirically, this research has resulted in examinations of homelessness across the urban-wildland interface, illegal marijuana production on federal lands, attachment to place in outdoor environments, white privilege in outdoor education, and others. Jeff's teaching experiences critically examine nature-society relationships, employing community-engaged learning with often underrepresented communities whenever possible. He has instructed courses in political ecology, critical social theory, wilderness, qualitative research methods, environmental social studies research methods, leadership, youth development, and people, place, and the environment, among others. Outside of academia, Jeff is an outdoor enthusiast, with interests and teaching experience in rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, and sea kayaking, with more recent personal interests in trail running, canyoneering, and urban farming.