Dr. Mark H. Rose

Ph.D., Ohio State University

Areas of Expertise

  • 20th Century US
  • Urban, Business, Political, Social

Email: mrose@fau.edu
Office Phone: (561) 297-4295

faculty photoMark Rose studies and teaches the social and policy bases of American life in the 20th Century. He is the author of more than forty articles in journals such as the Journal of Urban History, Technology and Culture, The Journal of Policy History, and the Journal of Planning History. Rose’s books include Interstate: Highway Politics and Policy Since 1939, 3d.ed.rev (with Raymond Mohl), and Cities of Light and Heat: Domesticating Gas and Electricity in Urban America.  Rose’s research has been supported by grant agencies including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Dr. Rose's recent publications include, (co-author) The Best Transportation System in the World:  Railroads, Trucks, Airlines and American Public Policy in the Twentieth Century (2010); "The President and Transportation Policy: FDR to Obama" for the University of Virginia's Miller Center,In 2013, Rose prepared "The President and Transportation Policy: FDR to Obama" for the University of Virginia's Miller Center, following its biannual Goode transportation conference (http://web1.millercenter.org/conferences/report/conf_2013_transportation.pdf); (co-editor, with Roger Biles), The President and American Capitalism Since 1945 (2017); and Market Rules:  Bankers, Presidents, and the Coming of the Great Recession (November 2018).  Rose's current projects include a book-length study of five American cities since 1945 (also with Roger Biles).  Rose co-edits, "American Business, Politics, and Society," a prize-winning book series published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.  The press has published eighteen books in the series.

Mark is active in several professional associations. Since 2000, he has held elected and appointed positions in the Business History Conference, the Organization of American Historians, the Society for American City and Regional Planning History, and the Urban History Association. Rose edited or co-edited issues of Enterprise & Society, the Journal of Planning History, and the Journal of Urban History, where he also served as a member of the Editorial Board. Mark is past president of the Business History Conference.


Undergraduate Courses

  • American Politics since 1750
  • Urban History of the United States
  • The 1960s
  • Shopping, Travel, and Leisure in Twentieth Century America
  • American Capitalism since 1890

Graduate Courses

Seminar in American History

Curriculum Vitae (Available upon request)