William Rose is a Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department. Rose began teaching at Albion College in the Fall of 2001. His areas of interest and expertise (both teaching and research) are in contemporary legal and political theory, the history of American political and legal thought, and socio-legal studies/law and society. The courses he teaches range from introductory courses in American politics and the history of western political thought, to upper level seminars on theories of crime and punishment, and privacy and the surveillance society. He is the founding director of Albion's academic interdisciplinary concentration in Law, Justice, and Society (see the Program Statement), and also serves as the College's 'Pre-Law' advisor.
Rose has been professionally active during his time at Albion, with long time professional memberships in the Law & Society Association, the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, & Humanities, and the American Political Science Association. In addition, he has served a three-year term (2006-2009) on the American Political Science Association's 'Teaching and Learning Committee,' and has also served as both Secretary (2007-2009) and President (2009-2011) of the Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs.