Bridget Conway Rose was named Samford University’s inaugural Director of the Academic Success Center in 2009. In this role, she oversees a variety of resources designed to facilitate students’ successful transitions through the university. Under her leadership the ASC developed a tutoring program in collaboration with academic departments, created two early move-in academic enrichment opportunities for first year students, and expanded the Foundations 101 first year experience course to include a second-semester vocational exploration course, a sophomore seminar, and a peer mentoring course for upperclassmen.
Rose has taught Cultural Perspectives (Samford’s freshman year core texts course) since 2002; she currently holds the rank of assistant professor in the Core Curriculum. She also teaches Western Intellectual Tradition I and II courses (“The Heritage of Greece and Rome” and “Christianity from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance”) in the University Fellows Honors Program. She has co-taught “Narratives of the East" in Southeast Asia, and created a General Education Humanities course, “Sacred Italy: Saints and Martyrs,” to take students to Rome, Florence and Assisi. Her research interest is early Christian martyrdom, specifically St. Perpetua. She holds a B.A. in English and sociology from Mobile College and the M.T.S. degree from Samford’s Beeson Divinity School.