Brian C. Rosenberg

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Brian Clifford Rosenberg, a scholar on Charles Dickens, has written numerous articles on the Victorian author and other subjects as well as two books, Mary Lee Settle’s Beulah Quintet: The Price of Freedom (1991) and Little Dorrit's Shadows: Character and Contradiction in Dickens (1996).[1] He was elected to the board of trustees of The Dickens Society in 2000.

Rosenberg became the 16th president of Macalester College in August 2003.[1] Before becoming the Macalester president, Rosenberg was dean of the faculty and an English professor at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, a position he held from 1998 to 2003. While in this position, he was responsible for all academic programs, athletics, the library, instructional technology and the Lawrence University art gallery. He directed the design and passage of the university's first new general education requirements in 15 years, created the college's first mentoring program for new faculty and wrote the long-range faculty staffing plan.

Rosenberg began his academic career as an adjunct assistant professor of humanities at The Cooper Union in New York City in 1982. He worked at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, from 1983 to 1998 as an English professor and as chair of the English Department and participated in the development of the college's strategic plan.

A native of New York City, Rosenberg received his B.A. degree from Cornell University and his M.A. and PhD in English from Columbia University.


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