Jonathan Rose
Associate Professor of Political Science
Department: Political Science
Office:  Founders 111
P.O. Box:  6662
Phone:  (828) 689-1338
  • Education: B.S., East Tennessee State University, 2007
  • M.P.A., University of Tennessee, 2010
  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2018

Jonathan Rose is originally from Knoxville, TN. He earned his B.S. in political science from East Tennessee State University in 2007. He worked in the information technology field for two and a half years before pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. After earning his MPA, Jonathan began working as a program evaluator and compliance officer for a Knoxville nonprofit agency. During his time as an evaluator, he collected data on a variety of agency program outcomes and prepared reports for local, state, and federal grant funders and contracting agencies. As a compliance officer, he served as a liaison between the non-profit and the Tennessee Departments of Children’s Services and Mental Health as well as being responsible for performing agency inspections and investigations. Jonathan decided to pursue his Ph.D. in political science in 2014 at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. His dissertation, “Supreme Court Evaluation of Federal Agency Action,” combined his interest in public law, bureaucratic power, and the role of unelected actors in shaping policy outcomes. Jonathan joined the Mars Hill University faculty in the 2017/2018 academic year and teaches classes in U.S. politics and public administration. In addition to his work at Mars Hill, he has taught classes in political science at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and East Tennessee State University.