Dr. Rose has been a full-time faculty member at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec since 2003. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences as well as in the Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Sexuality. Prior to coming to Concordia, she taught in the Department of Human Development at Washington State University. Her research interests lie in parent/child relations and child development–primarily in gender and sexual identity development–with a current focus on sexual-minority youth. She studies both risk and resilience in sexual-minority youth, including individual and contextual factors such as victimization, depression, suicide, school attachment, and parental support. She has also written about Canadian family policy with a specific focus on same-sex marriage. In addition to teaching at the university level, Dr. Rose has taught in the public school system in BC. She is a Certified Family Life Educator.