Ms. Rose entered the distance learning industry in 2003, at Texas Tech University division of Outreach and Distance Education. She earned a Masters of Education in Instructional Technology while at Texas Tech. In 2007, she moved to Colorado Mesa University to begin their online learning program. Nine years later, she moved to the east coast and ODU. She has published research on online communities and has served as President of the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning three times. Her contribution to a book on digital badging is due to be published this year.