Katie K. Rose, Ph.D.

Professor, Child Development/Child Life

Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling

Katie K. Rose, Ph.D.


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Katie Rose is a professor in child development. She teaches both online and face-to-face courses on topics related to lifespan development, early child development, development of infants and toddlers, research methods, and other topics related to how children develop and grow. She spent the early part of her career working in child care centers as a teacher and administrator. She also completed both a practicum and internship in Child Life as part of her academic preparation. She has presented her research findings in national and international forums, as well as in peer-reviewed professional journals such as The Journal of Family Issues and Community, Work, and Family. She continues to stay in touch with practitioners in the field through her work as a trainer for professionals currently working in the child care field.


Ph.D., Child Development & Family Studies, Purdue University System : Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
M.S., Child Development & Family Studies, Purdue University System : Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
M.S., Human Development & Family Studies, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
B.S., Child and Family Studies, Baylor University, Waco, Texas


Parental decision-making about non-parental child care arrangements; child care quality; Professional development of child care providers

Latest Articles

Decision making about non-parental child care by fathers: What is important to fathers in a non-parental child care program? (published online before print March 18, 2016)
Journal of Family Issues (2018)
Katherine K Rose, Amy J Johnson, Joel Muro, Rhonda Buckley

(published online before print June, 16, 2016). Peer perceptions of students receiving pull out services in elementary school: A multi-age study. doi: 10.1080/13603116.2016.1197323.
International Journal of Inclusive Education (2017)
Katherine K Rose, Denaye Barahona, Joel Muro

Use of child centered play therapy responses in a child care setting.
Dimensions of Early Childhood (2017)
J. Muro, L. Muro, K. Rose, L. Webster, C. Allen

Parental perceptions of the role of media and technology in their young children's lives
Journal of Early Childhood Research (2016)
B Vittrup, S Snider, K Rose, J Rippy

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Child Life Professionals
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Society for Research in Child Development

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor, College of Professional Education, Texas Woman's University (2018)
  • Distinction in Service, Texas Woman's University (2018)
  • Outstanding Research Mentor, College of Professional Education (2016)