Deondra Rose is the Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor of Public Policy and Associate Professor of Political Science and History at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. She is also the Director of Polis: Center for Politics and Co-director of the North Carolina Scholars Strategy Network (SSN). Her research focuses on U.S. higher education policy, political behavior, American Political Development (APD), and the politics of identity, particularly in relation to gender, race, and socioeconomic status.
Her new book, The Power of Black Excellence: HBCUs and the Fight for American Democracy (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), examines the crucial role that historically Black colleges have played in American political development.
A summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Georgia (Political Science), Rose received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University (Government), with a specialization in American Politics and Public Policy.