President, Macalester College
Brian Rosenberg is the 16th president of Macalester College. Prior to becoming president, Rosenberg was the dean of the faculty and an English professor at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., a position he held since 1998. Rosenberg believes in the importance of the liberal arts college, referring to it as "a uniquely American institution." These colleges, according to Rosenberg, "have emphasized breadth and flexibility rather than narrow specialization, remaining, for more than two centuries, a central tenet of American political thought and educational philosophy." Rosenberg can also talk about higher education in general, its future, value and cost. A scholar on Charles Dickens, Rosenberg has written numerous articles on the Victorian author and other subjects as well as two books, Mary Lee Settle's Beulah Quintet: The Price of Freedom (1991) and Little Dorrit's Shadows: Character and Contradiction in Dickens (1996). He was elected to the board of trustees of The Dickens Society in 2000. A native of New York City, Rosenberg received his B.A. degree from Cornell University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Columbia University. Rosenberg has been at Macalester since 2003.
BA: Cornell University
MA and PhD: Columbia University